Thursday, September 07, 2006

Clintonista Revisionism

You may have heard of the controversy surrounded an ABC film called "The Path to 9/11." It portrays events during both the Clinton and Bush administrations leading up to that day. It's source material is the 9/11 Commission report, which much of the media has conveniently forgotten is the product of a bi-partisan panel they once adored.

I first heard about the film when Michael Barone screened part of it a few weeks ago. He found it riveting, and thought that it was a helpful reminder of the enemy that we face.

During the last few days stories have emerged of Democratic discontent with the film. They think it is misleading. They have even demanded that it be pulled from the air in its entirety if it is not altered. Even the New York Times TV critic has entered the fray, with a review that blends critical 'commentary' with her own political views. I don't think her readers will notice, as their groupthink has them in a MoveOn state of mind.

So the Dems are steamed about a piece of media, on ABC no less! How refreshing! As it is, they have made so much of this story that the interest in the film has only intensified. Just as the furor over the NSA surveillance program did no harm to the Republicans, this will only make the Dems look bad (and guilty).


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