If I had a stronger stomach, I might watch it for laughs. The New York Slimes reports on a cartoonish Obama Got Osama movie scheduled to air right before the election:
Thanks to the magic of editing, President Obama will have a starring role in a television drama about one of his biggest accomplishments — the killing of Osama bin Laden — that will be shown just two nights before the presidential election.
But the star turn is virtually certain to bolster claims that the approximately 90-minute film amounts to a political stunt. Set for a prime-time debut on Nov. 4 on the National Geographic Channel, and a release the next day on Netflix, the film — “SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden” — is being backed by Harvey Weinstein, a longtime Democratic contributor and one of the Obama campaign’s most vigorous backers.
…the film has been recut, using news and documentary footage to strengthen Mr. Obama’s role…
Some of the Obama moments were added at the suggestion of Mr. Weinstein … using material gathered by Meghan O’Hara, a producer who worked closely with the documentarian Michael Moore on politically charged projects like “Fahrenheit 9/11” and “Sicko.”
That should give you an idea of the historical accuracy that can be expected.
At least they took out a scene that falsely portrayed Mitt Romney as opposing the raid. Apparently even Hollyweird hacks have some dim awareness that ham-fisted overkill can make propaganda less effective.
That awareness has eluded the Slimes; the piece goes on to fret that the movie might offend Muslims and cause violence like the obscure YouTube video we are even now expected to believe is to blame for the butchery in Benghazi.
On a tip from Bob Roberts.