Seven withdraws ‘exactly what happened’ claim from ‘Path To 9/11’
Monday September 11th 2006, 3:56 pm

While it’s hardly sufficient to alert viewers to the significant material falsehoods in Path To 9/11, Seven have changed the banner on their website.

Here’s the original:

version 'A'...

As of around 3:45pm AEST on 11 September 2006, the banner now makes a different claim about the show:

Thrilling? That's not the superlative I'm thinking of...

‘Dramatised investigation’ is accurate, but ‘thrilling’ definitely isn’t the description being used in most reviews.

Tom Shales at the Washington Post says in his review, ABC’s Twisted ‘Path to 9/11‘:

“Factually shaky, politically inflammatory and photographically a mess”

Seven should do more than stop claiming this program is ‘exactly what happened.’ A responsible broadcaster would pull it.

-weez


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“A responsible broadcaster would pull it.”

Ummm… so you were expecting what exactly, from the folks that bring you “Today (LOOK!!! SCARY MUSLIM ALERT!!!) Tonight” ?

Comment by Marcus 09.11.06 @ 9:44 pm

Well, we’ll put it this way, Marcus…. I’m not recording the 2nd part of 7’s tripe tonight. I’ve made my point… futhermore, Al Gore is on Denton. 😉

Comment by weez 09.11.06 @ 10:06 pm

The “major new drama” had more drama around it then in it. Football got twice as many viewers, a real documentary of 9/11 (a rerun even!) got as many viewers as the twisted “Path”. Steve Jobs pulled out of the iTunes deal; Scholastic is using the controversy to teach teens how to tell truth from lies (ABOUT TIME).

ABC might have a dud on their hands.

Once again, the US issues heartfelt apologies for the boredom inflicted on the world by our really bad TV.

Comment by sozzy 09.12.06 @ 7:33 am



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