Clinton Calls for Correction of Inaccuracies in “The Path to 9/11”

Bill Clinton has joined former members of his administration in condemning the inaccurate miniseries, The Path to 9/11. He has called on ABC to either correct the factual errors or pull the show entirely: The New York Post reports:

A furious Bill Clinton is warning ABC that its mini-series “The Path to 9/11” grossly misrepresents his pursuit of Osama bin Laden – and he is demanding the network “pull the drama” if changes aren’t made.Clinton pointedly refuted several fictionalized scenes that he claims insinuate he was too distracted by the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal to care about bin Laden and that a top adviser pulled the plug on CIA operatives who were just moments away from bagging the terror master, according to a letter to ABC boss Bob Iger obtained by The Post.

The former president also disputed the portrayal of then-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright as having tipped off Pakistani officials that a strike was coming, giving bin Laden a chance to flee.

“The content of this drama is factually and incontrovertibly inaccurate and ABC has the duty to fully correct all errors or pull the drama entirely,” the four-page letter said.

Adding to a growing list of people disputing claims made by the show, Crooks and Liars has video of Richard Ben-Veniste, a member of the 9/11 commission on false representations of the 9/11 commission’s report.

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    kj says:

    Sooooo, are we going to begin examining history as it happens?
    I can only hope…

    Found this on CNN.com:
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Children’s publishing company Scholastic said that it is removing materials from its Web site originally created for use in conjunction with ABC’s “The Path to 9/11” amid growing controversy over the docudrama.

    The company said it will create a new classroom discussion guide for high school students that focuses more specifically on media literacy, critical thinking, and historical background.

    “After a thorough review of the original guide that we offered online to about 25,000 high school teachers, we determined that the materials did not meet our high standards for dealing with controversial issues,” Dick Robinson, Chairman, President and CEO of Scholastic said in a statement.

    “At the same time, we believe that developing critical thinking and media literacy skills is crucial for students in today’s society in order to participate fully in our democracy and that a program such as ‘The Path to 9/11’ provides a very ‘teachable moment’ for developing these skills at the high school level. We encourage teachers not to shy away from the controversy surrounding the program, but rather to engage their students in meaningful, in-depth discussion.”

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