9/11 Miniseries on ABC
Last night (Mon. Sept. 11) I watched approximately 1-2 hours of the second half of the 9/11 miniseries on ABC. Basically this miniseries was supposed to be a dramatization. Even though I read the "disclosure statement" that said it was a dramatization when it first came on, I assumed it would be portraying mostly accurate events. As I watched, I saw things that made the Clinton administration (as well as the Bush administration) look pretty bad. Today, I read in a few different stories on CNN.com that many of the events portrayed in the miniseries were not accurate. http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/TV/09/08/review.television.911.reut/index.html I also found out that just days before it aired, scenes were edited because of the inaccuracy.
It bothered me to find out that so much of the miniseries was inaccurate. I just figured that if someone was going to put together something about 9/11, and have it air on Sept. 11th, that they'd do their best to make it as accurate as possible. I'm sure that many others who watched this miniseries assumed that it was mostly accurate, as I did. The producers of the program were I guess one could say that disclaimers don't always work for our society. Even though it explicitly said it was partly fiction and a dramatization, most people assume that the story is nearly accurate. 9/11 had such a major impact on the entire world, and, in my opinion, to portray it inaccurately is simply irresponsible.