The path to distortion

John Podhoretz has a good take on ABC’s docu-drama “The Path to 9/11.” His conclusion — that the show is “entirely unworthy of your time on the fifth anniversary of the attacks” — didn’t surprise me, but the reasoning that gets him to that conclusion provides plenty of insight about the path in question.

My take (or prejudice) is that docu-dramas as a genre are unworthy of our time unless they present only the actual words and actions of the “players.” In my view, if you use real names when employing this idiom, you have to use real words.

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