Friday, September 08, 2006

Remember the way you were?

Do you recall the outrage in late 2003 over CBS refusing to show the mini-series “The Reagans?” Apparently, many took exception to the fact that Ronald Reagan would be played by actor James Brolin, married to the ultra-liberal Barbra Streisand. In the October 30th, 2003 installment of her “Truth Alerts”, Babs accosted Conservatives for their objections to the film.

This is what the Right Wing does when they are faced with a truth that is not 100% positive for their side - they spread vicious lies and attacks and scream and yell until they get their way. Instead of boycotting and trying to have the movie changed, why don't they all just wait to see the film when it airs like the rest of us?

Never mind that it was actually CBS who released a statement saying “Although the miniseries features impressive production values and acting performances, and the producers have sources to verify each scene in the script, we believe it does not present a balanced portrayal of the Reagans for CBS and its audience."

Nevertheless, Babs believed back then that a TV-movie about her pal Bill Clinton would be passed through unfiltered.

Can you imagine what a biopic of Clinton would include? Of course, Clinton fans understand and accept the truth about the former president. They know that although he was a great president in many ways, overseeing economic prosperity and making great strides in creating a more peaceful world, he was also flawed. They don't try to prevent depictions of the truth from getting out there.

Really? Well, a Reuters story published yesterday seems to refute that claim.

Amid an election-year debate over who can best defend America, U.S. congressional Democrats urged ABC on Thursday to cancel a TV miniseries about the September 11 attacks that is critical of former Democratic President Bill Clinton and his top aides.

Chronicling events leading to the September 11 attacks, the movie suggests the Clinton administration was too distracted by the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal to deal properly with the gathering threat posed by Islamic militants.

C’mon, Babs! You seemed to be such an advocate for “artistic freedom”, as you referred to it, back in 2003 when “The Reagans” was under fire.

Your concert tour doesn’t start for another month. Certainly you could find time to remind people of your firmly held belief that you libs “don't try to prevent depictions of the truth from getting out there.”

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