Monday, September 11, 2006

More Americans Choose Football Over Partisan Lies

Well, it looks as though the American public for the most part has chosen not to watch ABC’s baffling “docudrama” The Path to 9/11. Good news for everyone who values the truth. For me, this was never about left vs. right this was about right vs. wrong. Spreading lies, especially about September 11th, is one of the lowest things anyone can do in this day and age. In choosing to watch the Manning brothers play (which because I’m a New England fan I chose to shun.) the American public has shown that by and large they don’t take kindly to being lied to. (At least by someone other than their government –Ed.)

According to overnight ratings 20.7 million viewers took in the Sunday Night Football game, as opposed to only 13 million for The Path to 9/11, which in turn had only 3 million more viewers than the compelling, yet thrice shown, CBS Documentary 9/11, which shows footage shot by the Naudet brothers inside the North Tower lobby on that fateful day, and was long thought to be the only camera to capture American Airlines Flight 11 hitting the North Tower. (Two more have been found in the years following.) Of course 13 million people is a lot, but I imagine most of those were Red State dwelling Clinton haters who love nothing more than to see any program smearing a President so obviously more competent than their own choice. You know, the type of people who watch Fox News every waking moment of their lives (Except Sundays –Ed.) and think Bill O’Reilly is today’s Walter Cronkite.

Criticism is one thing, bold faced lies are quite another. I’m not above critizing my hero Bill Clinton; I think there is a lot more that he could have done to get Osama Bin Laden and his minions. But we all need to remember on who’s watch 9/11 happened. Tonight is the finale of The Path to 9/11, after which I hope ABC learns its lesson and puts it in the Disney vault for 50 years with all the other fictional classics.

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