Wednesday, September 06, 2006


I was going to do a piece about ABC's upcoming "docudrama" THE PATH TO 9/11, which is made by right-wing nuts and fabricates scenes in order to blame the entire attack on the Clinton administration. ABC has announced they're running the thing commercial-free and has launched a huge, unprecedented campaign to get it taught in schools; they've also sent out advance copies to right-wing bloggers but experienced mysterious administrative problems in distributing copies to lefties. Oh, and it's being billed as "based on the 9/11 Commission Report" -- which it's not. This is Stalinism in a purer form than I've ever seen in the U.S.: a corrupt administration using the public airways on a massive scale to propagate lies about a national tragedy, and maintain its power. Digby has many, many sad details and links here: keep scrolling down.

I was going to write about that. But it's been a little too depressing here at Monster Force HQ lately. So instead, go here and see Ricky Gervais reprise David Brent, his character from THE OFFICE, in a pair of films he and Stephen Merchant made, astonishingly, for Microsoft UK, on the subject of "Values." You may think you know David Brent, but you don't really understand his soul until you hear him explain why Nelson Mandela is his personal hero.

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