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Friday, September 08, 2006

Urge WTNH not to broadcast fake GOP-u-Drama

The blogosphere has been in a uproar over ABC's right-winged GOP-u-Drama "path to 9-11" and unless you've been living in a cave, you should knwo the details of this disgusting hitpiece.

In case you haven't heard abou t this piece of trash film, this so-called piece of work includes scenes that are compeltely false, all in an effort to place a majority of the blame for 9/11 on President Clinton as oppose to the real person who was asleep at the wheel George W. Bush.

Keith Olbermann broke it down on Countdown recently. Watch it and get pissed off.

Now, are you upset? Want to do something about in Connecticut. Well, itskevin from MLN has the details.
It would be great if a lot of us could send emails and/or call WTNH. Here's the contact info:

To send an email:
Use the feedback form (for department, select the programming option) available here

To call:
(203) 784-8888

For additional contact resources (click here):

Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo had a great idea. Let's also pursue this through the station owner, LIN TV Corp., based in Providence. Their number is: (401) 454-2880. Ask them (politely of course) what they plan to do. If you get any interesting replies, please post them in the comments, and/or send them to Josh at talk@talkingpointsmemo.com

Here are a few bullet points to stress:

-- The Path to 9/11 was written by a right-wing activist.
-- The program includes a scene showing Sandy Berger telling a CIA officer on the ground in Afghanistan NOT to take out Bin Laden when we could have. This never happened.
-- Sandy Berger, Richard Clarke (counter-terrorism head under both Clinton and BushCo), 9/11 Commission member Richard Ben-Veniste and others in a position to know ALL refute some of the key scenes in the program.
-- In an effort to gin up ratings and/or political gain, advance copies of the program have been provided to numerous right-wing outlets and blogs -- including Rush Limbaugh, who has been promoting it for days -- but not to left-wing outlets or even Clinton administration offcials.
-- ABC has been promoting the program as an objective look at the events that led up to 9/11, going so far as to provide study guides to schools. The Scholastic Corporation has been involved in this effort.