Courtesy of The Guardian:
Film producer Harvey Weinstein may prove to be the secret weapon of the Barack Obama re-election campaign thanks to a film about the killing of Osama Bin Laden that is set to air on US TV just 48 hours before polling day.
Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden is the first high-profile dramatisation of the attack on the al-Qaida leader's Pakistan hide-out. The incident, in May 2011, was widely regarded as a coup for the Obama administration, following former President Bush's failed seven-year attempt to catch Bin Laden "dead or alive".
Produced by the Weinstein Company, the film will be broadcast on the National Geographic Channel on Sunday 4 November. "While some of the characterisations have been dramatised for creative reasons, the core story is an accurate portrayal of an event that ended the longest manhunt in American history," the channel said in a statement.
Okay usually I just pooh pooh the Right Wing's conspiracy theories, but THIS time I think that we can definitely say that timing for the release of this movie is purely political.
And do you know what? It will very likely have some positive impact for the President too.
Forgive me if I don't get too bothered by the fact that the signature talking point of the GOP, going after terrorists and keeping America safe, has been usurped by President Obama, and will very likely contribute greatly to his reelection.