Censorship

Heh. And the left wing accuses the right wing of censorship. The Democratic party issues a veiled threat to ABC/Disney to cancel Sunday night’s 9/11 miniseries:

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.

The Communications Act of 1934 provides your network with a free broadcast license predicated on the fundamental understanding of your principle obligation to act as a trustee of the public airwaves in serving the public interest. Nowhere is this public interest obligation more apparent than in the duty of broadcasters to serve the civic needs of a democracy by promoting an open and accurate discussion of political ideas and events.

Remember last October when CBS pulled the miniseries at the last moment due to conservative outrage? At the time, the left complained loudly that truth was being supressed and even if the miniseries wasn’t factual, it was still covered under some artisitic license.

The big difference this time is that Bill Clinton is defending himself, something the Alzheimer-suffering Reagan wasn’t able to do.

Update: Ah, here’s the story I was looking for. When CBS pulled the trash-tabloid story about Reagan without showing it, Tom Daschle called it “appalling.”

Senate Minority leader Tom Daschle later called the decision to pull the show “appalling.” CBS “totally collapsed,” he told National Public Radio.

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