CIA Considers Bin Laden Film’s Political Release Date a ‘Breach of Faith’
Not much new here to report but make sure to hang in until the end
when Rep. Peter King reveals that members of the intelligence community
and the CIA, who agreed to participate with the making of Kathryn
Bigelow’s upcoming bin Laden film, were blindsided when they learned
that that the release date was just a few weeks prior to the 2012
presidential election — an obvious betrayal of their trust and
And why wouldn’t they feel betrayed? My guess is that most were eager
to see this story told and to see their years of sacrifice and hard
work given a positive bigscreen portrayal for a change. So there’s
little doubt it must have felt like a slap across the face once they
learned they had been conned into contributing to a “Barack Obama 2012″
If you think about it, this is really a two-track story. On one track
you have the issue of the White House possibly giving classified
information to friendly filmmakers prepared to create that $75 million
campaign commercial — something that obviously needs to be
investigated. And on the other track you have Sony’s unforgivable
decision to use the heroism and sacrifice of our military
and intelligence personnel to boost a failed president’s re-election
The word “disgraceful” really doesn’t do this situation justice.
Bottom line: Sony’s release date is a purely partisan move that puts a
political stink over the film and does a disservice to our country and
those who risk so much to keep her safe.
Shame on them all.
And how stupid? Did Sony really think they could get away with this?
That it wouldn’t make them look terrible, blow any chance at creating
audience goodwill around the project, and backfire horribly on Obama’s
Arrogance does breed stupidity.
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