I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
I temporarily reopened Middle Earth Journal when Newshoggers shut it's doors but I was invited to Participate at The Moderate Voice so Middle Earth Journal is once again in hiatus.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Re-writing history for the GOP

I'm sure it seemed like a good idea at the time. George W. Bush had just be re-elected and had an approval rate of 50%. A good time to let some right wing writers re-write the history leading up to 911, blaming Clinton and leaving George (My Pet Goat) Bush unscathed. Well things have changed in a year and a half and Bush is no longer "that popular president" and ABC's docu-propaganda has created a fire storm for Disney. Now under pressure ABC says it has made some changes but they can't make enough changes to stop the firestorm. Meanwhile Scholastic Veers from "Path to 9/11".
Educational media giant Scholastic, Inc. announced it's dropping its original classroom companion guides to a controversial new docudrama about the events preceding the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks -- and replacing them with materials stressing critical thinking and media literacy.

“After a thorough review of the original guide that we offered online to about 25,000 high school teachers, we determined that the materials did not meet our high standards for dealing with controversial issues,” said Dick Robinson, Chairman, President and CEO of Scholastic, in a press release.
I'm sure all the bad publicity drove that decision.

ABC will show the propaganda, we can't stop that but we can make it hurt. Contact advertisers, both ABC and local affiliate advertisers. Urge friends and family to not visit Disney facilities or purchase Disney products.

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