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Blocking the Path to 9/11

Comment by Tom Borelli:  A new documentary "Blocking the Path to 9/11" describes how leading Democrats and left-wing activists successfully launched an intimidation campaign against the Disney/ABC miniseries "The Path to 9/11." (Watch the YouTube video trailer) 

The following story "Who was blocking 'The Path to 9/11'?" by Jeffrey Ressner of Politico describes the controversy.  

Over the past few years, perhaps no film controversy has inspired more outrage from conservatives than the Walt Disney Company’s handling of the ambitious 2006 miniseries “The Path to 9/11.” In the wake of Michael Moore’s 2004 anti-Bush documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11” and the 2003 CBS biopic “The Reagans,” the Disney censorship fiasco has been a frequent bone of contention on right-wing blogs, AM talk radio and other media outlets. In addition to making cuts in its ABC-TV telefilm after complaints from political forces, the company also shelved plans for a subsequent DVD release.

The miniseries, a $40 million dramatization of events leading up to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, was set for its network debut when several members of President Bill Clinton’s administration, including former National Ssecurity Adviser Sandy Berger and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, insisted that several scenes were inaccurate or fictitious, and Clinton himself demanded the program be corrected or pulled. Five Democratic senators even sent a letter to Disney CEO Bob Iger that appeared to threaten the company’s broadcast license over the issue. Edits were made, a disclaimer was added and the two-parter ran as originally scheduled, but there has never been a repeat showing and a DVD has never been released. Read more  

Companies In The Spotlight

Walt Disney

It sure looks like Walt Disney has become an extension of the Democratic Party. Under the "leadership" of liberal CEO Bob Iger the company is burying the DVD of the ABC TV miniseries "The Path to 9/11" because the Left complained the program was biased. Because of Iger's decision shareholders are being denied an opportunity to generate revenue and the public is being denied an opportunity to learn about the events that led up to the terrorist attack on Septermber 11, 2001.  

British Petroleum

Under the leadership of group chief executive Lord Browne, BP leveraged an in-vogue liberal movement called Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in addressing the public’s unease with oil companies and their affect on the environment. BP sought to re-position itself as a “green” and “socially responsible” company by distancing itself from its petroleum roots and its competitors.

General Electric

We Applaud GE's Vision to Develop Efficient Products: Condemn Their Support of Excessive Greenhouse Gas Regulation.  General Electric is seeking federal regulation on global warming. With energy prices at an all time high, regulations seeking for carbon dioxide emission limits will drive energy prices even higher.  Additional energy price shocks will cause significant economic damage harming future earnings of both GE shareholders and businesses throughout the United States.

Goldman Sachs

We just love the money making machine of Goldman Sachs. Yet the Chilean land deal ocherstraed by former CEO Hank Paulson looted shareholders of a good source of revenue only to service his hobby. Making matters worse, the company has not disclosed important details surrounding the land donation including the fair-market value of the 680,000 acres of land.