ABC's surrender to hokum | Arkansas Blog

Monday, September 11, 2006

ABC's surrender to hokum

Posted By on Mon, Sep 11, 2006 at 7:23 AM

Flip D. Chanel, Hempwallace's resident television observer, notes that while ABC/Disney chose to mark the anniversary of the September 2001 attacks with a fiction show created from Karl Rover talking points, CBS noted the anniversary with two excellent reports on "60 Minutes."

The first, with Katie Couric showing admirable moxie in confronting former Bushie EPA czar Christie Todd Whitman, looked at the thousands of first-responders suffering gravely from inhaling the toxic dust at Ground Zero after Whitman's televised assurances that the air in Lower Manhattan was safe to breathe.

The second was a poignant visit with the hundreds of kids whose parents perished on September 11, 2001, and who now are banded together in an organization known as Tuesday's Children to cope with their grief and bewilderment.

Meanwhile, ABC/Disney gives us Harvey Keitel (memorable for his role in "The Piano" in which he cuts off his goober) spouting fictional words crafted to shift the blame off the Bushies and onto Bill Clinton.


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