Clinton Officials Fight Disney Bosses Over New 9/11 Miniseries
High-ranking officials in former President Bill Clinton's administration are attempting to pull the plug on a new 9/11 TV miniseries over alleged inaccuracies.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Clinton advisor Douglas Band are among the group of politicians who have written to Walt Disney boss Robert Iger, urging him to fix damning items in The Path to 9/11 or scrap the project completely.
The TV special, which is scheduled to air on Sunday and Monday, features Harvey Keitel as FBI agent John O’Neill.
Disney executives, who are airing the show on sister network ABC, are keen to point out the two-parter is a dramatization inspired by official interviews, investigations and documents, but Clinton's aides insist the miniseries contains factual and damaging errors.
Band wrote, "It is unconscionable to mislead the American public about one of the most horrendous tragedies our country has ever known."
While Albright has objected to a scene which alleges she insisted on warning Pakistan officials about a planned air strike on Afghanistan–something she claims never happened.
She fumes, "The scene as explained to me is false and defamatory."
The politicians have yet to see the miniseries, as Disney bosses have blocked their requests for a screening.
Band has also objected to TV ads for the miniseries, which he says suggests Clinton wasn't paying enough attention to the threat of terrorism.
He concludes, "It is a fictitious rewriting of history that will be misinterpreted by millions of Americans."