Osama Raid Movie Airing Two Days Before Election Edited to Remove Romney, Showcase Obama

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Lest you are somehow under the mistaken impression (and how could you be?) that only the Right indulges in brazen propaganda…

Via Deadline:

A scene in an upcoming TV movie that depicted Mitt Romney appearing to oppose the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden was cut from the film, according to a report in the New York Times. “We wouldn’t air this if it were propaganda,” said National Geographic Channel President Howard T. Owens who said he had insisted upon removal of the scene from Seal Team Six: The Raid On Osama Bin Laden. It’s scheduled to air November 4, two days before the election. Cutting the Romney scene wasn’t the only change. The Times said the movie has been edited to highlight President Obama’s role.

(Emphasis mine. The lady doth protest too much, methinks)

Also of potential interest: The extra footage for the edit was collected by Meghan O’Hara, whose resume includes several collaborations with documentarian Michael Moore.

Read more at Deadline.

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  • Jake

    Yes, I love fiction movies.

  • Hadrian999

    not surprising, this season has been full of propaganda films. so far we have had 2016: obama’s america, Atlas shrugged II,Last ounce of courage, and The Men who built america on the history channel.

  • http://twitter.com/IamGHERU GHERU

    Maybe I read this wrong but how is cutting a scene that makes Romney look bad – opposing the raid – supposed to be propaganda from the left. Reads to me like they are pandering to the Republican nominee by making that change.

    • Hadrian999

      doesn’t make a lot of sense as written, maybe claiming it started as more of a propaganda film

  • Simiantongue

    Just because they believe it doesn’t mean that it’s not propaganda. The best propagandists are the ones who believe what they’re saying to the very core.

    • alizardx

      Depends on how far out of the mainstream they are. I’m sure David Ickes believes that there are really intelligent humanoid reptiles walking among us. Do you think he could get a significant number to believe anything other than that he is a crackpot even given a massive ad budget to present his sincere propaganda?

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