FOX and far-right Republican activist Sean Hannity are planning on broadcasting the portions of the Disney/ABC "documentary" about 9/11, "Path to 9/11," that were deleted from the film because they were shown to be inaccurate (Disney/ABC left other inaccurate storylines in the "documentary," including alleging that American Airlines let Mohammad Atta board his flight even though they had warning that he was a possible terrorist.)
Disney/ABC is refusing to assert their copyright, which is something the mouse has never been afraid to assert before. They claim that the rebroadcast of the segments is "fair use."
ABC officials and a spokeswoman for Berger declined to comment, as did Nowrasteh.So Disney/ABC don't care about the truth, though we already knew that. And why pray tell have Disney/ABC and YouTube refused to take down the video of the show that is STILL on YouTube to this day? It's a clear copyright violation, and we know how overzealous YouTube is about its purported copyright violations. And Disney is NOTORIOUS for asserting its copyright rights, yet in this case, Disney doesn't care. And for some reason, YouTube isn't so zealous about enforcing its own policy about illegally broadcasting video when the target is a Democrat. Isn't that interesting. You can see an example of YouTube's illegal rebroadcast here.
Jay Berger, executive director of the California Central Coast chapter of the World Affairs Council, said that though Nowrasteh's talk to his group was interesting, he was surprised that Fox News was doing a piece on the unaired footage.
"I can't imagine what the news is here," he said.
An early version of the miniseries that ABC distributed to television critics is readily available on YouTube.com and other websites.
Fox News does not have ABC's permission to broadcast the unaired footage, but an attorney for the network said officials there believed that the newsworthiness of the material put it under the fair-use exception to the copyright statute.
Please, for the love of God, someone from the Clinton camp sue these people - and even better, you can now sue FOX News. The clips that FOX will show include the defamatory segment about Sandy Berger, a segment that was proven to be a total fabrication. If FOX doesn't clearly explain that the segment is false, then my legal education tells me they could very well be liable for the defamation contained therein because THEY KNOW the segment to be false, and THEY KNOW that airing it without a disclaimer will mislead their viewers. That makes them negligent.
As an aside, this example perfectly illustrates how ethically corrupt Sean Hannity and FOX News really are. Conservatives simply can't stick with the truth because they know they don't win with the truth. This is what Republicans have become. And as for FOX News, we always knew they were simply a Republican propaganda organ, but it's still nice for them to publicly expose themselves as the hacks they really are.