Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Fighting Back In The War Against Anti-Truth
MEC has come up with a good definition of the stuff in which Republicans and neocons traffick: "Anti-truth". Also known as "lies". A good example is the planned two-part showing of a neocon craptacular next week on ABC. I got the goods on this from a friend of mine via e-mail:
On September 10 and 11, ABC is planning to air a "docudrama" called "The Path to 9/11", billed by writer Cyrus Nowrasteh as "an objective telling of the events of 9/11" -- and which goes to great lengths to absolve Bush of any blame for 9/11. (In other words, no scenes showning Condi Rice refusing to show Bush the infamous August 6, 2001 PDB entitled "Bin Laden Determined To Attack US".) The film is even being promoted by ABC to Scholastic as a teaching tool, complete with a lesson plan: http://content.scholastic.com/browse/lessonplan/jsp?id=415 What Mr. Nowrasteh isn't telling you is that he is a conservative operative of long standing, and that this production is being heavily promoted among right-wing circles. Rush Limbaugh and other right-wing radio hosts talk it up non-stop, and the only media people getting preview copies are those who are known to be aligned with the conservative movement. Even with ABC's determination to keep the respectable press from finding out the full details of this production, word of its contents has leaked out. We already know of several big fat lies in the first half of the production, lies apparently made up by Mr. Nowrasteh and/or his conservative friends -- lies that Richard Clarke has pointedly debunked: http://thinkprogress.org/2006/09/05/clarke-blasts-abc/ Tell ABC to drop this piece of junk from its schedule: http://thinkprogress.org/tellabc While you're at it, let Scholastic know that they've been conned into accepting a right-wing tissue of lies as a "lesson plan": http://www.scholastic.com/custsupport/contact_us.htm, or 1-800-724-5627.And Paul Lukasiak, who some of you may remember from Salon's "Table Talk", has a great find:
After searching for a while, I finally came up with a phone number for ABC/Disney’s corporate PR department. They referred me to someone else, Kevin Brockman, who is VP for Publicity for ABC… here is his phone number 1 818 460 6655Thanks, Paul! You know what to do, people. [UPDATE: Mumon over at DailyKos suggests we revive the Sinclair stock-shorting scheme and apply it to ABC/Disney. If you have the cash to do this, this may well hurt ABC more than anything else, should they go ahead with broadcasting this piece of offal.]
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