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Fox News To Air Cut Footage From ‘Path To 9/11′

Filed under: General,Media Bias,Movies — Justin Levine @ 7:04 am

[posted by Justin Levine] 

Two immediate reactions to this story

1. I was always under the impression that the footage that was cut from the director’s original version of “Path To 9/11″ could be found on YouTube and elsewhere on the Internet, so I’m not sure that airing this footage now on Fox is really all that big of a deal.

2. I am (pleasantly) surprised that ABC hasn’t screamed “Copyright Violation!” as a way of avoiding embarrassment and further protecting the Clinton administration.  But I suppose that they still have time to do that. After all, when other people bring video cameras into theaters to record footage, they are actually brought up on criminal charges of copyright violations. (Fair use in this instance? I was under the impression that the MPAA had already successfully killed off that concept…)

I am confident about one thing though, the really important part of the Fox broadcast won’t be the film footage that they show – it will be the subsequent interview with writer Cyrus Nowrasteh and former CIA agent Michael Scheuer. They will no doubt be very effective in defending their respective work in light of recent revelations. That part will be informative and potentially important.

In this case, a “fake but accurate” film on how 9/11 came about remains entirely justified in my view.

[posted by Justin Levine]

6 Responses to “Fox News To Air Cut Footage From ‘Path To 9/11′”

  1. As long as it’s not labeled as an true story in its entirety then I’ve no problem with it. The women’s channels do it to every show they play :)

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    Lord Nazh (d282eb)

  2. Hot Air had posted both the edited and unedited portions here (or at least one scene) back on September 10 — the day the program had aired.

    aunursa (1b5bad)

  3. Does the new version show Bush sleeping at the switch when warned of the attack?

    Charlie (55cd2b)

  4. What warning might that be, Charlie?

    Actual (de3095)

  5. The Path to 9-11…

    Remember the movie The Path to 9/11? Remember that the democrats threatened ABC’s broadcast license if they aired the movie? ABC finally edited the movie so that they could air it without the part that the Clinton administration didn’t want…

    Blue Star Chronicles (722ffb)

  6. Remember the other piece of real-world censorship and self-censorship from 9/11: our owners did not show victims hitting the ground because it might make Americans “irrational,” i.e., angry. This distortion of the record still continues.

    Bleepless (eb2566)

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