Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Fox News is running a puff piece promoting ABC’s docudrama Path to 9/11.
Former 9/11 Commission Co-Chair Tom Kean — a paid advisor to the film — has been defending its many inaccuracies by saying the film uses fictionalized composites and is based on many sources besides the 9/11 report.But that’s not what ABC is telling Fox. In a segment this afternoon, Fox reported it was told by ABC producers that the film was “based solely and completely on the 9/11 Commission Report.”
n fact many scenes from the movie are directly contradicted by the 9/11 Commission report.
Write ABC and tell them to tell the truth about 9/11.
FOX REPORTER: It’s called “The Path to 9/11″ and it’s scheduled to air on ABC Sunday and Monday Night without commercial interruption. In the cross hairs are bureaucrats in the Clinton Administration.
[Clip from film]
KEAN: Only by understanding the story of 9/11 will we be able to make the changes, both in Washington in our cities, towns and states — we have to make sure this doesn’t happen again.
FOX REPORTER: Its producers say it is based solely and completely on the 9/11 Commission Report as it follows the footsteps of F.B.I. agent John O’Neal.