The National Geographic Channel’s Washington, DC headquarters has increased security after being inundated with terror threats over the upcoming release of the film Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden. (Oh goodie, so when Obama loses the election, he’ll be able to blame it on this film)
NY Post The full-length feature film is the first dramatization of the U.S. special forces operation that killed the mastermind of the September 11 attacks in Pakistan last May.
According to a NY Post source, the channel has been bombarded with phone calls and blogs posts from ‘Muslim extremist groups’ warning that anyone airing a film like this is asking for trouble.
‘Enough threats have come in that the network is on higher security alert,’ the source said. ‘They have a huge public building with a museum and 1,600 people working.’
The movie, which focuses on one of President Obama’s most successful moments in office, will premiere just two days before the November 6 election, drawing fire from critics on the right who have accused National Geographic of being partisan. The film’s distributor is staunch Obama supporter and major contributor, Harvey Weinstein.
A rep for National Geographic said only that the channel will air the film “no matter what.” A source told The Post that the reaction is far from what NatGeo is used to.
But National Geographic Channel president Howard T. Owens told The Hollywood Reporter earlier this month that the timing of Seal Team Six release was NOT politically motivated. (Uh huh)