Thursday, September 13, 2007

The REAL Rudy: Command Center

Robert Greenwald, the guy who brought us ""Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers" (2006), "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price" (2005) and "Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism" (2004), has created a new media company, Brave New Films, which "uses moving images to educate, influence, and empower viewers to take action around issues that matter." To that end, he is producing and directing short films to post online with the hope that they become viral... Some of his targets so far: Tom Delay, John McCain and Fox News's lame attacks on Barack Obama. Greenwald has recently turned his attention and skills toward Rudy Giuliani and a project he calls "The Real Rudy." The first video is above. Three more are promised. Here is what they say at the website:

"It's just not possible."

That was the sentence we heard over and over from families who had firefighter sons, brothers, husbands and fathers killed on 9/11, from experts on emergency response, and from investigative journalists. It was just not possible that Rudy could so distort what happened on 9/11 and his role on that terrible day.

These experts, these grieving and furious family members, were united only by the fact that this story had to be told. Republicans, Independents, and Democrats could agree on just one thing: the cold hard facts about Rudy's terrible handling of 9/11 and the aftermath.

And so we went to work. We researched, we read, we interviewed. Jason locked himself in a quiet room. Christopher flew across the country at a moment's notice to interview. Lissette went over and over the footage. Leda kept juggling schedules so we could get the film done. Jimmy worked the phones to try and raise some funds.

And here it is... The REAL Rudy: Command Center. The first of a devastating four-part series.

We need your help. We don't have ad budgets, so like all our videos, we are counting on you to spread these to your email list, to your local paper, to blogs, to websites. We are fortunate that today we have the new technology and ability to reach millions, but it only happens when you send the video with notes to as many people as possible.

Here is the site: The Real Rudy

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