Wonders never cease
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!