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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Danny Schechter, Mediachannel.org

The last time a docudrama triggered a such a sh*t storm was not that long ago, when CBS was offering a a fictionalized dramatization of the live and loves of Ronald Reagan. That was back in November 2003. Right wing organizations went ballistic with websites like insultspunished.com blasting it as biased and an unacceptable attack on a living President. Other outlets compared it to a media assassination.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Paul Rogat Loeb

I'd actually be fine if ABC aired their Swift Boating mockudrama, The Path to /9/11. They just have to do one little thing:

A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL

Consistency in brand identity – that is characterized by quality and credibility – is the most important point to remember in building a national and international identity.

A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL

These are the facts:

It’s the standard Rovian/Swift Boat practice to crank up the right wing echo chamber with falsehoods about a project or accusation, deny access to opposing viewpoints, and then claim that the objectors don’t know what they are talking about because they haven’t seen what they are objecting to.

A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL

Forget about any pretense of the Disney-ABC $40 million (commercial free) "The Path to 9/11" being a project that accidentally went astray. With the facts available as of Saturday afternoon, September 9, one thing is already clear. It is a pre-meditated hit job, in the Rovian-GOP Swift Boat tradition.

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

by Tony Peyser

David L. Cunningham (son of Loren)
Has his own group, which has tried
To make Hollywood less liberal
And transform it from the inside.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Norman Solomon

The USA's mass media constantly tell us how Americans see the "war on terror." But the same outlets rarely tell us much about how the rest of the world sees it.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

All the fuss over ABC's miniseries The Path to 9/11 has been over its factual inaccuracies blaming Bill Clinton for the terrorist attacks. But there is another big problem with the movie: most of the shooting was exported to Canada to save money, diverting millions of dollars from the American economy. The following is a picture of actors reenacting the collapse of the World Trade Center - in downtown Toronto:

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Ray McGovern

Addressing the use of torture yesterday President George W. Bush played to the baser instincts of Americans as he strained to turn his violation of national and international law into Exhibit A on how "tough" he is on terrorists. His tour de force brought to mind the charge the Athenians leveled at Socrates -- making the worse case appear the better. Bush's remarks made it abundantly clear, though, that he is not about to take the hemlock.

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