Friday, September 08, 2006

Dems Admit Weakness On National Security

In a stunning attempt to call attention to Democrat weakness on national security Democrats are calling attention to an ABC docudrama of the 9/11 Comission Report. This must be the issue they fear above all others. The really interesting thing about this whole uproar is that the Democrats by emphasising this issue are in effect working for the Republicans. They had two choices, lay low and take a hit, or make a big noise and take a bigger hit.

OK the net rooters would make an issue out of it no matter what. Evidently that is not enough attention for the Democrats. So they have put their Congress critters on the job.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Amid an election-year debate over who can best defend America, U.S. congressional Democrats urged ABC on Thursday to cancel a TV miniseries about the September 11 attacks that is critical of former Democratic President Bill Clinton and his top aides.

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada denounced the five-hour television movie, set to air in two parts on Sunday and Monday nights, as "a work of fiction."

Reid and other leading Senate Democrats wrote to Robert Iger, president and CEO of ABC's corporate parent, the Walt Disney Co., urging him to "cancel this factually inaccurate and deeply misguided program."

Chronicling events leading to the September 11 attacks, the movie suggests the Clinton administration was too distracted by the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal to deal properly with the gathering threat posed by Islamic militants.
Wait. Let me think. Wasn't Monicagate a Republican job? Wouldn't a wise Democrat Party blame the Republicans for wagging the dick while undermining national security by claiming Clinton was just wagging the dog? That is what I always thought anyway. It would be a good argument too. But now that Bush is in office it is the Dems who have run around screaming Bush is wagging the dog.

Instead of counter attacking they have let their fears about calling attention to their weakness on national defence rule their response. They have gone on the defensive, in effect admitting that they are weak on national security. Funny thing is that I don't watch television much so I was going to let this whole issue pass until the Dems made a Federal case out of it. The Democrats need to be denied office if for no other reason than gross stupidity.
ABC said its movie was not a documentary but a dramatization drawn from the official 9/11 commission report, personal interviews and other materials.

"As such, for dramatic and narrative purposes, the film contains fictionalized scenes, composite and representative characters and dialogue and time compression," ABC said.

Former New Jersey Gov. Thomas Kean, a Republican who chaired the 9/11 commission and served as a consultant for the ABC miniseries, defended the production as politically balanced.

"People in both parties didn't particularly like the commission report, and I think people in both parties aren't going to love this one," he said.
And yet it is the Democrats who are first to scream.

In fact this hurts so much they have threatened ABC's broadcast license.

Nothing new here. We already have McCain - Feingold. Funny thing is that the networks are exempt, at least as far as the news goes. All entertainment is political, I guess. What ever happened to the land of the free?

H/T LGF for the NRO link.

H/T Instapundit for the McCain - Feingold roundup.

Update: 10 Sept '06 1631z

Captain's Quarters discusses the movie and its political implications.

Update: 10 Sept '06 2351z

Tigerhawk takes on the issue. H/T Instapundit


Anonymous said...

It's good to see the dems take a hit from the MSM for a change, but there is something I don't get. Why would any member of the MSM do something that puts the lib dems in a bad light? I mean, I am genuinely shocked and confused.

Anonymous said...

It's good to see the dems take a hit from the MSM for a change, but there is something I don't get. Why would any member of the MSM do something that puts the lib dems in a bad light? I mean, I am genuinely shocked and confused.

Anonymous said...


Actually, the "big guns" are the threats to sue.

While they're still stuck with Patrick Fitzgerald's fiasco. Clinton's blow job. And, other things those grifters did during the 1990's. Which we only caught onto on 9/11.

Now? Seems like the donks are out of ammunition, too. This is the "big weekend," that Americans kiss the summer goodbye, and spend a bit of time thinking of what they're gonna do on election day.

The MSM has be-fouled itself.

And, just like armies in the last throes, before defeat. There's no ammunition. There's no stocks available with which to reload.

As to ABC, let me tell ya. They had a mini series coming up that may or may not have been viewed. Now? Either way, there's success ahead.

Even if Disney cuts out scenes, there are HUNDREDS of DVD's out there, that were handed out by media types. That are now going to be collector's items. BECAUSE they're UN-CUT.

Up ahead? Perhaps, this will be sold at Amazon? Where you'll be able to pick "the Director's Cut?" Including out-takes. And, other commentary.

While Maddy, wasn't even half-bright, is threatening to SUE. That's just the ticket. Come with lawyers. Heck Patrick Fitzgerald isn't busy these days. And, the donks are certainly well stocked with lawyers!

While Disney stands to make some money.

Not bad for a white wash. (The 9/11 commission was more ommission than anything else.)

Good that Lincoln was a republican. He pointed out "you can't fool all of the People all of the time."

November 7th should be interesting, indeed. Because if the turnout's good, there's not much the lawyers can do to steal this thing.

And, President Bush is asking for Prime Time - 9:00PM Eastern)on 9/11. To give an Oval Office speech.

Well,in the Bush White House, the ADULTS are in charge. While I usually don't even turn on the TV ...