Jonah Goldberg writes:
My basic view is, a pox on everybody. The Democratic Party embraced Michael Moore’s movie at the highest levels. Daschle hugged Moore at the premiere. Carter invited him to sit with him at the convention. Etc Etc. Are they claiming that F9/11 is more accurate than the ABC miniseries? If so, I’d like to hear them say it. At the same time, when, CBS tried to come out with that Reagan biopic, conservatives howled in outrage and got CBS to drop it. Why shouldn’t liberals have a go at the same thing? Of course, during the Reagan brouhaha liberals got their panties in a knot about how it was “censorship” and a horrifying example of conservative bullying when the Right succeeded. Now, it seems many of the same liberals are cheering as the former President of the United States is trying to bully ABC into dropping the miniseries. Nobody looks good in this one.
Well, to be fair, the Reagan biopic was moved from CBS to Showtime. It’s probably too late now to move The Path To 9/11 to a pay cable channel, but I wonder if ABC explored that possibility as well when things began to heat up.
Late Update (9/8/06): Here’s something I don’t remember Republicans threatening during the brouhaha over either The Reagans or RatherGate: yanking a television network’s license. Or as Allah puts it, channelling Dino and Luigi Vercotti, “Wonderful network you