ABC's Path to 9/11 partly based on information from Bush administration PR official

››› ››› ROB DIETZ

Marc Platt, the executive producer of ABC's upcoming two-part miniseries set to air on September 10 and 11, titled The Path to 9/11, has said that "every scene" of the film "is based on information from either the 9/11 [Commission] Report ... or the books The Cell (co-written by the former ABC News correspondent John Miller) and Relentless Pursuit, written by Samuel Katz." However, in addition to co-writing The Cell: Inside the 9/11 Plot, and Why the FBI and CIA Failed to Stop It, Miller is also a member of the Bush administration, serving as the assistant director of public affairs for the FBI, as blogger Digby has noted.

As Media Matters for America has documented, the film has recently been heavily criticized for its reported factual inaccuracies, inconsistencies with the 9-11 Commission report, and misrepresentations regarding the Clinton administration's counterterrorism policies.

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Education, National Security & Foreign Policy
ABC, ABC Entertainment
The Path to 9/11, Propaganda/Noise Machine
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