In case you needed any more evidence of the Democrats’ authoritarian tendencies and open contempt for the Constitution, in this case specifically the 1st Amendment, look at this:
We write with serious concerns about the planned upcoming broadcast of The Path to 9/11 mini-series on September 10 and 11. Countless reports from experts on 9/11 who have viewed the program indicate numerous and serious inaccuracies that will undoubtedly serve to misinform the American people about the tragic events surrounding the terrible attacks of that day. Furthermore, the manner in which this program has been developed, funded, and advertised suggests a partisan bent unbecoming of a major company like Disney and a major and well respected news organization like ABC. We therefore urge you to cancel this broadcast to cease Disney’s plans to use it as a teaching tool in schools across America through Scholastic. Presenting such deeply flawed and factually inaccurate misinformation to the American public and to children would be a gross miscarriage of your corporate and civic responsibility to the law, to your shareholders, and to the nation…
This is a portion of a letter sent by Democrats in the Senate to Disney essentially threatening the company if they broadcast a film the Democrats don’t want people to see, ABC Television’s “The Path to 9/11”.
Given their support of the propaganda film Fahrenheit 911, they cannot claim any non-partisan objection to “Presenting such deeply flawed and factually inaccurate misinformation to the American public…”
They simply want all blame for all bad things to be directed at President Bush, that’s all it comes down to. If they need to shred the U.S. Constitution and threaten their fellow citizens to further that aim, then so be it. It will be interesting to see if and how the liberal MSM will react to these Democratic threats.
Patterico: “Democrats, it’s simple. Denounce this letter, or declare yourselves in favor of government threats against networks based on the content of free speech.”