Saturday, September 09, 2006
Clinton Lawyer Sends ABC Second Letter Seeking Censorship
A Second Letter has been sent by Bruce Lindsey, former aide to Clinton. Surely Lindsey by now must realize his sole existence on earth is to defend the EX-president for a lifetime of lies, misrepresentations and other illegal and immoral activities, all of which every attempt must be made to cover-up, deny and ATTEMPT TO CENSOR:
Despite press reports that ABC/Disney has made changes in the content and marketing of "The Path to 9/11," we remailn [sic] concerned about the false impression that airing the show will leave on the public. Labelng [sic] the show as "fiction" does not meet your responsibility to the victims of the September 11th attacks, their families, the hard work of the 9/11 Commission, or to the American people as a whole.
At a moment when we should be debating how to make the nation safer by implementing the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, "The Path to 9/11" calls into question the accuracy of the Commission's report and whether fabricated scenes are, in fact, an accurate portrayal of history. Indeed, the millions spent on the production of this fictional drama would have been better spent informing the public about the Commission's actual findings and the many recommendations that have yet to be acted upon. Unlike this film, that would have been a tremendous service to the public.
Although our request for an advance copy of the film has been repeatedly denied, it is all too clear that our objections to "The Path to 9/11" are valid and corroborated by those familiar with the film and intimately involved in its production.
-- Your corporate partner, Scholastic, has disassociated itself from this proect [ sic].
-- 9/11 Commission Chairman Thomas Kean, who served as co-executive producer on "The Path to 9/11," has stated that he raised concerns about the accuracy of several scenes in the film and that his concerns were not addressed during production.
-- Harvey Keitel, who plays the star role of FBI agent John O'Neill, told reporters yesterday that while the screenplay was presented to him as a fair treatment of historical events, he is upset that several scenes were simply invented for dramatic purposes.
-- Numerous Members of Congress, several 9/11 Commissioners and prominent historians have spoken out against this movie.
-- Indeed, according to press reports, the fact that you are still editing the film two days before it is scheduled to air is an admission that it is irreparably flawed.
As a nation, we need to be focused on preventing another attack, not fictionalizing the last one for television ratings. "The Path to 9/11" not only tarnishes the work of the 9/11 Commission, but also cheapens the fith [ sic] anniversary of what was a very painful moment in history for all Americans. We expect that you will make the responsible decision to not air this film.
Bruce R. Lindsey
Chief Executive Officer
William J. Clinton Foundation
Douglas J. Band
Counselor to President Clinton
Office of William Jefferson Clinton
Look, I'll take the letter at face value and that it was written by Lindsey. Discounting that there may have been typo transitional errors with the person(s) that transposed the above letter to their site - the link - on which it appears, I'd have to ask who could possibly take the above letter seriously.
If I received a letter from an attorney with all the spelling errors as the one above, one - I wouldn't take it seriously, and two - I'd figure if the attorney was a poor speller he probably failed or just scraped by in his law classes too - so I wouldn't be afraid of any possible litigation from the issue.
Look at those spelling errors! 'Remain' with an "L"? 'Labeling' without the "I"? No 'J' in "Project"? 'Fith' for "Fifth" ? C'mon....how good can this guy be in a courtroom if he can't spell?!
For those of us who are against this form of bullying and CENSORSHIP, there is still time to Send An E-Mail to ABC telling them you support them and their decision to broadcast - unedited - "The Path To 9/11".
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