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(National Journal)   The movie about the killing of Bin Laden set to release this week, which right-wing critics are calling a propaganda film for Obama, has just been re-cut to remove scenes of Romney opposing the raid   (nationaljournal.com) divider line 70
    More: Obvious, obama, propaganda films, Osama bin Laden, right-wing, Vice President Joe Biden, Harvey Weinstein  
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2012-10-24 10:29:59 AM  
For a minute I thought they were talking about Zero Dark Thirty. Thank god they aren't. I don't need that movie ruined by political crap. The teaser for that was one of my favorites of the year.
 
2012-10-24 10:35:14 AM  
So GOP groups won't be busing people to the opening now?
 
2012-10-24 10:36:10 AM  
...in an interview, Weinstein and the film's director claimed it was not politically motivated.

*cough*bullsh*t*cough*
 
2012-10-24 10:37:49 AM  
which is set to air on the National Geographic Channel the Sunday before Election Day

Remember how something exactly like that was the reason Citizens United went to court? It's hard to tell what with all the judicial activism about SuperPacs and unlimited money without accountability, but the original case was about whether or not movies like this should be legally allowed to air within a couple of weeks of the election.
 
2012-10-24 10:42:19 AM  
And will be released a week after the election.
 
2012-10-24 10:47:14 AM  

Aarontology: which is set to air on the National Geographic Channel the Sunday before Election Day

Remember how something exactly like that was the reason Citizens United went to court? It's hard to tell what with all the judicial activism about SuperPacs and unlimited money without accountability, but the original case was about whether or not movies like this should be legally allowed to air within a couple of weeks of the election.


I was thinking exactly that: Citizen's united could well turn out to be a phyrric victory if all the Demsknown supporters in Hollywood decide to get into the act. People will still watch propaganda if it features A-list stars and big budget production values, as opposed to the patheric attempt to gin up interest in "atlas Shrugged II" also releasing this week (which openly features a tag line in the trialer "will if affect the election?")
 
2012-10-24 10:49:56 AM  
It's a political propaganda stunt by a big time, rich Obama supporter in the entertainment biz.

This would be a big scandal if it was on behalf of a Repub, but since Obama is a lib, it's no big deal and nothing to see here.
 
2012-10-24 10:50:31 AM  

MeinRS6: It's a political propaganda stunt by a big time, rich Obama supporter in the entertainment biz.

This would be a big scandal if it was on behalf of a Repub, but since Obama is a lib, it's no big deal and nothing to see here.


Did you forget about 2016: Obama's America? It made millions of dollars. It was roundly mocked by us here on Fark, but it wasn't a 'scandal'.
 
2012-10-24 10:53:25 AM  
These people are so damn pissed about Bin Laden being dead.
 
2012-10-24 10:55:22 AM  
I can understand some butthurt were the film to be in wide or even select release. But it's airing on the National Geographic Channel. How many people even get that station, and among them, how many are undecided voters who just happen to scrolling through the listings?

And if you're still butthurt about it, well, surely you're also upset that corporations can now dish out any propaganda they want, and that this new ability favors the GOP? If some Koch-type can funnel his money into a typically misleading torrent of ads, don't whine that a Hollywood director can certainly make a film sympathetic to the president.
 
2012-10-24 10:56:28 AM  

Magorn: I was thinking exactly that: Citizen's united could well turn out to be a phyrric victory if all the Demsknown supporters in Hollywood decide to get into the act. People will still watch propaganda if it features A-list stars and big budget production values, as opposed to the patheric attempt to gin up interest in "atlas Shrugged II" also releasing this week (which openly features a tag line in the trialer "will if affect the election?")


Seriously. I wouldn't be surprised at all for this kind of thing to become the norm. Especially if someone does some polling after it airs and finds out it had some slight positive effect for Obama.
 
2012-10-24 10:59:03 AM  

dickfreckle: how many are undecided voters who just happen to scrolling through the listings?


I have a feeling the "undecided voters" out there are two busy nodding along approvingly with Honey Boo Boo to watch this.
 
2012-10-24 10:59:38 AM  
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2012-10-24 11:11:05 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: ...in an interview, Weinstein and the film's director claimed it was not politically motivated.

*cough*bullsh*t*cough*


So what? What goes around comes around. Remember Citizens United.
 
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2012-10-24 11:13:29 AM  

dickfreckle: I can understand some butthurt were the film to be in wide or even select release. But it's airing on the National Geographic Channel. How many people even get that station, and among them, how many are undecided voters who just happen to scrolling through the listings?

And if you're still butthurt about it, well, surely you're also upset that corporations can now dish out any propaganda they want, and that this new ability favors the GOP? If some Koch-type can funnel his money into a typically misleading torrent of ads, don't whine that a Hollywood director can certainly make a film sympathetic to the president.


If they don't like they can vote for campaign finance reform.
 
2012-10-24 11:13:54 AM  

MeinRS6: It's a political propaganda stunt by a big time, rich Obama supporter in the entertainment biz.

This would be a big scandal if it was on behalf of a Repub, but since Obama is a lib, it's no big deal and nothing to see here.


You're my favorite partisan hack shill.
 
2012-10-24 11:21:09 AM  

what_now: These people are so damn pissed about Bin Laden being dead.


Well yeah. Its hard to make people afraid of the boogeyman when he's currently sitting at the bottom of the ocean with a bullet in his head.
 
2012-10-24 11:35:59 AM  

SilentStrider: what_now: These people are so damn pissed about Bin Laden being dead.

Well yeah. Its hard to make people afraid of the boogeyman when he's currently sitting at the bottom of the ocean with a bullet in his head.


Which is why Romney is working so hard to trump up Iran as the Next Big Thing to be afraid of.
 
2012-10-24 11:40:38 AM  

what_now: These people are so damn pissed about Bin Laden being dead.


Some of them are resurrecting the old "He died in 2002 of kidney failure" thing.
 
2012-10-24 11:46:49 AM  

what_now: These people are so damn pissed about Bin Laden being dead.


Because 'Their Guy' didn't do it. 'Their Guy', for the record, said bin Laden was a non-issue in the war on terror and didn't care where he was or what he was doing.
 
2012-10-24 11:57:25 AM  

DamnYankees: For a minute I thought they were talking about Zero Dark Thirty. Thank god they aren't. I don't need that movie ruined by political crap. The teaser for that was one of my favorites of the year.


Just checked out the trailers for that. Looks pretty good. Plus it has Andy from Parks and Recreation as, I'm guessing, a SEAL.
 
2012-10-24 12:09:14 PM  

dickfreckle: I can understand some butthurt were the film to be in wide or even select release. But it's airing on the National Geographic Channel. How many people even get that station, and among them, how many are undecided voters who just happen to scrolling through the listings?

And if you're still butthurt about it, well, surely you're also upset that corporations can now dish out any propaganda they want, and that this new ability favors the GOP? If some Koch-type can funnel his money into a typically misleading torrent of ads, don't whine that a Hollywood director can certainly make a film sympathetic to the president.


Interesting side note: guess who's the majority owner of the NatGeo Channel?
Yup, NewsCorp. So I guess Fox News is in on the conspiracy to reelect Obama.
 
2012-10-24 12:22:44 PM  

DamnYankees: MeinRS6: It's a political propaganda stunt by a big time, rich Obama supporter in the entertainment biz.

This would be a big scandal if it was on behalf of a Repub, but since Obama is a lib, it's no big deal and nothing to see here.

Did you forget about 2016: Obama's America? It made millions of dollars. It was roundly mocked by us here on Fark, but it wasn't a 'scandal'.


He remembers, he just doesn't understand the relationship, bless his heart.
 
2012-10-24 02:12:03 PM  

MeinRS6: It's a political propaganda stunt by a big time, rich Obama supporter in the entertainment biz.

This would be a big scandal if it was on behalf of a Repub, but since Obama is a lib, it's no big deal and nothing to see here.


This post brought to you by the letter D, as in "Doesn't read news". 2016: Obama's America; The Undefeated. All movies with political slants funded by political interests, and despite being f*cking turd burgers, didn't create scandals.
 
2012-10-24 02:13:18 PM  

MeinRS6: It's a political propaganda stunt by a big time, rich Obama supporter in the entertainment biz./i>

Right, kind of like how an Ohio cable company is letting people watch "Obama 2016" free of charge?

 
2012-10-24 02:13:26 PM  

what_now: These people are so damn pissed about Bin Laden being dead.


Imagine if he was still alive and we knew about it: Oh, the political hay that would be being made about it!
 
2012-10-24 02:13:54 PM  

MeinRS6: CRY MOAR!


Citizens United, a##wipe! Choke on it.
 
2012-10-24 02:15:52 PM  

what_now: These people are so damn pissed about Bin Laden being dead.


What do you expect? Their president spent about 7 years holding his dick rather than trying to catch him, and Obama does it in his first term. Also, the Republicans needed a boogeyman to scare up a never-ending war, and Obama went and killed him...of course they are pissed.
 
2012-10-24 02:20:27 PM  
Remember in 2004 when Republicans cried that a film about John Kerry being unfit for command was aired on TV stations owned by right wing affilated Sinclair Broadcasting? No? Alright then.
 
2012-10-24 02:21:11 PM  

what_now: dickfreckle: how many are undecided voters who just happen to scrolling through the listings?

I have a feeling the "undecided voters" out there are two busy nodding along approvingly with Honey Boo Boo to watch this.


No, they're waiting to be offered their own reality TV show where Candidates perform wacky stunts to earn the vote of the panel of undecided voters. Part "The Bachelor", part "Wipeout", part "The Apprentice".

/looks in the mirror, holds up "notsureifserious.gif"
 
2012-10-24 02:23:15 PM  

MeinRS6: It's a political propaganda stunt by a big time, rich Obama supporter in the entertainment biz.

This would be a big scandal if it was on behalf of a Repub, but since Obama is a lib, it's no big deal and nothing to see here.


Free speech.
 
2012-10-24 02:23:34 PM  

skykid: Remember in 2004 when Republicans cried that a film about John Kerry being unfit for command was aired on TV stations owned by right wing affilated Sinclair Broadcasting? No? Alright then.


History that paints the GOP in a negative light can easily be filtered using the new right-wing search engine Booble.
 
2012-10-24 02:27:32 PM  

what_now: These people are so damn pissed about Bin Laden being dead.


When you depict Obama as Osama 'without the BS' or think that Obama will be nice and let Osama go, you of course would throw a crying tantrum when he dumps water over your strawman.
 
2012-10-24 02:31:13 PM  

what_now: These people are so damn pissed about Bin Laden being dead.


Al-Qieda or Republicans?
 
2012-10-24 02:34:31 PM  

Aldon: what_now: These people are so damn pissed about Bin Laden being dead.

Al-Qieda or Republicans?


Hard to tell, sometimes. Their positions are similar on many issues...
 
2012-10-24 02:36:01 PM  
And on the other side of the isle, a cable company in Ohio will be offering that 2016 turd of a movie free to their subscribers to, "encourage use of its premium on-demand offerings. But the company acknowledges no other recent releases are currently available without charge".

Link

See, Democrats? This is why you lose so much. Grow a pair and bring a gun to a gunfight.
 
2012-10-24 02:38:10 PM  
Seriously guys - Zero Dark Thirty. Get on board.
 
2012-10-24 02:45:59 PM  
After seeing the film, The Times called it "a political stunt."

From the mouths of babes.
 
2012-10-24 02:58:08 PM  
Wouldn't want to make it too obvious why this movie is coming out now.

And an actual movie about the bin Laden raid would start just after 9/11, and then Obama would show up in the last 30 minutes to take credit for everything.
 
2012-10-24 03:00:39 PM  
It is not Zero Dark Thirty = who gives a crap?
 
2012-10-24 03:01:02 PM  

DamnYankees: For a minute I thought they were talking about Zero Dark Thirty. Thank god they aren't. I don't need that movie ruined by political crap. The teaser for that was one of my favorites of the year.


I saw the trailer when i went to go see Argo and almost crapped myself with excitement - probably not a good move for a date but she was just as excited for it.

So glad it isn't getting farked up.
 
2012-10-24 03:03:44 PM  
Yeah yeah, don't respond to trolls and all the jazz. I'm just farking irritable right now;

randomjsa: Wouldn't want to make it too obvious why this movie is coming out now.


A movie about a highly political event will likely make a lot more money when released near a highly political date/season.
Money > politics.

And an actual movie about the bin Laden raid would start just after 9/11,
Bush pretty much forgot about Bin Laden before his second term. He was "not a priority"
 
2012-10-24 03:05:11 PM  

DamnYankees: Seriously guys - Zero Dark Thirty. Get on board.


I don't know how good it's gonna be. People are already claiming it as an early Best Picture contender, but I don't think Katherine Bigelow was the right person to direct it and the original plot of the movie was vastly changed mid-production - it was originally supposed to be about an unsuccessful 10-year manhunt for bin Laden, until he was assassinated last year. That just changes the tone of the whole movie.
 
2012-10-24 03:06:44 PM  

randomjsa: Wouldn't want to make it too obvious why this movie is coming out now.

And an actual movie about the bin Laden raid would start just after 9/11, and then Obama would show up in the last 30 minutes to take credit for everything.


Wouldn't want to be too obvious a troll either, right?

Plus, free speech. Unless you want to admit Citizens United was a huge mistake. In which case I'll accept your apology.
 
2012-10-24 03:07:38 PM  

Expolaris: DamnYankees: For a minute I thought they were talking about Zero Dark Thirty. Thank god they aren't. I don't need that movie ruined by political crap. The teaser for that was one of my favorites of the year.

I saw the trailer when i went to go see Argo and almost crapped myself with excitement - probably not a good move for a date but she was just as excited for it.

So glad it isn't getting farked up.


The Banana Thug: DamnYankees: Seriously guys - Zero Dark Thirty. Get on board.

I don't know how good it's gonna be. People are already claiming it as an early Best Picture contender, but I don't think Katherine Bigelow was the right person to direct it and the original plot of the movie was vastly changed mid-production - it was originally supposed to be about an unsuccessful 10-year manhunt for bin Laden, until he was assassinated last year. That just changes the tone of the whole movie.


All true. I just know when I first saw the teaser and that guys yells "WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU SAW BIN LADEN" I got chills.
 
2012-10-24 03:09:20 PM  

physt: Citizens United, a##wipe! Choke on it.


Ok, it's settled. Everyone likes the Citizens United decision now.
 
2012-10-24 03:25:05 PM  

MeinRS6: This would be a big scandal if it was on behalf of a Repub, but...it's no big deal and nothing to see here.


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2012-10-24 03:31:02 PM  
You can keep Romney opposing the raid in the film,
as long as you include Obama opposing the intelligence-gathering measures that led to the whereabouts of Bin Laden.
 
2012-10-24 03:40:21 PM  
www.thejoplinvoice.com

Maybe if Obama did something humble and low-key... like landing on an Aircraft carrieer or something?
 
2012-10-24 03:42:03 PM  
Only Republicans would view the killing of Osama as bad because the other guys were in charge when it happened.

The Party above County folks should be ashamed to call themselves patriots.
 
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