Friday, September 08, 2006
ABC to withdraw 9/11 movie?
I was rather stunned (and amused!) that ABC would create a miniseries critical of President Bill Clinton and his aids in the context of how the handled the events leading up to 9/11. Clearly they wanted to stir a buzz and get some exposure. In other words they wanted to generate some publicity that would translate directly into more viewers. I was not even sure if I was going to watch the show, not because of the movie itself, but actually I have more or less abandoned the big networks programming (one major exception is LOST).
Well in a not so surprising turn of events, Dems are urging ABC to pull the movie. Wasn’t it just a few years back that Tom Daschle called the decision to cancel CBS's "The Reagans" Appalling? In all farness the Reps were all in arms about that miniseries as well so looks like both sides cannot help but to behave like little children.