Saturday, September 09, 2006

Fantasyland............ABC/Disney Deserve Contempt

Tomorrow night and Monday, the ABC television network will broadcast a "docudrama" titled "The Path to 911." This five hour dramatic rendition of events leading up to the 9/11 attacks apparently lays the entire blame upon Bill Clinton and his administration and gives the bungling Bush Administration a free pass.

ABC acknowledges that the story is not historically correct and that some of the events depicted never happened. So, here's the bottom-line: a major television network is going to broadcast a five hour programs about the 9/11 attacks that consists of a series of egregious lies, distortions and character assassinations.

Millions of Americans will watch the program and many will believe that what they are seeing is the true historical record. Just as more than half of the American public still believes that Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda were working together and that Hussein was behind the 9/11 attacks. Why do people believe it? Because the Bush Administration and the right wing propaganda machine that supports them keep saying so. Even after this mornings newspaper headlines once again say,

"Hussein Wasn't Allied With Al Qaeda"

ABC docudrama was made by a group of right wing film makers allied with wacko conservative David Horowitz. It's purpose, political propaganda. In fact, coming in the midst of a Presidential blitz to justify his actions in Iraq and his inaction in the real effort to find the terrorist who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks, this film is a political ploy to keep Democrats from using Bush's failures to wrest control of Congess from the lapdog Republicans who has gone along with everything Bush has done and not done since 9/11.

Max Blumenthal has the background of the key players in "The Path to 911" and it will come as no surprise that they come from the far right of the political spectrum.

..."The Path to 9/11" is produced and promoted by a well-honed propaganda operation consisting of a network of little-known right-wingers working from within Hollywood to counter its supposedly liberal bias. This is the network within the ABC network. Its godfather is far right activist David Horowitz, who has worked for more than a decade to establish a right-wing presence in Hollywood and to discredit mainstream film and TV production. On this project, he is working with a secretive evangelical religious right group founded by The Path to 9/11's director David Cunningham that proclaims its goal to "transform Hollywood" in line with its messianic vision.
These are Bush's cronies. Bush may claim that Al Qaeda and its allies hate America's freedoms and democracy, but in reality this group is the group that hates our freedoms and our democratic system. This is where hatred for our Constitution is concentrated, not in some cave on the Afghan border.

Remember, fascism only takes root in democratic states. When big business supports right wing cabals to insure the election of a single party and then works to maintain that party in power through lies and deception, we are within a hair breadth of seeing the great work of the Founding Fathers destroyed.