Between you and me, I wasn't even planning to watch that ABC schlock piece, "The Path to 9/11," but reports of the teleplay's truthiness seriously bugged me. Still, the DNC's hyperbole ("a despicable, irresponsible fraud") was probably overstating -- it is a TV show after all, made by Disney, America's favorite peddlers of fantasy.
Will anybody be more or less likely to vote Democratic in the next election because of the lies told in a two-night miniseries? Doubtful. Still, if ABC is willing to lie to people when it's unnecessary, to create a quasi-fictional version of events that need no additional dramatization, can we trust them to be truthful when it's expected?
I mean come on, Patricia Heaton. Are there cameos by Ted Nugent and Toby Keith, too?
BTW, you should check out the segment from the Colbert Report here, with theoretical physicist Janna Levin. Deep, yet funny. And, like, I love Colbert Nation and all -- the Jedi videos are priceless -- but fan fic just makes me feel icky.
And if you're not watching the Report yet, what's your problem? It's the best show on TV.