Oh, and as a follow-up to my last post. How totally likely is it that the ABC execs are so damn dumb that they wouldn’t have recognized factual errors or bias in their 9/11 movie? From my knowledge of the type of people who become successful in these types of corporations, I’d say it was highly likely. Heck, they probably believe the stuff themselves. Not that they’re partisan or ideologues. But because they’re just so damn dumb to not have read the 9/11 Commission Report or just about anything else on the subject. And when they saw it in the movie, they assumed it must be true.
These are marketing people, not terrorism scholars. They were sold a bill of goods by guys who were clearly trying to con them into believing this was an honest movie, and went to work marketing the movie they had. Sure, the creators had conservative backgrounds. But would you suggest that a liberal would automatically have made such a phony leftwing movie? Of course not. And the rightwingers would have howled in protest at the film, just as we’re howling.
And these corporate dopes don’t have the mental capability to understand that rightwingers just aren’t like that. They have to lie and bash Clinton. That’s just how they do things. And these ABC execs are probably much too worried about their own success to bother focusing on people who are trying to deceive them. Marketing people are the most gullible people in the world, and those are the types who are most to blame for bringing this atrocity to the air. I’m not necessarily suggesting that these guys aren’t Republican. I’m just saying that they’re only as Republican as they need to be. And had they had any inkling of the shitfest that they were stirring up, they would have left well enough alone.
And now they’re totally screwed. Again, as I said in my last post, it’s possible that they really are in on the fix and are openly shilling for the right. But I just don’t see it. I think they got conned and are just now figuring it out.