September 24, 2006

ABC under fire again for special that places Bush on school roof firing at terrorists on 9/11

Posted in Bush II, political satire at 6:34 pm by thewashingtonbeltsider

by Tom Toburn

After criticism of their recent broadcast of “The Path to 9/11,” which had a purportedly biased recounting of the 9/11 terror network’s evolution, ABC is once again being accused of anti-liberal bias for airing a special Friday where President Bush is seen firing at the flight 93 hijackers with a bazooka from atop a kindergarten class in Tampa. “To see Bush, who was reading to kindergarteners at the time, performing these Chuck Norris or Arnold Schwarzenegger pyrotechnics, is patently absurd,” said left wing commentator George Will. “It’s an outrageous distortion of the facts,” said Jewish liberal media critic Howard Kurtz. “For one thing, Flight 93 was flying over Pennsylvania, which is nowhere near Tampa, Florida.”

ABC responded in a press release that the events are based on facts, but there are events and characters where time compression and other minor liberties and artistic license, take place. “We know some people in government intended to shoot at that flight to bring it down. We don’t know what would’ve happened. This is just one version of it,” the press release says.


1 Comment »

  1. […] She denies that a comprehensive stratgey was left in place by Clinton, and said “Former President Clinton himself admits to trying and failing. We tried, got a little confused, then tried again later. It is counterproductive to try and hash over this all again. Let’s just leave it at ‘Clinton did not take them out, we heroically invaded Aghanistan after 9/11, and President Bush never fought them off with a machine gun (as the more recent ABC docudrama has tried to expouse).” […]

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