Shocker: Obama WH leaked sensitive info for The Obama Is Totally Awesome blockbuster movie

posted at 12:01 pm on May 23, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

I know, I know … who would have ever guessed that a blockbuster film about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and was scheduled to open just before the election might have been used for political propaganda?  Well … everyone did, including Maureen Dowd last August when the film’s schedule and subject matter came to light.  At the time, the filmmakers insisted that they didn’t want to produce a hagiography of Barack Obama for his role in the film, but Judicial Watch discovered something very different when it got hold of e-mails between the production company and the administration, as reported by Josh Gerstein at Politico:

Just weeks after Pentagon and Central Intelligence Agency officials warned publicly of the dangers posed by leaks about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, top officials at both agencies and at the White House granted Hollywood filmmakers unusual access to those involved in planning the raid and some of the methods they used to do it, newly released government records show.

At a briefing in July 2011, Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Mike Vickers told filmmakers Michael Boal and Katherine Bigelow that the leaders of the the Special Operations Command couldn’t speak to them for appearances’ sake. However, Vickers said that the Pentagon would make available a Navy SEAL who was involved in planning the raid from its earliest stages.

“On the operators side, Adm. McRaven and Adm. Olson do not want to talk directly, because it’s just a bad, their [sic] just concerned as commanders of the force and they’re telling them all the time—don’t you dare talk to anybody, that it’s just a bad example if it gets out—even with all sorts of restrictions and everything,” Vickers said, according to a transcript of the meeting released Friday to Judicial Watch. The conservative watchdog group filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit demanding the documents.

In other words, while the Obama administration demanded a leak-free environment — for good reasons, too — they leaked the very same information to filmmakers in order to make themselves look good.  That didn’t come with a change of policy either, Gerstein notes:

The Pentagon is now withholding from the public and the press the same name DoD gave the filmmakers. The response sent to Judicial Watch explains the deletion by citing privacy concerns as well as a statute allowing the Secretary of Defense to protect the names of members of “routinely deployable” and “sensitive” units. It is unclear whether the court will uphold such a withholding given that the name was already disclosed to a member of the public by a senior official, apparently with some forethought.

Judicial Watch has much more, including the declared intent to use “White House talking points” to shape the film:

Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael Vickers told Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Douglas Wilson and two other DOD communications staffers in a June 13, 2011, email that “[DOD] would like to shape the story to prevent any gross inaccuracies, but do not want to make it look like the commanders think it’s okay to talk to the media.” The email went on to say: “For the intelligence case, they are basically using the WH-approved talking points we used the night of the operation.” The talking points called the raid “a ‘Gutsy Decision’ by the POTUS,” adding that “WH involvement was critical.”

I’ll bet it was!  But that’s not the only critical involvement in this exchange.  How did Boal and the filmmakers get connected so well?  The answer is rather ironic for a President who regularly thunders about the undue influence of lobbyists:

  • July 13, 2011, email to Commander Bob Mehal, Public Affairs Officer for Defense Press Operations, indicates that Sarah Zukowski, an associate for The Glover Park Group, arranged the July 14, 2011 visit by Bigelow and Boal to the DOD and the CIA. The Glover Park Group is described by Politico as a Democratic-leaning advocacy firm.”
  • June 27, 2011, email to an official at the Office of the Secretary of Defense suggests that the request from Bigelow and Boal to meet with Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael Vickers came via the White House press office. A June 22, 2011, email to Commander Bob Mehal, Public Affairs Officer for Defense Press Operations notes, “The White House does want to engage with Mark but it probably won’t be for a few more weeks. We should provide them a read-out of the session you do with Vickers.”  The name of the White House official who forwarded the request is blacked out.

Eventually, the bad publicity surrounding the obvious intent of scheduling the film’s release for the second week of October forced the studio to push it back into 2013.  Perhaps the entire project should get shelved, or at least released as a cautionary tale about propaganda.


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Shocked!

50sGuy on May 23, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Is the Obamanator a member of the Avengers? I didn’t see him listed in the credits…./////

dentarthurdent on May 23, 2012 at 12:04 PM

..but, weren’t the producer and director of this film serving on Obama’s behalf?

The War Planner on May 23, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Triumph of the Shill

forest on May 23, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Go take a leak, Obama.

Archivarix on May 23, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Donks look funny with blood on their face. Sort of like watching Mike Dukakis bouncing around in a tank.

hawkdriver on May 23, 2012 at 12:07 PM

¨Shaping the narrative¨.

derecho on May 23, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Things like this make me very concerned what a person such as 0bama with abandonment and narcissistic mental problems will do when he is shunned by the undeserving American public. We are going to see a toddler lash out at those he perceives as hateful and stupid. I hope there are some sane adults that are in his inner circle, although I have yet to see one.

jukin3 on May 23, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Politicians……they all make me sick.
According to the constitution, the one thing they are supposed to take care of is national defense and they can’t even get that right.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/05/22/crony-capitalism-creeps-into-the-defense-budget.html

tencole on May 23, 2012 at 12:09 PM

how many exploding cigars do they have?

DanMan on May 23, 2012 at 12:10 PM

But, but, but, -Scooter Libby!!!

slickwillie2001 on May 23, 2012 at 12:12 PM

The Flukes and swine will sell the land, for their own glory.

May they be mocked and punished into oblivion.

Schadenfreude on May 23, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Oh, I forgot to apologize to the good and clean pigs.

Schadenfreude on May 23, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Obama looks so tiny, diminished, in that picture.

Is that picture photoshopped?

Schadenfreude on May 23, 2012 at 12:15 PM

You all need to understand that there are only a few things this regime considers “sensitive.”

1. 0bama’s college transcripts

2. His birth certificate (yeah, I went there.)

3. Who authorized Fast and Furious

Everything else is fair game.

CurtZHP on May 23, 2012 at 12:17 PM

too funny and yet shameful at the same time….

the lib talking heads are spewing the talking point that mitt is not fit to lead based on his time at bain and yet we have dear leader whose only job was a community organizer leading the country and this kind of crap happens….yet he’s fit to lead

puhleeze

cmsinaz on May 23, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Shocked & saddened

/s

Ugly on May 23, 2012 at 12:17 PM

His next flick,Password to Nuclear Code,starring Barrack Obama and his superb cast.

docflash on May 23, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Eventually, the bad publicity surrounding the obvious intent of scheduling the film’s release for the second week of October forced the studio to push it back into 2013. Perhaps the entire project should get shelved, or at least released as a cautionary tale about propaganda.

Wait until Obama is tromped in a landslide and see what happens to this propaganda flick. I think it’ll find itself deep-sixed or Obama’s involvement will find its final resting place on the cutting room floor.

TXUS on May 23, 2012 at 12:18 PM

The Flukes and swine will sell the land, for their own glory.

May they be mocked and punished into oblivion.

Schadenfreude on May 23, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Hey – that’s an insult to pork of all flavors….

dentarthurdent on May 23, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Is the Obamanator a member of the Avengers? I didn’t see him listed in the credits…./////

dentarthurdent on May 23, 2012 at 12:04 PM

If Obama was a super hero, he would be one half of the ambiguously gay duo from SNL.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on May 23, 2012 at 12:21 PM

I am going to assume that if this clown in the White House would ever try to make himself emporer for life he ain’t gonna have the American Armed Forces standing with him.

DaveDief on May 23, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Hmmm… Who provides oversight to prevent such idiocy in the executive branch?

Paging Mr. Issa. Mr. Issa, please pick up the red courtesy phone.

Droopy on May 23, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Politicians……they all make me sick.

tencole on May 23, 2012 at 12:09 PM

The last recipient of the Medal of Honor, who is actually alive and could receive it…his family had to sit in the third row, behind the politicians, and the soldiers of his platoon, sat in the back.
The family, couldn’t even find room for them in the front row…Obama went and shook the hands of his cronies politicians after the ceremony, and worked his way to the third row after several minutes…disgusting.

right2bright on May 23, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Hey – that’s an insult to pork of all flavors….

dentarthurdent on May 23, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Hey, didn’t you see my apology?

Schadenfreude on May 23, 2012 at 12:22 PM

I see.. Hurray for HollywObama and screw everyone else.

Bluize on May 23, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Looks like they were trying to develop a lefty Green Berets. Kind of ironic when you think about it.

mwbri on May 23, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Obama looks so tiny, diminished, in that picture.

Is that picture photoshopped?

Schadenfreude on May 23, 2012 at 12:15 PM

The more I see it, the more I’m beginning to think that’s a possibility. I’ve seen photos of him with the same type of clothing, “concerned” look on his face, and posture taken while he was watching basketball games from the sidelines.

Flora Duh on May 23, 2012 at 12:27 PM

So who is playing Obama? Chris Rock?

GarandFan on May 23, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Is the Obamanator a member of the Avengers? I didn’t see him listed in the credits

Give him time. The way he added himself to the Presidential bios I expect him to add himself Kim Jung-il style to all sorts of things.

crazy_legs on May 23, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Obama looks so tiny, diminished, in that picture.

Is that picture photoshopped?

Schadenfreude on May 23, 2012 at 12:15 PM

I know everyone is sick of hearing me say this, but. I just love the fact that 0 got the small chair and the military man got the big chair. Very telling as to who controlled the operation. And Funny!

Bmore on May 23, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Donks look funny with blood on their face. Sort of like watching Mike Dukakis bouncing around in a tank.

hawkdriver on May 23, 2012 at 12:07 PM

That was funny. So was Kerry in a bunny suit.

txhsmom on May 23, 2012 at 12:36 PM

So who is playing Obama? Chris Rock?

GarandFan on May 23, 2012 at 12:33 PM

RuPaul.

BedBug on May 23, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Contrary to what you’ve heard, they ARE going to show that Obama had to be pulled off the golf course at the last minute. But they’ll also show that Obama scored a hole-in-one on every hole.

The Rogue Tomato on May 23, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Imagine the utter shit-hemorrhage that would occur if the Bush Administration had done something like this!?!?!

We’d be seeing endless floor speeches in the House and Senate decrying the “dictator” in the White House using the military for partisan political advantage. Congressman Waxman would be calling for an Inquisition-style hearing into this with subpoena’s flowing out of the Government Oversight Committee like ticker-tape in the stock exchange….

powerpickle on May 23, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Makes you think what kind of national secrets Obowma will sell to the highest bidder once he leaves office…

… doesn’t it?

Seven Percent Solution on May 23, 2012 at 12:40 PM

So who is playing Obama? Chris Rock?

GarandFan on May 23, 2012 at 12:33 PM

…Steve Erkel (Jaleel White).
Whoooooooooo? Meeeeeeeeee?

KOOLAID2 on May 23, 2012 at 12:41 PM

The more I see it, the more I’m beginning to think that’s a possibility. I’ve seen photos of him with the same type of clothing, “concerned” look on his face, and posture taken while he was watching basketball games from the sidelines.
Flora Duh on May 23, 2012 at 12:27 PM

You know…the important stuff…

CycloneCDB on May 23, 2012 at 12:42 PM

This is a “campaign contribution” that will probably backfire as well.

All the respect in the world for our military and Seal Team 6.

But only disdain for their CinC.

ProfShadow on May 23, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Interesting…in the past (back when there were actual Americans in charge of the country) people received long prison sentences for handing out classified information.

Never mind that Obama regime “leaks” may well have killed some Navy Seal Team members after they went after OBL.

Seems a lot like giving aid and comfort to the enemy, doesn’t it?

I sense this will end up in the “Obamateurism” thread. Way to expose America-hating traitors for what they are, Ed.

MrScribbler on May 23, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Imagine the utter shit-hemorrhage that would occur if the Bush Administration had done something like this!?!?!

I don’t have to imagine it. I remember the completely rediculous shit-storm that happened when Team America… Team frikkin’ America came out a few weeks before the ’04 elections.

crazy_legs on May 23, 2012 at 12:43 PM

I know everyone is sick of hearing me say this, but. I just love the fact that 0 got the small chair and the military man got the big chair. Very telling as to who controlled the operation. And Funny!

Bmore on May 23, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Kinda like he should be getting someone coffee or something.

CycloneCDB on May 23, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Makes you think what kind of national secrets Obowma will sell to the highest bidder once he leaves office…

… doesn’t it?

Seven Percent Solution on May 23, 2012 at 12:40 PM

The “flexibility” he’s going to have after leaving office is a frightening thought.

Flora Duh on May 23, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Julian Assange must be at least somewhat impressed — and perhaps even emboldened with a new hope for a clean getaway.

After all, both Assange and President 0bama are in the business of self-enrichment through leaks of vital and secret government and military information.

Although, the fact that info leaker President Barack 0bama gets a Nobel Peace Prize and he gets an arrest warrant and extradition might stick in Assange’s craw a bit.

Maybe they’ve even collaborated. You know — just for pointers.

FlatFoot on May 23, 2012 at 12:44 PM

So who is playing Obama? Chris Rock?

GarandFan on May 23, 2012 at 12:33 PM

WeeWee Herman

faraway on May 23, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Barack Obama would never have passed a background check for Top Secret security clearance in 2008. It is unlikely that he would have been cleared for anything beyond the most routine matters.

novaculus on May 23, 2012 at 12:45 PM

The propaganda value of this film will be nil if there is an attack on US soil before the election.

zoyclem on May 23, 2012 at 12:47 PM

O’Reilly had a tweedy little lap-dog from ABC ‘News’ last night saying that he tried to get more diversity in the newsroom…right

And, so i’m looking forward to seeing the special report on this whole episode on ABC…should blow the socks off

r keller on May 23, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Shocker: Obama WH leaked sensitive info for The Obama Is Totally Awesome blockbuster movie
Alternate Headline:

Obama WH Trying to Keep Information about OBL Raid a Secret Until Just Before the Election For Political Reasons

blink on May 23, 2012 at 12:23 PM

I’m thinking more like:
Racist Tea Party Congress keeps details of Superbama’s mission to save the planet from OBL secret, WH courageously leaks

smfic on May 23, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Eventually, the bad publicity surrounding the obvious intent of scheduling the film’s release for the second week of October forced the studio to push it back into 2013. Perhaps the entire project should get shelved, or at least released as a cautionary tale about propaganda.

The release of the movie may have been pushed back to 2013, but rest assured the previews of the movie — including the proper hagiographic pro-Obama highlights — will be hitting movie theater screens (and probably some equally-fawning big media TV news reports) in the weeks just prior to the election.

jon1979 on May 23, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Off Topic: Sarah Palin reads Hot Air, links to article on her facebook page.

UltimateBob on May 23, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Off Topic: Sarah Palin reads Hot Air, links to article on her facebook page.

UltimateBob on May 23, 2012 at 12:57 PM

I thought she couldn’t read… or something.

faraway on May 23, 2012 at 1:00 PM

So who is playing Obama? Chris Rock?

No, the Steve Urkel actor.

Dirty Creature on May 23, 2012 at 1:00 PM

So how much did Obama sell our country’s security for?
13 pieces of silver ?

burrata on May 23, 2012 at 1:00 PM

btw, for those that want to see the true level of malfeasance in the political class (esp. people like Brooks, Noonan, etc.) who never read Dreams, and who just watched the advertising for Obama in 2008, this is a strong read:

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/300497/who-barack-obama-michael-gledhill

this was written in 2008 by someone who actually read and understood the book…and what it told us about barry. The make-over by Axelrod/media was massive.

a cow’s ear turned into a silk purse doesn’t even begin to describe the work done by the Left/Media/Axelrod

The founders great vision of a ‘free press’ has been trumped by the Left

r keller on May 23, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Aren’t movie hagiographies the kind of thing tinpot dictators do to feed propaganda to the public?

Obama is truly the worst president ever.

BKennedy on May 23, 2012 at 1:07 PM

The family, couldn’t even find room for them in the front row…Obama went and shook the hands of his cronies politicians after the ceremony, and worked his way to the third row after several minutes…disgusting.

right2bright on May 23, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Maybe you should check this out…the guy in your link has been proven to be a liar…
http://michilines.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/why-cant-michael-berry-check-his-facts-or-is-it-that-he-wont/

lovingmyUSA on May 23, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Well, at least now we know what superhero is going to be coming out of the closet.

Happy Nomad on May 23, 2012 at 1:10 PM

What information is held at a higher security classification level than say CNWDI (Critical Nuclear Weapon Design Information) or TS/NF (Top Secret/No Foreign) by this Administration? (queue the Jeopardy music) …
Correct answer: King Putt’s college transcripts.

Missilengr on May 23, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Correct answer: King Putt’s college transcripts.

Missilengr on May 23, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Don’t forget the birth certificate.

Happy Nomad on May 23, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Don’t forget the birth certificate.

Happy Nomad on May 23, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Plus passport, which Condi Rice hid…just in time for his highness. She aided in his election, never forget. She closed the dossier with lots of proof about his travels and travails into foreign lands and about his background. She likely voted for him too.

Schadenfreude on May 23, 2012 at 1:15 PM

So who is playing Obama? Chris Rock?

GarandFan on May 23, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Morgan Freeman, of course, which is understandable, given that Obama has been playing Freeman playing The President for the last three years.

I know a lot of conservatives liked The Hurt Locker, Bigelow’s previous film, but I thought it was deplorable.

I would like to see conservatives call for a boycott of the OBL film/Obama hagiography, but no one will go to see it anyway. Rush and a few others should have some fun with it, though; call it a two hour recruiting tool for Al Quaeda, and watch the anti-war (anti-American?) left squirm.

Mr. Arkadin on May 23, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Soviet level propaganda.

tetriskid on May 23, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Schadenfreude on May 23, 2012 at 1:15 PM

and the person who Obama suspected of peeking into his passport records, suddenly got killed in DC, just in time !

burrata on May 23, 2012 at 1:24 PM

No, the Steve Urkel actor.

Dirty Creature on May 23, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Did I do that! Hehhhehehehhehheheh…..

oldroy on May 23, 2012 at 1:26 PM

burrata on May 23, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Do you have a link, or are you just specualting?

Schadenfreude on May 23, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Slightly OT
Breibart strikes again.
1997 photograph

Yes, that really is Barack Obama wearing a regimental coat and carrying a tricorn hat in his hand. And that flag behind him really is a Gadsden flag, with its serpent and its “Don’t Tread On Me” slogan. You may want to let all of this sink in a bit, especially if you’re a Tea Party-bashing progressive.

Brat on May 23, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Look, sometimes when you spike the ball it goes bouncing up into the stands. It happens. Whaddyagonnado? We’ll just go get the ball back. No worries. At worst we’re looking at a 15 yard penalty for excessive celebration. It’s not like anyone’ll die over this. Wait. What?

hit and run on May 23, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Off Topic: Sarah Palin reads Hot Air, links to article on her facebook page.

UltimateBob on May 23, 2012 at 12:57 PM

I thought she couldn’t read… or something.

faraway on May 23, 2012 at 1:00 PM

______________________________________________________

Remember, boys and girls, Palin is the stupid one.

Biden has the “gravitas”, which is Greek (or maybe Latin) for “Head Constantly Lodged Up A$$”

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on May 23, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Do you have a link, or are you just specualting?

Schadenfreude on May 23, 2012 at 1:27 PM

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/apr/19/key-witness-in-passport-fraud-case-fatally-shot/
Sorry, hit submit too soon :(

burrata on May 23, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Will the actor playing zero be black or white? That’s what I want to know.

FadeToBolivia on May 23, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Another potentially huge scandal the MSM will try to ignore. One that could cost American lives.

Can you imagine if Bush and Cheney did something like this in the run up to the 2004 election? It would be front page news in the NYT for weeks, with constant follow-up investigations. There would be much righteous screeching from the Dems for Congressional investigations and possibly a special prosecutor. We’d hear about it constantly right through November.

farsighted on May 23, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Isn’t this the type of movie that would have been banned from being released closed to the election, if the ruling in Citizen’s United had gone the other way?

Silly Obama, always trying to have it both ways.

HarryBackside on May 23, 2012 at 1:49 PM

So who is playing Obama? Chris Rock?

GarandFan on May 23, 2012 at 12:33 PM

…Steve Erkel (Jaleel White).
Whoooooooooo? Meeeeeeeeee?

KOOLAID2 on May 23, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Chris Rock would be my pick, or Chris Tucker who I get him mixed up with. The guy that played Urkel has grown up and matured too much by now.

slickwillie2001 on May 23, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Contrary to what you’ve heard, they ARE going to show that Obama had to be pulled off the golf course at the last minute. But they’ll also show that Obama scored a hole-in-one on every hole.

The Rogue Tomato on May 23, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Including the ones he didn’t get to play.

kbTexan on May 23, 2012 at 2:01 PM

So who is playing Obama? Chris Rock?

GarandFan on May 23, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Urkel.

Cleombrotus on May 23, 2012 at 2:02 PM

So who is playing Obama? Chris Rock?
GarandFan on May 23, 2012 at 12:33 PM
…Steve Erkel (Jaleel White).
Whoooooooooo? Meeeeeeeeee?
KOOLAID2 on May 23, 2012 at 12:41 PM
Chris Rock would be my pick, or Chris Tucker who I get him mixed up with. The guy that played Urkel has grown up and matured too much by now.
slickwillie2001 on May 23, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Heh. Shoulda figured everyone was thinking the same thing.

Cleombrotus on May 23, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Makes you think what kind of national secrets Obowma will sell to the highest bidder once he leaves office…
… doesn’t it?
Seven Percent Solution on May 23, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Once he leaves? You really are an optimist, aren’t you?

Cleombrotus on May 23, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Chris Rock would be my pick, or Chris Tucker who I get him mixed up with. The guy that played Urkel has grown up and matured too much by now.

slickwillie2001 on May 23, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Chris Rock will make a good Hussein , as he has already proved what a thug he is by attacking Mattera.
I would suggest this guy to play Hussein
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neAXwd1KU5A
he has the mannerisms down good

burrata on May 23, 2012 at 2:10 PM

We are going to see a toddler lash out at those he perceives as hateful and stupid.

I think you meant to say toddlers. I have been waiting for years to have someone catch Michelle off mic explaining how she really feels about all the “little people” in America. You had better stand back when she lashes out.

sdbatboy on May 23, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Given this is a hagiography I imagine Obama will be portrayed by Terry Crews (the buff Old Spice POWER guy) because Crews’ characters tend to be a perfect example of how Obama sees himself.

BKennedy on May 23, 2012 at 2:13 PM

So who is playing Obama? Chris Rock?

GarandFan on May 23, 2012 at 12:33 PM

My vote is for James Montgomery from the Tom Hanks/Glenn Frey video.

sdbatboy on May 23, 2012 at 2:15 PM

At the very least, any movie regarding the Bin Laden raid should NOT be shown before the November 6th elections. Some heads should roll for releasing classified and secret information for the movie producer and others. Lawsuit coming.

Amazingoly on May 23, 2012 at 2:24 PM

In other words, while the Obama administration military leaders demanded a leak-free environment — for good reasons, too — they the Obama administration leaked the very same information to filmmakers in order to make themselves look good.

FIFY

stoutcat on May 23, 2012 at 2:42 PM

The vast majority of the operators on the mission were white males..The hoolywood treatment will have them potrayed as a multi ethnic force.
Is that racist?
If the shoe were on the other footyou bet it would be called racist.

Thicklugdonkey on May 23, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Do the producers get access to the Pakistani Dr who just got put away for 33 years for helping us out?

I seriously wonder how Obama et al sleep at night.

Portia46 on May 23, 2012 at 3:15 PM

I believe Congress and the Senate just made “Propaganda” LEGAL again.

ModerateMan on May 23, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Do the producers get access to the Pakistani Dr who just got put away for 33 years for helping us out?

I seriously wonder how Obama et al sleep at night.

Portia46 on May 23, 2012 at 3:15 PM

They sleep like Saddam Hussein did when he was in power. Like a baby.

RBMN on May 23, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Keep your eye on John Brennan (Homeland Security).

He’s as slimy as they come.

He was one of the main drivers behind puking up all the inaccurate info directly after the Bin Laden Raid, referring to Jerusalem as “Al Quds” and his fingerprints are all over this movie scandal.

aquaviva on May 23, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Y’know, the more I read about the gutsy White House and our gutsy president, the more aggravated I get at those prima donna SEALS who merely carried out The Gutsy Leader’s gutsy orders. Frankly, if those SEALS had any class at all, they’d have pointed out right from the start that the real hero of this whole story is the gutsy guy in the White House.

morganfrost on May 23, 2012 at 4:27 PM

scum

ultracon on May 23, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Eventually, the bad publicity surrounding the obvious intent of scheduling the film’s release for the second week of October forced the studio to push it back into 2013. Perhaps the entire project should get shelved, or at least released as a cautionary tale about propaganda.

Don’t be surprised if it suddenly gets released in October 2012 after all. Obama’s campaign isn’t doing so well.

tom on May 23, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Eventually, the bad publicity surrounding the obvious intent of scheduling the film’s release for the second week of October forced the studio to push it back into 2013. Perhaps the entire project should get shelved, or at least released as a cautionary tale about propaganda.

Don’t be surprised if it suddenly gets released in October 2012 after all. Obama’s campaign isn’t doing so well.

tom on May 23, 2012 at 6:14 PM

With the January release, they can show all the clips and shorts for it that they want before the election. That way they can deluge us with the parts that are most complimentary of little Bammie.

This might be a better outcome for little Bammie than an October release.

slickwillie2001 on May 23, 2012 at 6:17 PM

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