By Andrew L. Jaffee
“Liberals” are urging ABC to censor its planned mini-series, “The Path To 911,” stating, “Accounts of advance screenings indicate that this program places primary responsibility for the attacks of 9/11 on the Clinton administration while whitewashing the failures of the Bush administration.” Our Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press,” and yet some members of the Democratic Party have gotten involved, calling for the special’s cancellation. These goons went as far as to threaten to pull ABC’s broadcast license — in the USA?!?! (read their letter here). I don’t see any text or amendments in the Constitution making exemptions for “advance screenings” by leftists. Remind you of the Islamist reaction to the Danish cartoons? Birds of a feather… If the Left doesn’t like it, then it doesn’t get shown? Is this what we’ve come to as a society?
Please explain, what is “liberal” about censoring a TV show? Such condescension towards the American people — the Left’s assumption being that Americans are too stupid to decide for themselves what happened on 911. Should the media only dish out negative coverage of Bush, but not of Clinton? Please contact ABC and urge them politely to go ahead with “The Path To 911.” Here’s a sample letter:
I urge you to resist calls to censor your special, “The Path To 911.” Please air the mini-series as-is, and let the American people decide for themselves. 911 was a great tragedy. The last thing our country needs is less information about the event. Thank you.
ABC on-line comment form:
ABC general comments, including telephone comment line:
77 West 66th Street New York, NY 10023
General Information 212-456-7777 (comment line)
Network News desk 212-456-2700
212-456-4866 (fax) or 212-456-2795 (fax)
Robert Iger, President
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