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Senate Democrats are now making not—so—veiled threats against ABC if it goes ahead and runs The Path to 9/11. National Review Online's Media Blog reports:

Sens. Reid, Durbin, Stabenow, Schumer, and Dorgan sent a letter to Disney today containing the following passages:

We write with serious concerns about the planned upcoming broadcast of The Path to 9/11 mini—series on September 10 and 11. Countless reports from experts on 9/11 who have viewed the program indicate numerous and serious inaccuracies that will undoubtedly serve to misinform the American people about the tragic events surrounding the terrible attacks of that day. Furthermore, the manner in which this program has been developed, funded, and advertised suggests a partisan bent unbecoming of a major company like Disney and a major and well respected news organization like ABC. We therefore urge you to cancel this broadcast to cease Disney's plans to use it as a teaching tool in schools across America through Scholastic. Presenting such deeply flawed and factually inaccurate misinformation to the American public and to children would be a gross miscarriage of your corporate and civic responsibility to the law, to your shareholders, and to the nation. 

The Communications Act of 1934 provides your network with a free broadcast license predicated on the fundamental understanding of your principle obligation to act as a trustee of the public airwaves in serving the public interest.

Ed Lasky   9 08 06

Greg Richards adds:

Nixon was a piker. This is a threat far more direct than ever made by the Nixon Administration on the TV licenses of the Washignton Post about which so much was made in the Watergate affair.  But it is just business as usual for the party that thinks they can do what they want without consequence.  If this had been issued by the Nixon Administration, we would still be reading about in it the history books as the next—to—last step to a fascist takeover of the Republic.

Update: Dinocrat and some literate readers have pointed out that the Democrat Senate leadership does not know the difference between the adjective "principal" and the noun "principle." (see boldface portions type above.) I realize it is confusing when you have the teacher unions as big financial supporters, because many  principals (noun, pl.) work in schools.

Thomas Lifson

Senate Democrats are now making not—so—veiled threats against ABC if it goes ahead and runs The Path to 9/11. National Review Online's Media Blog reports:

Sens. Reid, Durbin, Stabenow, Schumer, and Dorgan sent a letter to Disney today containing the following passages:

We write with serious concerns about the planned upcoming broadcast of The Path to 9/11 mini—series on September 10 and 11. Countless reports from experts on 9/11 who have viewed the program indicate numerous and serious inaccuracies that will undoubtedly serve to misinform the American people about the tragic events surrounding the terrible attacks of that day. Furthermore, the manner in which this program has been developed, funded, and advertised suggests a partisan bent unbecoming of a major company like Disney and a major and well respected news organization like ABC. We therefore urge you to cancel this broadcast to cease Disney's plans to use it as a teaching tool in schools across America through Scholastic. Presenting such deeply flawed and factually inaccurate misinformation to the American public and to children would be a gross miscarriage of your corporate and civic responsibility to the law, to your shareholders, and to the nation. 

The Communications Act of 1934 provides your network with a free broadcast license predicated on the fundamental understanding of your principle obligation to act as a trustee of the public airwaves in serving the public interest.

Ed Lasky   9 08 06

Greg Richards adds:

Nixon was a piker. This is a threat far more direct than ever made by the Nixon Administration on the TV licenses of the Washignton Post about which so much was made in the Watergate affair.  But it is just business as usual for the party that thinks they can do what they want without consequence.  If this had been issued by the Nixon Administration, we would still be reading about in it the history books as the next—to—last step to a fascist takeover of the Republic.

Update: Dinocrat and some literate readers have pointed out that the Democrat Senate leadership does not know the difference between the adjective "principal" and the noun "principle." (see boldface portions type above.) I realize it is confusing when you have the teacher unions as big financial supporters, because many  principals (noun, pl.) work in schools.

Thomas Lifson