5 October 2012 11:15 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Sorry, Mitt, but National Geographic is airing feature film "Seal Team 6: The Raid on Osama bin Laden" on November 4, two days before the election. The film is a re-creation of the events, authorized by President Obama, that lead to the killing of the terrorist leader and, as the New York Times puts it, serves as "the crowning national security achievement of President Obama’s term in office." A day later on November 5 the film will be streaming on Netflix. NatGeo states the scheduling is not political, but rather "commercially opportunistic." The Nyt states the film sticks to the facts and was vetted by experts including a retired Navy Seal, a CIA operative and a bin Laden historian.  The Weinsteins took rights to the film while at Cannes before making a deal with NatGeo. You can watch the trailer here. Earlier, September 4: "Zero Dark Thirty" will be a hot »


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