A lot of hullaballoo is happening because of the ABC documentary, “The Path to 9-11,” scheduled to air shortly. It’s apparently an extemely poor rendition of the events, replete with an emphasis on Bill Clinton’s misdeeds with Monica Lewinsky as one of the root causes of the tragedy.
I seem to be suffering from outrage burnout, along with a serious case of feeling overdosed on media attention to the upcoming elections. I’ve actually turned back toward my original interest in life, literature, which has been wonderfully refreshing. Hence, I am recommending this interview with John Updike wherein, coincidentally, he discusses the tragedy of 9-11 as portrayed in his latest novel, Terrorist, set in the post 9-11 world and focusing on a young Arab-American living in New Jersey. He also talks about a wide variety of other things, renewing my appreciation for literary figures and their more comprehensive and contemplative understanding of things.
And if you’re not suffering from outrage burnout like me, you might want to head over to Moveon.org and sign their petition regarding the bogus ABC docu-propaganda being served up.