ABC caves?

Mike Gallagher

9/8/2006 6:40:56 AM - Mike Gallagher

So Bill Clinton throws a hissy fit about an upcoming ABC mini-series, "The Path to 9/11" before he even sees it, eh?   How noble.   Seems he's got his joe boxers in a wad because he was "told" that the ABC series portrays him as being distracted by the impeachment debacle and let Osama bin Laden slip through his fingers when he had the chance to nab him.  Well, let's just ponder something for a moment:  do you think a U.S. president, facing impeachment over his official lies, might just be a bit distracted from the business of the day?  Isn't it true that the United States knew all about Osama during Clinton's presidency?   So ABC dared to connect the dots and suggest that perhaps the president, who seemed mighty busy doing things like chasing interns around the Oval Office desk with a cigar, might have been a bit preoccupied.  Big deal.

Now comes the reaction from ABC:  Don't panic, no one has seen the final product yet and we're still in the editing process.  Oh brother.   You know what that means, right?  A team of editors, sweating profusely, are working 24/7 to snip out all the offensive scenes detailed in Clinton's stupid 5 page letter to ABC honcho Bob Iger.  In fact, I can picture the editing team sitting at their editing bays with copies of the Clinton lawyer letter scotch-taped above their machines so that they can check off, one by one, all the scenes that the Clintonistas are objecting to.  After all, ABC can't possibly afford to tick off the Hollywood crowd that treats Billary like a pair of rock stars, right?

Prediction:  the scenes will be deleted, ABC will claim they were never there in the first place, and once more, the blowhard liberals win.

In the end, I suppose that's okay.  The people who stained the integrity of the presidency still have themselves to look at in the mirror, no matter what an ABC mini-series does or doesn't portray.