My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


But They Claim To Be Serious About National Security

You can tell alot about a person or a group by what gets them riled up. Today, five top Democratic Senators--including numbers 1,2,and 3--got riled up about a television show.
Indeed, they were so riled up that they wrote a letter . . . with some very thinly veiled threats against the Disney Corporation and ABC.

. . . .Frankly, that ABC and Disney would consider airing a program that could be construed as right-wing political propaganda on such a grave and important event involving the security of our nation is a discredit both to the Disney brand and to the legacy of honesty built at ABC by honorable individuals from David Brinkley to Peter Jennings. Furthermore, that Disney would seek to use Scholastic to promote this misguided programming to American children as a substitute for factual information is a disgrace.

As 9/11 Commission member Jamie Gorelick said, β€œIt is critically important to the safety of our nation that our citizens, and particularly our school children, understand what actually happened and why – so that we can proceed from a common understanding of what went wrong and act with unity to make our country safer.”

Should Disney allow this programming to proceed as planned, the factual record, millions of viewers, countless schoolchildren, and the reputation of Disney as a corporation worthy of the trust of the American people and the United States Congress will be deeply damaged. We urge you, after full consideration of the facts, to uphold your responsibilities as a respected member of American society and as a beneficiary of the free use of the public airwaves to cancel this factually inaccurate and deeply misguided program. We look forward to hearing back from you soon.

Yep. A TV show--a "docu-drama"--gets the whole Democratic leadership up in arms.

Which would be one thing if they got really up in arms about the revelation of important things, current things, things which affect our future and our current safety and security concerns.

Things like the publishing of facts about top-secret intelligence and counter-terrorism programs. Things like the NSA terrorist phone intercept program and the data-mining program.

But, since the Dems couldn't summon the outrage to threaten people who worked to expose Americans to greater danger now, I guess it's only reasonable that they would get worked up about a TV show about events five to ten years ago.

And to think that they get accused of not being serious . . .

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