The Propaganda Cabal

A very interesting expose on the group of people behind “The Path to 9-11”, just in case there was any lingering doubt in your mind: a well-honed propaganda operation consisting of a network of little-known right-wingers working from within Hollywood to counter its supposedly liberal bias.

ABC has its out, now — Bush is planning to address the country on 9/11, and wants all networks to carry the Oval Office speech….which would end up pre-empting the final hour or so of the miniseries. ABC should be able to use that as a face-saving excuse to scrap it.

40 Years Ago Today….

Star Trek debuted on NBC.

Still one of my favorite shows of all time….my introduction to the series (in the early 70s syndication runs) by my Grandmother and Uncles pretty much set me on the path that I’m on now.

I still long for the days when there was only one Trek, doing classic seat-of-your-pants exploratory space opera in a naval setting, and the property hadn’t disappeared up its own ass with convoluted continuity references and the latex-foreheaded-alien-of-the-week. There are some times when I have to strongly fight the urge to start up a classic-Trek RPG campaign….about the only thing that stops me is the knowledge that I’d have a hard time finding players.

Anyway — happy 40th anniversary!