Friday, September 08, 2006

A Stench Permeates Kansas City

Around 3:30 I noticed a horrible smell in the air. The sky had turned dark and green. The scream of sirens and the drone of helicopters broke the tranquil late summer silence. It was a scene out of Star Wars; only a different evil emperor had made his entrance. Bush had arrived. Sucking money out of the rich ones for his lackey Senator Jim "No" Talent. He was (actually still is as I write) just down the road at the mansion of Tom Ward, the owner of Russell Stover Candy. Add them to your list of businesses to avoid. Talent has been a faithful lackey but he needs more money to buy the election. Daddy Bush will oblige.

On a more positive note, it seems ABC is doing some rewrites on its Fake=umentary on 9/11. Here is what I wrote to KMBC KCMO:

The "Path to 9/11" movie is flawed and a blatent attempt by some to sway the minds of viewers. ABC claims the movie is "based on the 9/11 Commission Report." But numerous 9/11 Commission members have said the miniseries actually directly contradicts their report.

This is not a partisan issue. Numerous conservatives – including Brent Bozell, former Reagan aide Bill Bennett, author Richard Miniter, and others – have said that ABC should correct the factual errors in the series.

ABC has marketed this miniseries to thousands of high school teachers, urging them to have their students watch. American high school students shouldn't be taught the history of 9/11 using a politically slanted, factually inaccurate docudrama. Scholastic dropped its support, realizing it was broadcasting lies and misrepresentations.

By putting this program on the air, more viewers will see it than will ever read the 9/11 Commission Report. ABC is abusing their public trust and doing a disservice to their audience by presenting fiction as fact. I will not watch it and have made sure my friends and family will not as well.

It is fun being an activist!

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