A made-for-television movie about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, backed by an Obama fundraiser, was re-cut to make the president look stronger and show Mitt Romney’s initial opposition to hunting down the terrorist leader, The New York Times reports.
Democratic fundraiser Harvey Weinstein funded the film, SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden, which is set to air on the National Geographic Channel the Sunday before Election Day. The film had been re-cut using documentary footage and news reports, reportedly to paint Obama in a favorable light.
The president appears in several scenes, and at one point is shown saying, “Justice has been done.” Romney, on the other hand, is featured in a scene opposing a raid.
After seeing the film, The Times called it “a political stunt.” Though in an interview, Weinstein and the film’s director claimed it was not politically motivated.
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