On the seventh anniversary of 9/11, an important movie tells the story of behind the censorship of “The Path to 9/11.” Written and directed by John Ziegler and produced by David Bossie of Citizens United, “Blocking the Path to 9/11” includes deleted footage from the ABC docudrama and commentary from those involved in the making of the film.
Controversy over the docudrama erupted in 2006 after former President Bill Clinton and his liberal surrogates said the “The Path to 9/11” inaccurately portrayed Clinton-era decisions in the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Clinton’s failure to capture or kill bin Laden was the first part of the film.
After lashing out at the network, Clinton and congressional Democrats successfully forced Disney and ABC to edit and censor the film. Ziegler captures the debate, including interviews with Cyrus Nowrasteh, writer of “The Path to 9/11,” and 9/11 Commission Chairman Tom Keane. He documents the liberal smear campaign against the film’s creators, led by left-wingers Keith Olbermann, Judd Legum and Max Blumenthal.
“Blocking the Path to 9/11” reminds viewers about the well-orchestrated campaign to destroy a movie that sought to educate Americans about the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Here’s the trailer for a preview: