I grew up reading comic books wanting to be a superhero. Comics taught me that those who speak the truth are heroes, all the rest are liars.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Harry Potter and Bu$h's Magic WMDs

The ABC television network is using the fifth anniversary of 9/11 as an opportunity to rewrite history. On September 10 and 11, ABC/Disney will broadcast "The Path to 9/11", a 6-hour, two-part "docudrama" written and produced by conservative filmmakers who place a lion’s share of the blame for the 9/11 terrorist attacks on alleged failures of the Clinton administration.

This ABC's mockumentary has no sponsors and is a Disney/ABC production. A good run down of how it came into being is posted a firedoglake. While this is as fictional as Harry Potter (who they also produce!) and the WMD (who Bush produced yet hasn't), The Path... is getting plenty of coverage regarding what’s wrong and right with it, but just in case you want to do more especially in shielding your children from this disgraceful display of GOP propaganda…Perhaps next will be Harry Potter and Bu$h's Magic WMD? read on...

The biggest impact you can have is to call your local school district’s main office and ask nicely that they take immediate action against Scholastic for promoting this type of propaganda and lies through the schools. If people want to understand the failures that led to 9/11, they should turn to these and other examples of actual journalism rather than the mix of fact, fantasy and deliberate distortion that ABC/Disney plans to broadcast on the fifth anniversary of America’s deadliest terrorist attack. This distortion is wrong. Contact your local school district first then here’s more contacts…

BTW- Scholastic, Inc., is the company that is set to disseminate Republican propaganda and revisionist history through schools to millions of American school children who read books such as Highlight. Here's the customer service number for Scholastic Books. Customers within the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada may call toll-free (1-800-724-6527), Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM and Saturday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Central Standard Time. You can ‘Press 0’ to get to an operator but as of an hour ago, they are no longer answering.

From Huffington Post:

The cat calls surrounding ABC's "The Path to 9/11" continue to grow louder. Not only is the network under fire for legitimate questions about the veracity of the primetime mini-series, which apparently goes to significant lengths to pin the blame of 9/11 on the Clinton administration, but ABC itself has failed to answer questions about the dubious way it has arranged for conservative partisans to view the program prior to air date (which has allowed them to cheerlead the movie online and on talk radio), yet Democratic activists have been stiff-armed. My own numerous calls to ABC's publicist requesting a screening copy of "The Path to 9/11" have been ignored. Even former President Bill Clinton's request for a DVD hasgone unheeded by ABC.

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