Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Wonders never cease

The Guardian says the BBC has been taken in. By the American religious right.

The BBC broadcast a controversial docu-drama, The Path to 9/11, this week without realising that it had been made by a member of the US religious right. The three-hour programme, shown over two nights on BBC2 to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the attack on the twin towers, was purchased from ABC, a subsidiary of Disney. At the last minute the US television company was forced to re-edit sequences after claims of distortion from former president Bill Clinton and members of his administration.

A BBC spokesman said the organisation did not vet film-makers on their political or religious beliefs. The film's director, David Cunningham, is active in Youth With a Mission (Ywam), a fundamentalist evangelical organisation founded by his father, Loren Cunningham. According to its publications, the group believes in demonic possession, spiritual healing and conservative sexual morality.

Kudos to the Guardian for spotting this. And all this time I was afraid that the World Trade Center was actually attacked. Glad to know it's all a hoax. See you at Windows on the World for lunch!

2 Comments:

Blogger trangbang68 said...

Great closing,Wretchard!Its an apt picture though of the left's inability to see the forest for the trees.They dance around the fire chanting incantations to Marx,Sheehan,Moore,Kanye West Chomsky,John Lennon,etc. while they don't see the ghouls coming out of the trees to devour them.
It would be hilarious ,if so much wasn't at stake ,that British leftists fear Youth with a Mission more than Youth with a Scimatar.

9/12/2006 07:32:00 PM  
Blogger putnam said...

It is all part and parcel of the parallel universe the left has been busily building up.

As a decade long subscriber to the economist I have been appalled by their descent into anti-americanism.

In the Sep 15th edition they have a 3 page piece on Sweden titled "Admire the best, forget the rest" discussing the problems with the Swedish model. Not one mention of the massive problems with muslim immigration in that country, and the only mention problem was a mention of a chilean immigrant!

9/13/2006 01:20:00 PM  

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