I’m sure you’ve all heard by now that ABC is showing a docu-drama about 911 on the fifth anniversary of the horrible event. The Democrats are up in arms about the show and the inaccurate portrayals contained in the uncut version. From what we’re told, the show tries to pen the problem on Clinton, who is partly to blame, but not completely as the 911 Commission Reported. Even the executive producer of the film admits they conflated some of the events and one of the lead actors complains that he didn't sign up to do fiction. The network is planning on running this show without commercials breaks, except for one 20 minute break for a speech by George Bush. Normally I think not having commercials is a good idea, but if the final cut of this docu-drama is as biased as some suggest, it would be nice to be able to take our complaints to advertisers who could then “punish” ABC in the capitalist way, in the pocketbook.
I have a suggestion. If ABC wants to be fair, show the uncut version of their show, but follow it the next night with Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 911. Maybe show ½ of their docu-drama, then Moore’s movie, then the remaining half of their docu-drama. As someone who hasn’t seen either movie, and have heard people call both movies fiction, I’m sure the truth is somewhere in between. Bywatching them together, ABC can make everyone mad and we'll all be happy.
Of course, if I watch anything on Monday night, it’ll be football. Did you see the Steelers on Thursday?
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