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In 'Zero Dark Thirty,' the movie as ideological weapon
When the Osama bin Laden-raid film “Zero Dark Thirty” was coming together last year, right-wing commentators scoffed; after all, any film about President Obama’s hallmark overseas success timed for a pre-election release had to have partisanship on its mind. Rep Peter King (R-N.Y.) asked whether the administration was getting too cozy with the filmmakers by offering them high-level access. The movie, his questions implied, would be little more than an extended campaign ad for the president as sponsored by Hollywood, the Democrats’ resident Super PAC.
By Steven Zeitchik
December 15, 2012