Scott on September 11, 2006 at 7:53 pm
As I mentioned in an earlier post, the Huffington Post is in full “take advantage of the 9/11 anniversary” mode. One of the many commentaries is from John Fund titled “Clinton Officials Have a Point on Docudramas – Let’s Clean Them All Up.”
And I agree with the basic premise of what he says, namely that the possible spin attached to this type of docudrama/documentary should be kept in check. Here’s my problem with the whole thing as Mr. Fund sees it: He is picking and choosing what he is outraged about. He’s upset because of supposed inaccuracies related to the Clinton administration and how they handled OBL, but he doesn’t mention the most glaring example of a “dirty” movie/documentary, namely Michael Moore and the OUTRAGEOUS fictions and outright lies that were fabricated for his travesty of a mocumentary, “Fahrenheit 9/11.” Michael Moore LIED about Bush and became the darling of the liberal democrats. ABC dramatizes events as supported by interviews and government reports and they become liberal enemy #1.
About “The Road to 9/11,” Mr. Fund mentions Sandy Berger and Madeleine Albright and their outrage at supposedly being “misrepresented” at various parts of the story, including a portion where Mr. Berger is depicted ordering the C.I.A. to stop their plan to kill Osama bin Laden. In their outrage (and in Mr. Fund’s sympathy), they all seem to ignore the fact that Clinton has admitted as such and is on audio tape admitting that that very thing happened not once, not twice, but three times within a 48 hour period.
I have not heard one word about Republicans objecting to the contents of this ABC movie, and I’m assuming that they won’t end up smelling like roses by the time it is over. I’m not saying that it hasn’t happened, I’m just not seeing it reported in the MSM, on the Web, or in the blogs.
What I AM seeing though is liberals and democrats in a snit, pouting and complaining and even threatening ABC. They (and when I say “they” I am referring to Clinton and his peeps) seem to want to re-write history which I guess goes along with their paradigm that truth is flexible and relative, depending on who is telling it.
Perhaps I am expecting too much or perhaps not.
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