By Jim Emerson, staff writer
In order to display some gravitas, Obama’s White House is assisting an Oscar winning filmmaker to spin it into a leadership role in the killing of Osama Bin Laden just in time for the 2012 Election. As is typical of Hollywood, this is another movie aimed at showing Democrat Presidents in a positive light while in and out of office.
Kathryn Bigelow directed the Oscar-winning Iraq War movie “The Hurt Locker,” has teamed up with its writer Mark Boal to start on the preproduction research for a movie about the killing of Bin Laden. The project is being billed as a movie about CIA and Military action in the tracking and killing of bin Laden. It will supposedly be presented as a story about the SEAL team that killed bin Laden, but since the White House is involved it will more likely be a 2 hour Hollywood produced campaign commercial.
Ms. Bigelow, a longtime supporter of Obama is using this movie to highlight the only positive moment during his presidency. Bigelow may already have used White House connections to gain access to sensitive information within the CIA and the Pentagon in preparations for this “movie.” Rep. Peter King (R-NY) asked the “inspectors general of the CIA and the Department of Defense to determine what consultations occurred in the White House about providing Hollywood with access to covert military operators and clandestine CIA officers.” This suspicion became warranted when Bigelow and Boal showed up at a CIA ceremony to honor the SEALS and CIA agents who took out bin Laden.
Movies about black-ops may compromise future clandestine missions and may endanger troops, agents and their families, but that doesn’t seem important to Obama or his Hollywood friends. Among the black-ops community it is a taboo to talk about past and ongoing missions, even with each other.
In an effort to distract attention from the seedy quality of this affair, White House Press Jester Jay Carney, shot back “When people, including you in this room, are working on articles, books, documentaries or movies that involve the president, ask to speak to administration officials, we do our best to accommodate them to make sure the facts are correct.” Just as long you don’t work for Fox News, of course.
As reported in the New York Times, the filmmakers denied they are making a pro-Obama movie saying, “Our upcoming film project about the decade-long pursuit of Bin Laden has been in the works for many years and integrates the collective efforts of three administrations, including those of Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama, as well as the cooperative strategies and implementation by the Department of Defense and Central Intelligence Agency.” If true the bin Laden movie would have to start with the bombing of U.S. Embassies in Africa. And if she is being truthful then change the release date to sometime after the 2012 election.
I hope she remembers that it wasn’t Obama who gave the kill order and that the White House picture release to the press was posed. It remains to be seen if Ms. Bigelow is Obama’s Leni Riefenstahl, but it sure looks like it as the old saying goes “If it quacks like a duck.”
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This day in history August 13
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