November 15th, 2006 by Peter Slutsky
The soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) will pressure President Bush to answer the tough questions on his ’stay the course’ Iraq strategy.
America, we are in better hands now. I hope the Democrats can step up and find a solution to this war to get our brave troops home as soon as possible. President Bush and the GOP Congress lost this war (not the troops, the politicians) and now it is up to the Democrats to save the day.
I believe the GOP will fall into political obscurity for many years to come. They are the feeble minded party that was faced with the challenges of the new world order following September 11, 2001 and they have failed this country and the world.
George W. Bush: worst President in American history.
September 7th, 2006 by Matthew Slutsky
Don’t mess with President Clinton.
As Josh told us about yesterday, ABC is planning to run a completely false documentary about the events of 9-11. Americans should be incensed by this fictional depiction of the tragedy and should sign this petition to tell ABC that they should not run this show.
But it seems that no one is more upset about this film than President Bill Clinton. Clinton is the target of many allegations in this film and he’s fighting mad.
From the NYPost:
WASHINGTON – A furious Bill Clinton is warning ABC that its mini-series “The Path to 9/11″ grossly misrepresents his pursuit of Osama bin Laden – and he is demanding the network “pull the drama” if changes aren’t made.
Clinton pointedly refuted several fictionalized scenes that he claims insinuate he was too distracted by the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal to care about bin Laden and that a top adviser pulled the plug on CIA operatives who were just moments away from bagging the terror master, according to a letter to ABC boss Bob Iger obtained by The Post.
The former president also disputed the portrayal of then-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright as having tipped off Pakistani officials that a strike was coming, giving bin Laden a chance to flee.
“The content of this drama is factually and incontrovertibly inaccurate and ABC has the duty to fully correct all errors or pull the drama entirely,” the four-page letter said.
Nobody messes with Bubba.
September 6th, 2006 by Joshua Skaroff
With the fifth anniversary of the September 11th attacks approaching prepare to be bombarded by 9/11 symbolism and tributes all over the media spectrum. It is hard to believe that we’re already 5 years away from that terrible day, moreso because so little has changed in our nation, despite 9/11 “changing everything.”
One thing that hasn’t change is the right-wing’s stranglehold on the corporate media. Witness ABC/Disney’s “docudrama,” “The Path to 9/11″ set to air September 10th and 11th and presented as â€œbased on The 9/11 Commission Report.â€ There’s only one problem: it’s fiction. Written by a conservative activist, the movie places all the blame on the Clinton administration by fictionalizing many scenes and presents the Bush administration as engaged and active. No mention of My Pet Goat.
Though the piece criticizes President Clinton, former counter-terrorism czar Richard Clarke, and Clinton National Security Advisor Sandy Berger, ABC has refused to provide any of their offices with copies and has apparently distributed over 900 copies to right-wing bloggers. Even Bush counterterrorism official Roger Cressey has decried the film as “shameful” and inaccurate.
So is this piece of Republican propaganda a gift-in-kind from ABC to Bush and the GOP? Congressmen Conyers, Dingell, Harman, and Slaughter think as much and have asked ABC to correct the many factual errors in the film. And did we mention that ABC is airing the entire show commercial free? That’s a mighty big gift.
Fight back against the right-wing noise machine and demand ABC tell the truth about 9/11.