Thursday, September 25, 2008

Blocking the Path to 9/11

I saw a documentary last night (and no, I was not the one there who actually had pink hair) called, Blocking the Path to 9/11 that was extremely pertinent to what's going on in the media today. It was about the docudrama, The Path to 9/11 that appeared on ABC and portrayed events leading up to the attacks of September 11 and the Clintons' attempts to have the film pulled/ censored. It was also about the Democrats (at large) apparent willingness/ eagerness to have the film stopped including, incredibly, Harry Reid and others (who admit on camera that they have not seen the film) threatening ABC with having their broadcast license revoked and the Main Stream Media's eagerness to buy into and accept unconditionally whatever it was that the Clintonistas were telling them.

It was a fascinating and blood boiling film and really should be seen by a wider audience, especially given the current climate.

What struck me as particularly relevant to what's going on right now was a section in the film that detailed a series of what were essentially fabrications on the part of Clinton "operatives" (a word with bad connotations which the LA Times (at least) loves to ascribe to anyone having to do with the Bush Administration or Republicans in general) who really made up an amazing series of lies to outline a perceived Right Wing Conspiracy ™ which 0they blamed for instigating the film. (There's a hilarious section of the doc (well, hilarious to any of us working in Hollywood) where the lunacy of that was explained.) It also details the amazing way those lies worked their way into the Main Stream Media as fact and it bore a striking resemblance to what's happening with Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin (read here for an amazing piece of work on this.) As with most of my conservative friends (who also remain hidden in underground bunkers of Laurel Canyon and wear paper bags over their heads when venturing out for their iced-chai, decaf lattes) I've been stunned and appalled at the lies strewn about by anyone with a keyboard and internet access that get taken up and just blathered out. What is more amazing, is there seems to be a concerted effort to do this. Eyeball this, for instance.