September 5, 2006

KO-Ben-Veniste-ABC.jpg Richard Ben-Veniste, a member of the 9/11 commission rips ABC over their many false representation of the 9/11 commission report and the use of it to market their 9/11 mini-series as the definitive account of the 9/11 tragedy. That to me is disgraceful. Making it available to only right wing sites is also a big indicator of how slanted this ABC/ Disney production is.

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Tom Kean, Sr. is clearly shown in Countdown's segment as having complete access to the script and approving the falsehoods that show up in the TV show. Way to go Kean.

Digby has much more:

The reason this matters so much, and why Democrats are so apoplectic at the way ABC has handled this material, is that popular culture has a way of inculcating certain concepts into people's minds, especially young minds, far more effectively than talking head programs or earnest debates among political bloggers and columnists. This is the kind of thing that could taint the debate for generations if it takes hold. The right howled mercilessly at Oliver Stone's depictions of JFK and Nixon, claiming that he was rewriting on

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Just when you thought Tom Kean Sr had no credibility left to lose, we get another bombshell. Tonight Keith Olbermann played a clip of Tom Kean Sr - a paid consultant for the ABC 9/11 docudrama - talking about his role in the movie. Kean explains how he had the power to make changes to any inaccurate aspects of the movie script (emphasis mine):

"The writer and I worked together on the project so that he would share the script with me. And I could look it over from the point of view of the accuracy of the events that he was portraying, and where I thought suggestions needed to be made or changes needed to be made, I could do that.
And ABC and the writer in particular were very, very sensitive to that. And any time I said that "this isn't the way it happened" or "I don't think it happened this way," they were very, very good to make changes that were necessary." on

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