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American Airline: ABC/Disney show "inaccurate and irresponsible"

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UPDATE 9:47 pm. Just saw that ABC/Disney again kept in the scene showing American Airlines' check-in people at Logan Airport letting Mohammad Atta board the flight in spite of a warning coming up on the screen, and worse yet, the American check-in supervisor apparently ignoring the concerns of another staffer. That never happened.

American's press release from earlier today via Atrios:

"The Disney/ABC television program, The Path to 9/11, which began airing last night, is inaccurate and irresponsible in its portrayal of the airport check-in events that occurred on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.

"A factual description of those events can be found in the official government edition of the 9/11 Commission Report and supporting documents.

"This misrepresentation of facts dishonors the memory of innocent American Airlines employees and all those who lost their lives as a result of the tragic events of 9/11."
Strong stuff. It was all fun and games for the right wingers and the media when they thought it was just the Clinton team that was portrayed badly in the ABC/Disney movie. This is now a clash of two business titans. Maybe in some parts of American culture, facts do matter after all.

More coverage of growing American Airlines scandal from Editor & Publisher, and the Star-Telegram.

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