How Kennedy Skirted ABP
Facts Didn't Hinder a Good Story Glenn Spencer, American Border Patrol -- September 16
Tonight HBO will air "The Fence," a documentary about the border fence by Rory Kennedy, daughter of Robert Kennedy.
When she came to the border, Kennedy paid particular attention to the views of Bill Odle, a former Marine who lives right on the border. (A Google search reveals that Odle's comments about the fence show up in almost every review.)
As I write this, I am looking out my window at Bill Odle's house. It is inconceivable that Rory Kennedy stood two miles from the headquarters of American Border Patrol, the premiere researcher on the border fence, and didn't know it -- and hadn't seen its Web site. She just didn't want little things like facts to get in the way of a good story.
The closest thing to an honest review came in the New York Times: "The film provides a litany of facts and figures, without attribution..."
Anyone who watches "The Fence" tonight -- after visiting AmericanBorderPatrol.com -- will appreciate the unmitigated dishonesty of the media such as HBO and producers such as Rory Kennedy.