August 15, 2008
'Path to 9/11' release blocked by Clintons
Remember the mini-series "Path to 9/11" that generated all that controversy because it deigned to portray Bill Clinton failing to kill Osama bin Laden when he had the chance? The Clintons and the left referred to the docu-drama as a "hit piece." They just couldn't stomach the idea that George Bush did not receive ALL the blame for what happened on 9/11.
Now a documentary on the documentary's problems with release to DVD is being shown tonight that will blow the lid off of an incredible story of the power of the Clintons. Powerline has the story and links to this Los Angeles Times piece:
["Blocking The Path to 9/11"] makes the case that former President Bill Clinton and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton have pressured television and studio executives into quashing the DVD release of ABC's 2006 miniseries "The Path to 9/11." The privately financed documentary argues that the Clintons, who decried the original miniseries as a right-wing hatchet job, are out to salvage their political influence and legacy at the expense of free expression.
A movie seen by tens of millions of Americans is being denied DVD release and Hollywood sits back and allows it to happen for political reasons.
The response from PEN, a Hollywood based anti-censorship group is incredible for its mealy mouthed excuse making:
"From our standpoint, it had many hours of broadcast time, so it was exposed. It's not like it was stifled and no one heard it," said Adam Somers, executive director of PEN Center USA in Culver City. "In our opinion, it was a business decision by Disney. You have to assume if Disney thought they'd make money, they'd release it."
Watch for "Blocking the Path to 9/11" coming to a screen near you.