Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Hollywood's Revealing Censorship of "Path to 9/11"

Michael Medved blisters Hollywood for self censoring in order to help Hillary.
The mini-series, which begins with the first World Trade Center attack in 1993, drew angry denunciations from Clinton loyalists a year ago for its accurate portrayal of the President and his top aides as only intermittently concerned by the ongoing, mounting terrorist threat. Nowrasteh said that the ABC honcho indicated that “if Hillary weren’t running for president, this wouldn’t be a problem” and his miniseries would have received the ballyhooed DVD release it deserved.
In fact, the furious leftist assault on “The Path to 9/11” shows that purportedly enlightened “progressives” are, in fact, today’s most fervent and shameless advocates of censorship. At the time of the program’s original broadcast, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and four of his Democratic colleagues (none of whom had seen the mini-series) signed a threatening letter to ABC Chief Executive Bob Iger demanding that he cancel the scheduled broadcast. Howard Dean and the Democratic National Committee launched a furious petition campaign and promised “consequences” if ABC went ahead with its plans to show “Path.”

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