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EarlG ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-07-06 01:04 PM
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12. Don't worry, you won't be able to tell
ABC wont give President Clinton, Madeleine Albright or Sandy Berger a copy of its 9/11 docudrama, The Path to 9/11. But there is virtually nothing about the film ABC wont share with the right-wing blogosphere.

For example, an ABC insider sent this missive to right-wing blogger Hugh Hewitt about potential edits to the film:

The Disney execs met all through the weekend - unheard of in this business - debating what changes would be made and what concessions should be given. Here is what looks to be the conclusion:

- There will be a handful of tweaks made to a few scenes.
- They are minor, and nuance in most cases - a line lift here, a tweak to the edit there.
- There are 900 screeners out there. When this airs this weekend, there will be a number of people who will spend their free evenings looking for these changes and will be hard pressed to identify them. They are that minor.
- The average viewer would not be able to tell the difference between the two versions.
- The message of the Clinton Admin failures remains fully intact.
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  -ABC alters 9/11 show under pressure ("very slight alterations") sabra  Sep-07-06 12:54 PM   #0 
  - So are they going to say it's contains lies and distortions?  redqueen   Sep-07-06 12:56 PM   #1 
  - Yep, "based in part" is pretty much the same as "inspired by"  Mike Daniels   Sep-07-06 01:13 PM   #16 
     - Based in part on truth, based in part on lies and RW spin.  Sentinel Chicken   Sep-07-06 01:42 PM   #22 
  - WHAT BULL n/t  musette_sf   Sep-07-06 12:56 PM   #2 
  - Would seem redundant.  KyndCulture   Sep-07-06 12:57 PM   #3 
  - Berger and Albright would sue  LostinVA   Sep-07-06 12:57 PM   #4 
  - All they have to add is...  warrens   Sep-07-06 12:57 PM   #5 
  - They forgot Poland!  notundecided   Sep-07-06 01:30 PM   #18 
  - Still a Prop-umentary  dave29   Sep-07-06 12:59 PM   #6 
  - Randi Rhodes  PegDAC   Sep-07-06 04:36 PM   #32 
  - "a left-wing organization" as in ONE?  rodeodance   Sep-07-06 01:00 PM   #7 
  - "failures of the Clinton and Bush administrations"  rodeodance   Sep-07-06 01:02 PM   #9 
  - Thomas Kean is a whore  BonnieJW   Sep-07-06 02:15 PM   #28 
  - Patricia Heaton...  geardaddy   Sep-07-06 04:02 PM   #29 
  - Just love how they compare (one) "left-wing" group to "conservative"  kysrsoze   Sep-07-06 04:23 PM   #31 
  - NOT good enough...........  Double T   Sep-07-06 01:02 PM   #8 
  - Absolutely NOT good enough... We need to UP the pressure, now.  Hissyspit   Sep-07-06 08:33 PM   #55 
  - FIVE HOUR??? Thought it was SIX ass-numbing HOURS??  MADem   Sep-07-06 01:02 PM   #10 
  - NOT GOOD ENOUGH. Dem biggies need to keep up the attack on it, as well as  confludemocrat   Sep-07-06 01:03 PM   #11 
  - Don't worry, you won't be able to tell  EarlG   Sep-07-06 01:04 PM   #12 
  - Sweet.  redqueen   Sep-07-06 02:02 PM   #26 
  - And this....they sent it to Rush  Lochloosa   Sep-07-06 02:05 PM   #27 
  - NOT GOOD ENOUGH! God damn the fascist bastards!  Benhurst   Sep-07-06 01:07 PM   #13 
  - Jesus Christ! Just when you think you've seen it all...there's more  0007   Sep-07-06 11:18 PM   #58 
  - The show is airing Sunday and it's still in the editing process?  AngryOldDem   Sep-07-06 01:08 PM   #14 
  - "The series is based in part on the truth,  wtmusic   Sep-07-06 01:09 PM   #15 
  - Are they going to include the scene  SDDEM06   Sep-07-06 01:24 PM   #17 
  - Liberal media at it again  maseman   Sep-07-06 01:35 PM   #19 
  - A quick brain storm meeting at ABC to fix the inaccuracies  Javaman   Sep-07-06 01:38 PM   #20 
  - Gone one!  geardaddy   Sep-07-06 04:48 PM   #33 
  - ABC  anitar1   Sep-07-06 01:39 PM   #21 
  - is that like saying the documentary "might" have "some" truth in it  Supersedeas   Sep-07-06 01:49 PM   #23 
  - Of course not.. silly...  Roy   Sep-07-06 04:14 PM   #30 
  - These MSM fascists are 10 times more subtle than Goebbels and  Zorra   Sep-07-06 01:55 PM   #24 
  - "alleged inaccuracies"  Spacemom   Sep-07-06 02:01 PM   #25 
  - ABC alters 9/11 show under pressure  jseankil   Sep-07-06 05:42 PM   #34 
  - I'll bet the changes don't address any of the lies.  electropop   Sep-07-06 05:42 PM   #35 
  - The "Clinton let Osama go" myth was debunked almost immediately  brentspeak   Sep-07-06 05:42 PM   #36 
  - March 3, 1996 Sudan offer; March 16, 1996, HW visits Saudi  pat_k   Sep-07-06 05:42 PM   #45 
     - Blah!  Megahurtz   Sep-07-06 05:42 PM   #47 
  - How many non-documentaries come with study guides?  donco6   Sep-07-06 05:42 PM   #37 
  - this is a great example of subtle RW bias in 'objective' journalism  ixion   Sep-07-06 05:42 PM   #38 
  - Bingo  bluedeminredstate   Sep-07-06 05:51 PM   #50 
  - Get Bob Menendez to sue Kean? (Libels Clinton to help Kean Jr.)  pat_k   Sep-07-06 05:42 PM   #39 
  - Unless they've altered it to concentrate very heavily on the final  SeattleVet   Sep-07-06 05:42 PM   #40 
  - Dear ABC affiliate: Please advise when and where your license renewal  ShockediSay   Sep-07-06 05:42 PM   #41 
  - I'm asking who the sponsors are, as well  MaineDem   Sep-07-06 05:42 PM   #48 
  - Thank you, ShockediSay. I copied your note without even asking.  reprobate   Sep-07-06 06:08 PM   #53 
  - license  diamidue   Sep-08-06 12:40 AM   #60 
     - WOW! Your link definitely recommended reading! nt  ShockediSay   Sep-08-06 10:44 AM   #61 
     - Sinclair Affiliates (refused to carry names of war dead)most challengeable  ShockediSay   Sep-08-06 03:34 PM   #85 
  - Alleged inaccuracies?  Nite Owl   Sep-07-06 05:42 PM   #42 
  - The bottom line is...  warrens   Sep-07-06 05:42 PM   #43 
  - Exactly, AND...  Not Me   Sep-07-06 05:42 PM   #44 
  - Well, maybe you and others like you, here, who are discerning and  calimary   Sep-07-06 05:42 PM   #49 
     - calimary, is she aware of where the Bush family money came from?  reprobate   Sep-07-06 05:53 PM   #51 
        - Sigh... I'm not sure about that, but I doubt it would sway her.  calimary   Sep-07-06 06:54 PM   #54 
  - Now if we could just get as many folks to question the commission report  John Q. Citizen   Sep-07-06 05:42 PM   #46 
  - we need to still keep up the pressure.  MATTMAN   Sep-07-06 06:07 PM   #52 
  - Read some entries on an MSNBC message board today  judaspriestess   Sep-07-06 09:33 PM   #56 
  - I guess they left out the part about the international alerts...  kitty1   Sep-07-06 09:40 PM   #57 
  - Not good enough for me...  bliss_eternal   Sep-08-06 12:11 AM   #59 
  - ABC: 9/11 program criticism 'premature'  Ignacio Upton   Sep-08-06 12:53 PM   #62 
  - So WHO was in the White House almost one year before 911?  LynnTheDem   Sep-08-06 12:53 PM   #63 
  - Yes - let's wait until they've polluted the atmosphere then debate it.  BlueManDude   Sep-08-06 12:53 PM   #64 
  - Yeah, so then the lies will become impossible to debunk  Ignacio Upton   Sep-08-06 12:53 PM   #66 
     - Hey 30% think that Saddam was behind 9/11 n/t  BlueManDude   Sep-08-06 12:53 PM   #69 
        - This article shows that it's more like 40%+  Ignacio Upton   Sep-08-06 12:53 PM   #70 
  - Former President Clinton  Juniperx   Sep-08-06 12:53 PM   #65 
  - The film is not complete four days before they air it? They  tsuki   Sep-08-06 12:53 PM   #67 
  - Vote "YES" on to cancel crock-u-drama  evatesq   Sep-08-06 12:53 PM   #68 
  - is the toe-sucker's creation.  trotsky   Sep-08-06 12:53 PM   #72 
  - Isn't that Dick "Toe Sucker" Morris' site? I think I'll pass.  Fridays Child   Sep-08-06 12:53 PM   #74 
  - it's already been freep'd. at 77-23 voting no. (eom)  leQ   Sep-08-06 12:53 PM   #82 
  - If the editing process isn't complete, why dld Scholastic already...  Fridays Child   Sep-08-06 12:53 PM   #71 
  - Scholastic has seen the light.  Doremus   Sep-08-06 12:53 PM   #78 
     - That's beside the point. They published their companion guide...  Fridays Child   Sep-08-06 12:53 PM   #80 
  - yeah, because only 900 copies were reviewed  gasperc   Sep-08-06 12:53 PM   #73 
  - ABC is 100% full of @*it!  peace13   Sep-08-06 12:53 PM   #75 
  - The first step in "we are not going to pull it."  Neshanic   Sep-08-06 12:53 PM   #76 
  - they want us to wait i guess until its aired in all its lies  samsingh   Sep-08-06 12:53 PM   #77 
  - Don't you love this argument?  JerseygirlCT   Sep-08-06 12:53 PM   #79 
  - So were the 900 copies sent to RW flacks...  orwell   Sep-08-06 12:53 PM   #81 
  - An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. ABC and everybody  theophilus   Sep-08-06 12:53 PM   #83 
  - "very slight alterations"? enough to avoid prosecutions??  Imagevision   Sep-08-06 12:54 PM   #84 

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