Thursday, September 07, 2006

What Happened to Democrats' "Open Minds"?

You know, conservatives are expected to roll over when a movie is made featuring the assassination of President Bush, yet when a television drama attempts to air bona-fide facts about the lead-up to 9/11 that portray Clinton has having done little to prevent the attacks, democrats go crazy.

Welcome to our world, liberals and democrats! For years, us conservatives and republicans have stood by while the mainstream media has trashed, misreported and slandered the GOP. All the while, you told us to have "open minds," for a mind that is not open to one's faults is a mind not worth having, right? That was what you told us.

Now, heaven forbid, a television program wants to tell the story about how twice Bill Clinton had the chance to kill Osama bin Laden, and balked. About how maybe there are other people, people other than George W. Bush, who are responsible for 9/11. But no, the democrats will hear nothing of it. I mean hey, this is an election year!

Just another link in the chain of hypocrisy that will reign if the democrats are allowed to win this November.

UPDATE: Well, ABC caved to liberal, activist pressure. Looks like the left's same tried and true method of screaming and yelling - in the face of contrary evidence - paid off again. We will never get the truth as long as liberal activists continue their reckless intimidation campaigns. Unbelievable.

4 comments:

Matt said...

The film about the assassination of Bush is a lame comparison, the ultimate straw man. Democrats are not calling for that film to be aired. It's in horrible taste. It's also a foreign production. A better comparison is the 2003 made for tv movie "The Reagans." Viacom planned to air this on CBS. Conservatives howled in protest all over the tv and talk radio airwaves, because it contained some scenes that were supposedly less than complimentary to Ronald Reagan. Viacom caved to the conservative pressure, and moved the broadcast from CBS to pay channel Showtime, which has a fraction of CBS' viewership. I assume you opposed those protesting conservatives in 2003 and wanted "The Reagans" aired on CBS if you're such a big promoter of free speech.

Dan said...

Look, CBS aired "The Reagans" and called it fiction. There was a small contingent of conservatives who complained, and Viacom moved the show. They didn't edit it. They didn't change what they saw as the facts. And, for the record, I could have cared less at the time.

This 9/11 show, also fiction (a docudrama, to be more precise) doesn't claim to be a point by point roll call of facts. If Bill Clinton had fought as hard against Osama bin Laden as he is fighting against ABC, the country would be safer today.

But let's not overlook the gall of democrats to be protesting this show, after they sat in theaters and applauded Michael Moore's "Farenheit 911," which was a vicious attack on The Bush administration, loaded with bald lies and outright contempt (during wartime, no less) all while billing itself as "the truth." Islamic terror groups now show this movie as a way to find out American weaknesses.

Where was your cynical outrage then?

Matt said...

As the Gipper would say, "there you go again." "A small contingent of conservatives who complained"? 'Fraid not. You can research this easily -- there was a complete media meltdown by the right. Viacom moved the show -- from CBS to Siberia. Also, you make another inapt comparison, this time between a program on ABC network and a movie in the movie theaters. The broadcast networks and their affiliates get their airwaves for FREE. These are worth hundreds of billions, but instead, we the taxpayers pay for them. In return, the networks and their affiliates have requirements to operate in the "public interest." That means the entire public, not just one side of the political spectrum. In contrast, movie makers are free to produce, sell and exhibit their films containing whatever point of view they want. It's a purely private transaction. There were conservative films attacking "Fahrenheit 9/11." One was "Celsius 41.11."
Anyway, I'm sure we won't convince each other of anything, but I appreciate you posting my comments and the opportunity to have a spirited debate!

Matt said...

As the Gipper would say, "there you go again." "A small contingent of conservatives who complained"? Afraid not. You can easily research this. There was a complete media meltdown on the right. As a result, Viacom moved the broadcast, from CBS to Siberia. Next, you make another inapt comparison, this time between a network television broadcast and a movie in the theaters. The networks and their affiliates receive public airwaves for FREE. These are worth billions, but instead I and the other taxpayers pay for them. In return, the networks and their affiliates have special obligations to operate in the "public interest." That means the entire public. Movie makers have no such obligations. They can finance, produce, distribute and exhibit films containing whatever viewpoint they desire. It's a wholly private transaction. Film makers were free to attack "Fahrenheit 9/11," and some did so, such as the makers of "Celsius 41.11." Anyway, I'm sure we won't convince each other of anything, but I appreciate the opportunity to comment on your post, and to have a spirited debate.