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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Is ‘SEAL Team Six’ Just A Drama Or Political Propaganda?

The film “Seal Team Six: The Raid On Osama Bin Laden” is scheduled to air on Sunday on the National Geographic Channel, just two days before the presidential election.

Critics say it’s political propaganda because scenes featuring President Barack Obama were added at the suggestion of Harvey Weinstein, a long-time Democratic backer who bought the rights to the film at Cannes in May.

The film’s director, John Stockwell, says it’s not propaganda, and that President Obama was always going to be featured in the film, portrayed by an actor.

Guest:

  • John Stockwell, director of “Seal Team Six: The Raid On Osama Bin Laden.”

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003000884786 Navin R Johnson

    I am not a Republican or a Democrat, but I am sick of hearing the complaints of the whiny Republicans.  

  • Neal

    Looks Good. Too bad that I do not have that channel.

  • Ucci1927

    Interesting that Fox Broadcasting has partial ownership of NetGeo Channel.  I may have to share that with my bro-in-law when he starts  ranting! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1155042916 Mike Hanson

    I think the ad I saw on facebook sums it up perfectly: “When Obama called the SEALs and THEY got bin Laden, When the SEALs called Obama, THEY GOT DENIED.”

    • HaircutterRomney

      Bahhh wahhhhh wahhhhhhhh!! 

      • Osammabinpelosi

        That’s the sound Buckwheat will make when he is evicted from public housing come Nov 6

        • Terrykjones

          Racist.

  • http://www.fibrowitch.net Jan Dumas

    I watched it, mid day on Sunday, I have to say, Spinal Tap was a better documentary than Seal Team Six.  

  • Mary

    I watched “Seal Team 6″ Sunday evening and found it to be quite interesting. I should admit here that I have always been interested in behind-the-scene shows and movies/docu-dramas like this.

    Even though I knew the outcome, I was on the edge of my seat for the final 15 minutes. I did not feel like it was propaganda since it was mostly told from the viewpoint of the Seals themselves and one of the CIA analysts. President Obama appeared through news clips and voice-overs from speeches and interviews that I had previously heard. Thsi gave some background information about those speeches and interviews.

    I thought it was quite good.

  • Annettebrad77

    For the Military and Navy Seals they are real as they get from the Military. My Dad spent 20 yrs in the Navy not the Navy Seals. I’ve heard of them they train very hard and have to be strong head will person to do some of things they do. My opinion on the question they ask they are neither they aren’t Drama or Political Propaganda ? They are human just like us who train very hard to get where they are today and yes they are secrecy WHY because of their Mission THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!!!!  GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS and OUR NAVY SEALS THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL JOB YOU DO FOR US !!!!!!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK YOU ALL DO !!!!!!!!!     

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