The Path to 9/11 – Letter to the paper

UPDATED: Neil Justin did reply to me and pretty much just blew me off. See his response at the bottom.

If you haven’t heard about the hoo-ha surrounding the ABC mini-series The Path to 9/11 yet, I suggest you climb out from under your rock.

Today in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, writer Neal Justin had a piece about the recent and upcoming 9/11 based movies and mini-series.

In this piece, he stated that The Path to 9/11 is based on the 9/11 Commission Report (this is what ABC is claming.)

This is untrue.

So I wrote him the following letter:

Mr. Justin,

I see in the paper this morning that you have swallowed ABC’s claim that The Path to 9/11 is based on the 9/11 Commission report.

This is untrue.

The Path to 9/11 is sheer right wing propaganda rife with historical inaccuracies that tries to pin the blame for 9/11 on former President Clinton.

Many people have spoken out against the airing of this dramatization, including Al Gore, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former National Security Adviser Samuel Berger, and the 9/11 Commission.

Please read up on this unacceptable attempt to air a piece of political propaganda as a factual account and tell the public about it in the newspaper.

There are many web sites where you can read about this, including:
http://thinkprogress.org/
http://www.crooksandliars.com/
http://www.democrats.org/page/petition/pathto911/
http://moveon.org/

Please take a few minutes to read up on this and please write something in your newspaper about it.

Thank you.

We will see if I get any response. The Star Tribune is suppose to be a “liberal” newspaper, so I’m surprised that they haven’t picked up on this issue yet.

Here is the response that I got from Neil:

Mr. Foreman: Interesting observation – although I’m assuming you haven’t seen the miniseries yet. Would like to hear your thoughts after you’ve viewed it.

I replied stating that I was not going to watch the miniseries and suggesting again that he visit some of the websites I provided.

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