Last September, over 100,000 ThinkProgress readers demanded ABC tell the truth about 9/11. You helped expose the factual inaccuracies and partisan misrepresentations in ABC’s controversial docudrama “The Path to 9/11.”
Here we go again. This Sunday, Fox News’ Sean Hannity is planning to broadcast the fictitious scenes that ABC found unfit to air.
The original docudrama contained a false, dramatic scene where former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger refuses to give the order to the CIA to take out bin Laden. According to the bipartisan 9/11 Commission report, this scene never occurred, and several members of the 9/11 Commission criticized the scene. The conservative writer of the film was forced to acknowledge that the scene was “improvised.”
It’s one thing for Fox News to provide their usual biased political commentary. It’s another thing to promote discredited fiction as news. Sean Hannity’s executive producer told the Los Angeles Times today that Hannity and Fox News “feel the American people deserve both sides.” The only two sides in this case are fiction and fact. It’s our obligation to stand up for the facts.