Terrible 9/11 Movie
by Matt Stoller, Sun Sep 10, 2006 at 07:58:21 PM EDT
Wow, this movie sucks. It's boring and badly shot.
Update: I figure it's good to lay out some strategic thoughts. This story will die in two days or so. I would hope Disney/ABC apologizes, but I don't think they will. This whole episode has been thoroughly embarrassing for them, from the shoddy quality of the movie to the libeling of various Clinton officials. They really threw away their brand.
Still, we have to face the fact that Disney/ABC decided that they are now a right-wing propaganda outlet. That's fine. It's also fine to let our representatives and candidates know that Disney is no longer competent as a trustee of the public airwaves, that the broadcast flag is a terrible idea, that copyright extremism is a problem, that allowing media consolidation is no longer appropriate, and that Disney needs to allow reality show writers to become part of the writers' guild and cut writers in on internet and DVD royalties. Those are all fine things to do.
Moving forward, the issue is Bush and Bush alone. Though allies in what passes for our wretched media may cover for him, he is a weak coward who rules through fear. It's the job of every honorable American to stand up to the fearmongering dishonesty of the right-wing.
Update again: Man this really is a piece of shit.