I stand by my claim that Disney didn’t really know what they were doing. Sure, there were probably right-leaning individuals involved in approving and overseeing this project. But as I said before, they’re mostly going to be marketing-type people, who are so focused on scamming others that they don’t notice when they’re getting scammed. Because that’s apparently one of the easiest ways to get ahead in life. And it best explains why Disney got totally snowed on this project.
And so they were conned into thinking they were getting a fair and honest program, and didn’t have the knowledge or inclination to learn otherwise. I’m sure they knew it would be at least somewhat right-leaning, but they had no idea how right that goes. To them, producing such a movie would have been either left-leaning or right-leaning, and they decided to pick the one with the least amount of power and which has a better reputation for paying lip service to 9/11. Again, these people really don’t understand the issues. They don’t read blogs. And it’s terribly unlikely they read the 9/11 Commission report. I mean, I never read the damn thing and I do understand the issues and read blogs. They were told it was mostly based on the 9/11 Commission report and had no reason to believe otherwise.
So these dopes thought they had a keen idea and must have put out at least a few feelers to know that the GOP, as official purveyors of 9/11, would approve of this project. And sure, they must have known of some risk that they might offend people with their depiction of that dreadful day. But they received assurance after assurance from the filmmakers that this would be well researched and honest and they refused to question further. People who already have the answer they want rarely keep asking questions.
And even the filmmakers themselves may have believed the pap they produced. Almost all rightwingers are pulling a con job on us at some level, but underneath it all, they really are believers. They really do believe that Clinton was responsible for 9/11, and are willing to acknowledge that perhaps there were a few things during Bush’s very brief time in office that he could have done differently. Like, say, not have vacationed the entire month before the attack. Or not ignored reports that said such an attack was imminent while on that month-long vacation. And some may even criticize Bush’s post-9/11 actions, like the fact that he screwed up everything and did nothing right.
But that’s just nitpicking. Both presidents are shown to be at fault, with almost all of the blame resting entirely on Clinton. But don’t worry. Even the Bushies will find something to complain about. They always do.