‘Raid On Osama Bin Laden’ TV Movie Cut Romney Scene, Bolstered Obama: NYT

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. Director John Stockwell said Obama was always in the movie but his screen time had shrunk. Longtime Obama supporter Harvey Weinstein bought rights to the movie earlier this year at Cannes. Weinstein, Stockwell and others told the Times that changes were not politically motivated but were intended to make it more realistic. The additional Obama footage came from material collected by Meghan O’Hara, a producer who worked with Michael Moore on Fahrenheit 9/11 and Sicko.

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