Thursday, September 07, 2006

9/11, the drama and the docudrama

Althouse writes my feelings with precision:
It's got to be a playing field for the forces of right and left, and now if you watch the thing, instead of thinking about America and al Qaeda, you can think about Democrats and Republicans. If you haven't caught up with the spirit of 2006, you might want to keep the TV off for the next few days and stay away from the internet.
I haven't been able to bring myself to watch anything 9/11 related. I remember it like it happened yesterday.


Blogger Mike in S.A. said...

If Republicans can endure the load of BS that was "Farenheit 9/11", the Democrats can put up with ABC's 9/11 docu-drama in its entirety.

Clinton and his fellow crybabies get no sympathy from me.

10:24 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Take me back to the politics of the CBS TV movie Reagan. It never aired, but I don't remember if any Republicans wrote a letter or anything like that.


3:40 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Here's the Democrat's letter.

3:48 PM  
Anonymous luther said...

Fahrenheit 9/11 wasn’t written and produced by a major network and aired on the public air waves – it was written by an idiot who admits it was a movie with a political agenda. The closer analogy is the “Reagan” movie that never aired because conservatives threw such a fit about it. I have no idea what the specific complaints were – but if the movie wasn’t being historically accurate and instead took “artistic liberties” to make Reagan look bad then it was right to pull it.

From what I’m reading and hearing ABC admits that they are not accurately depicting what people said and did – it is a “dramatization” not a documentary is their response. What is baffling to me is why then they would choose to depict real people in negative ways to make them look like idiots by having them say and do things that are historically inaccurate. Yes let’s further divide America by taking partisan pot shots instead of making the focus the US against the terrorists – good job!!! Sure sounds like partisan politics at play to me.

8:46 PM  
Anonymous ray nagin said...

I just submitted my movie script about George Bush and Dick Cheney givings orders to blow up my levies during Huricane Katrina. Hey I know they didn't really give orders to destroy my chocolate city, but it'll be be a hoot to see how many millions of people believe they did if I can get my "dramatization" aired on public television!!!

(It's not politics nor personal!! Just artistic fun!!)

10:24 PM  
Anonymous bob dole said...

Bob Dole has a proposed dramatization of “One Soldiers’s Story: A Memoir”. Instead of being wounded in Italy in WWII, Bob Dole is captured by a band of beautiful Italian women who force him to take Viagra several times a day while “torturing” him with lots of sex.

Bob Dole thinks that dramatization is a lot more fun than losing a kidney, the use of his right arm, and most of the feeling in his left arm.

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Bob Dole said...

The real Bob Dole says that the Bob Dole above is a phony! Back in the day, the real Bob Dole didn't need the assistance of Viagra to enjoy the pleasures of Italian ladies. In fact, the ladies all over Italy had to beg Bob Dole to slow down, until those damn Germans shot him in the arm!!

12:47 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

What is baffling to me is why then they would choose to depict real people in negative ways to make them look like idiots by having them say and do things that are historically inaccurate.

They do composite characters and compress scenes b/c they only have x amount of time. I haven't read anything about them doing it deliberately to make anyone look like idiots.

I wish I could speak to the accuracy of the show, but since I'm not watching it, I can't.

I'm just wondering if elected Republican officials collectively wrote a letter to CBS when CBS wanted to air the Reagan movie. (It eventually aired on HBO, I think.)

Your point about Moore is well-taken. The distribution is not the same, but the Democratic leadership does not help divisiveness when they put their seal of approval on F911 by giving Moore a seat of honor next to President Carter at the DNC convention, and a few years later writing (or at least their Democratic leaders) a letter to ABC about integrity in film work.

Haven't seen F911 either, btw, so maybe I'm just blowing it out my cakehole.

Note to Bob Dole -- you got better looking with age.

Question to Mayor Nagin -- do you still have a house in Dallas?

2:02 PM  
Anonymous luther said...

I agree both sides are hypocritical - my comments are not a defense of Dems. In this case to make up dialogues that never happened and that shed a "dramatic" negative light on certain individuals is wrong. It was wrong for the Reagan show, wrong of Michael Moore, and wrong in this instance. Of course they won't promote it as wrong, hence the hiding behind words like "compressed scenes" and "dramatization". I guess no one is capable of the high road anymore? Just because the other side does it isn't moral grounds for doing the same. That's my cakehole's opinion anyway - and from listening to 820 this morning the opinion of numereous conservatives.

Oh and will the real Bob Dole please step forward????

5:34 PM  

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