ABC/Disney recently completed its "docu-drama" about 9/11 and has been pre-screening it almost exclusively to conservative pundits for the past couple of weeks. This smacks of an agenda. Recent analysis has revealed numerous inaccuracies, some that directly conflict with the 9/11 Commission Report. Congressman John Conyers has been leading the charge to demand that ABC address these issues, lest it be seen as leveraging national sympathy for a partisan ulterior motive. Here's my letter to the Walt Disney CEO, submitted through this site:
Robert A. IgerYou may send your opinions here, even if you simply register your agreement using a template letter. I'm not an eager signatory of petitions to Congress, but unlike Congress it seems that ABC may be receptive to public opinion. If you're tired of how our country is cynically manipulated and lied to, please voice your concerns.
President and CEO, The Walt Disney Company
Dear Mr. Iger:
I'm writing a personal letter instead of using a template because I want to voice my strong concern about the way this topic is being approached. The simple fact that the 9/11 report was previewed exclusively by conservatives - especially highly-partisan recipients such as Rush Limbaugh - is enough to concern me a great deal about the message and factual content of this show. Further analysis by those who are also concerned has revealed several inaccurate dramatizations, including some which are inconsistent with the 9/11 Commission Report. Combined with the exclusivity of those selected to preview the show leads me to believe that these inaccuracies were intentional, and that ABC is intending to push a partisan message about the 9/11 tragedy. Not only is this irresponsible, it is very inappropriate to leverage national mourning of the 9/11 tragedy for an underhanded purpose.
Please come clean on this film, and repair the factual holes or withdraw the movie entirely.