Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden
Seal Team Six the Movie Starring Obama et al
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President Barack Obama counts on a November 4, made for television movie to push him over the finish line on November 6.
“Obama killed Osama” is the message they want carried down to the voting booth; Obama’s sort of last word from the boob-tube after gazillions of text messages sent out over his free cell phones.
“Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden” is being touted as an example of the president’s leadership. Make that a borrowed leadership with events reversed by making the true heroes play bit parts.
“Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden” will air over the National Geographic Channel, courtesy of prominent Obama reelection fundraiser Harvey Weinstein and his company Voltage Pictures.
An attempt to tie Obama leadership in “Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden is feeble at best as you can’t market leadership if the person touted as a leader has virtually no leadership skills.
Obama didn’t kill Osama, courageous Navy SEALS did.
Can Weinstein and National Geographic realistically count on a captive audience with obedient millions glued to television on the Sunday before Election?
As he couldn’t tattoo the message on his chest or print the message on T-shirts, starring in his own movie the Sunday before election is the next best thing.
Problem is millions now know that Obama has been starring in his own movie since November 4, 2008.
The wheels came off the Pocket Messiah’s chariot at last week’s televised presidential debate.
As the wry Bob Parks of Black and Right fame puts it: “Scale of Obama’s humiliation revealed: Romney scores 52-point debate victory—the biggest in Gallup poll history. Obama wanted to make history. Now he’s in the books.”
Get a load of NGC Alibis 101: “National Geographic Channel chose the film’s debut date to help promote the start of its fall season, channel President Howard T. Owens said Thursday.” (CBS Oct. 5, 2012 ).
And: “National Geographic Channel did take into account Weinstein’s desire to get out ahead of a competitive movie about the U.S. Navy SEAL’s hunt for the al-Qaida leader, Owens said.”
The competitive movie is “Zero Dark Thirty” from director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal, who won Oscars for “The Hurt Locker”, the former being scheduled for release in theaters at the end of the year.
“Seal Team Six”, directed by John Stockwell (“Into the Blue”), also was intended for a big-screen release until the channel made what it called a “preemptive bid” for it. The film will be available to Netflix U.S. subscribers a day after its premiere.
“Owens said he and Weinstein have a previous business relationship: Owens represented Miramax Television while working at the William Morris Agency.
For truth and accuracy the depiction of the bin Laden raid in Pakistan leans heavily on the vetting of ‘experts’ that included a recently retired Navy SEAL and a bin Laden historian.
“While some aspects of the characterizations have been dramatized for creative reasons, the core story is an accurate portrayal of an event that ended the longest manhunt in American history.”
While Obama, far from the messiah image he carried into the 2008 election, is pinning his hopes for a reelection win on the film, many will skip the televised movie for the reality of an Election Day one of their own. They call it “Gone with the Wind”.