Friday ABC Update
by Chris Bowers, Fri Sep 08, 2006 at 07:14:23 AM EDT
Bill Clinton loyalists are demanding wholesale changes to the upcoming miniseries -- and while ABC is making some snips, the alterations, insiders say, may not please the Dems.
But a bombshell decision may happen anyway: Sources close to the project say the network, which has been in a media maelstrom over the pic, is mulling the idea of yanking the mini altogether.Media Matters also has an important item that shows yet again how hypocritical Disney is being about this film:ABC's current promotion of an admittedly "fictionalized" attack on former President Clinton is not only inconsistent with Disney's statements about Fahrenheit 9/11, it appears at odds with the company's approach to a 2005 book written about it by journalist James Stewart. Disney representatives reportedly threatened to sue the publisher of Stewart's DisneyWar (Simon & Schuster) if it contained inaccuracies, according to a February 7, 2005, Los Angeles Times article Throw this one onto the pile over at Open Letter To ABC. With succeses mounting, today is a big day to keep up the pressure. Here are actions to take: