A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
Forget about any pretense of the Disney-ABC $40 million (commercial free) "The Path to 9/11" being a project that accidentally went astray. With the facts available as of Saturday afternoon, September 9, one thing is already clear. It is a pre-meditated hit job, in the Rovian-GOP Swift Boat tradition.
by Tony Peyser
David L. Cunningham (son of Loren)
Has his own group, which has tried
To make Hollywood less liberal
And transform it from the inside.
A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
Don't really have time at the moment to analyze this. Saw your title "Who Does the Writer/Producer of the Infamous ABC "Path to 9/11" Fiction Mini-Series Give His Major Interview to? Radical Wingnut David Horowitz's Publication, That's Who. In it, the Writer/Director Heaps Praise on Bush, Scorns Clinton, Prasies the Patriot Act, scurrilously attacks the film "Syriana," and so on. 9/9"
by Norman Solomon
The USA's mass media constantly tell us how Americans see the "war on terror." But the same outlets rarely tell us much about how the rest of the world sees it.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
All the fuss over ABC's miniseries The Path to 9/11 has been over its factual inaccuracies blaming Bill Clinton for the terrorist attacks. But there is another big problem with the movie: most of the shooting was exported to Canada to save money, diverting millions of dollars from the American economy. The following is a picture of actors reenacting the collapse of the World Trade Center - in downtown Toronto:
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Ray McGovern
Addressing the use of torture yesterday President George W. Bush played to the baser instincts of Americans as he strained to turn his violation of national and international law into Exhibit A on how "tough" he is on terrorists. His tour de force brought to mind the charge the Athenians leveled at Socrates -- making the worse case appear the better. Bush's remarks made it abundantly clear, though, that he is not about to take the hemlock.
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZ
The sad part of it all is that Al Qaeda wasn't in Iraq, at least not until Bush invaded the country.
The Bottom Line About ABC's Democrat-Bashing Docudrama
by Tony Peyser
It has more to do
With November 7
Than it does
WORLD MEDIA WATCH
1//The Daily Times, Pakistan--WAZIRISTAN PEACE DEAL RAISES CONCERN IN KABUL (Pakistan's peace deal with pro-Taliban tribes along the Afghan border in North Waziristan has raised concern with analysts in Afghanistan asking if the militants could be trusted to halt the cross-border movement of insurgents. They also questioned the timing of the accord in North Waziristan on Tuesday, on the eve of a visit to Kabul by President Pervez Musharraf who said "the deal was an achievement." The deal aims to end two years of violence in the semi-autonomous tribal zone of North Waziristan. ... Musharraf insisted at a media briefing with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday the deal meant that there would be "no Taliban activity on our side of the border or across the border in Afghanistan." Karzai, desperate to end an increasingly deadly insurgency that many say is being fed by rebels trained in Pakistan, said "we will wait and see." Afghan analyst Waheed Mujda, however, said the deal was "absolutely not good for Afghanistan." The Pakistani Army's presence would be reduced, and there was no guarantee the tribal area would actually stop militants from crossing into Afghanistan to wage insurgency, he added. "How will it work and who will monitor the implementation of all the terms?" Mujda questioned. ... There are misgivings even in Pakistan. "On the face of it, the agreement can be seen as a breakthrough, but if one reads the finer print, it appears that the government has all but caved into the demands of the militants," said a Pakistani newspaper.)