Bin Laden Movie to Air 2 Days Before Election
National Geographic picks up Seal Team Six
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Oct 5, 2012 10:50 AM CDT
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(Newser) – National Geographic plans to air a feature-length docu-drama about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden on Nov. 4, just two days before the presidential election, the New York Times reports. The film will be up on Netflix the next day. National Geographic says that the film, titled Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden, hews close to the facts—though some aspects have "been dramatized for creative reasons"—and that it's been vetted by a top CIA operative and a recently retired Seal.

National Geographic's president says that "other than being commercially opportunistic, we weren't considering the election," when picking the air date. The movie, produced by Hurt Locker alum Nicholas Chartier, originally debuted under the title Codename: Geronimo at Cannes, where it was snapped up by Harvey Weinstein. Another film about the raid, Zero Dark Thirty was originally set to debut before the election as well, but it was pushed back after a political outcry over the access the administration gave director Kathryn Bigelow, Hurt Locker's director.

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reallybig
Oct 6, 2012 8:54 AM CDT
Obama is so stupid, he ordered Bin Laden assassinated, and now Bin Laden will never die .. He's become a martyr.... Martyrs NEVER die, they live forever... (You can kill the man, but what he fought for, lives forever.) ... Obama made Bin Laden greater than a regular terrorist, he made him immortal, as a martyred Al-Qaeda legend, fighting and resisting the greatest power on earth, America... and he will haunt America forever... Something to think about, when the braggart Obama says HE killed Bin Laden..
aj_
Oct 5, 2012 10:06 PM CDT
There is no way this "documentary" is going to be favorable to the president. The National Geographic channel is owned by News Corp (you know, Rupert Murdoch & Fox News). So, who are the "conniving little pricks" now?
AmericanEmpire
Oct 5, 2012 9:05 PM CDT
one more reason to despise the Obama administration. conniving little pricks