Today is

   "A word to the wise ain't necessary --  
          it's the stupid ones that need the advice."
					-Bill Cosby

Friday, September 08, 2006

The Path To Controversy

ABC has a lot of panties in knots over their "Path to 9/11" miniseries that may or may not debut on Sunday. Seems that history is taking a back seat to facts (what. . on tv?). It is upsetting conservatives because of perceived kow towing to liberal complaints, but it is angering the liberals even more. NYT's critic likes it, but other critics are giving it thumbs down.
Might take a gander myself to see what the hub bub is all about, that is, unless ABC just pulls it all together, which they might.


Anonymous Templeton Peck said...

Facts should not take a back seat to fiction when it comes to a national disaster of this magnitude, that still burns brightly in most peoples hearts. I for one applaud them for standing up to the " movie of the week" thinking of ABC's executives in this case.

September 09, 2006 11:18 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Private citizens are well within their rights to protest and complain about a television show that irks them, whatever their reasons, but members of Congress who are making threats against private broadcasters need to keep their mouths shut. It's "McCarthyism" when Democrats do it, too.

September 10, 2006 12:23 PM  
Blogger stewdog said...

Network shows are mostly garbage. But it is their right to show garbage and the consumers' choice to watch it or not. If parts of it are made up and libelous, the courts provide a rememdy. Business is business and ABC will do what is in their best interest. But I find the implied threat from the Democrats in the legislative branch to involve ABC's license over this to be despicable. Be reminded that when CBS was going to run fast and furious with the truth in The Reagans, CBS rolled over, put it on Showtime, and Tom Daschele had a conniption fit over the 'censorship'.
As for me, I'll probably watch a little football, a little baseball, and check out P.J. O'Rourke on the rerun of Bill M*#$r.

September 10, 2006 4:45 PM  

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