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Waterboarding Works, According To (potential Oscar favorite)'Zero Dark Thirty'
Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | 10 Dec 2012, 10:46 AM PDT | by Christian Toto

Posted on 12/10/2012 5:18:57 PM PST by drewh

The new film "Zero Dark Thirty" shows U.S. interrogators using a variety of methods, from sleep deprivation to waterboarding, to get vital information out of terrorist detainees. And it worked, according to the film, which illustrates the hunt for Osama bin Laden in methodical detail.

The film's crew worked intensely with the dministration to glean as many details about the hunt as possible, a search which drew questions at to whether the team received classified information along the way.

In theory, bin Laden would still be alive and plotting more attacks had Obama's "no torture" policy been in place.

Will the "waterboarding works" meme hurt its chance at the year's biggest prize?

We're already seeing push back on the waterboarding elements in the film. One war correspondent from the New York Times is kicking up a fuss about how the interrogations are depicted.

"Bigelow maintains that everything in the film is based on first-hand accounts, but the waterboarding scene, which is likely to stir up controversy, appears to have strayed from real life," he writes. "According to several official sources, including Dianne Feinstein, the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, the identity of bin Laden’s courier, whose trail led the C.I.A. to the hideout in Pakistan, was not discovered through waterboarding."

Tell that to CIA head Leon Panetta who admitted enhanced interrogation tactics helped find bin Laden.

A film's Oscar hopes stem from much more than mere artistic merit. Oscar marketing tactics play a part, so do sentimental favorites and cultural forces swirling around the time of the final vote. And don't forget the impact of left-of-center politics. If the narrative surrounding "Zero Dark Thirty" turns from "Obama's finest hour" to "waterboarding works," the film's Academy Award chances will surely take a hit.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California

1 posted on 12/10/2012 5:19:03 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

WHy in the world would anybody waste good money going to see anything Hollywood Liberals produce?? These people are the Enemy of America. And remember everytime you spend your hard earned money on Hollywood, you are Directly Supporting COMMUNISTS and TERRORISTS WORLDWIDE. I stopped going to movies 25 years ago. Hollywood Hates America and everything it stands for.

2 posted on 12/10/2012 5:27:16 PM PST by eyeamok
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To: eyeamok

I go to the movies just about every week.

I love them.

The political persuasion of the actors doesn’t bother me if they are good at their craft. The same with the directors-—and also my doctors and dentist.


3 posted on 12/10/2012 5:32:21 PM PST by Mears
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To: Mears

SO you are OK with funding the very people who do everything in their power to Destroy America while at the same time propping up every tin horn dictator and communist they can spot?? are you bipolar??

4 posted on 12/10/2012 5:44:45 PM PST by eyeamok
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To: eyeamok

I take it you don’t watch television and/or you refuse to buy the products of the advertisers.

5 posted on 12/10/2012 6:21:02 PM PST by Misterioso ( "Those who grant sympathy to guilt, grant none to innocence." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Misterioso

I have not watched a TV show in over 20 years, the only thing on my TV is Fox News or Fox Business. My wife does however watch TV and we never buy anything from advertisers on TV. I just do not see any point in enriching the ENEMY. But I do read a lot and listen to talk radio all day.

6 posted on 12/10/2012 6:52:16 PM PST by eyeamok
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To: eyeamok

Do you buy soap?

7 posted on 12/10/2012 7:36:52 PM PST by Misterioso ( "Those who grant sympathy to guilt, grant none to innocence." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Misterioso

by the case at costco.

8 posted on 12/10/2012 7:50:11 PM PST by eyeamok
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To: drewh

The ‘no torture’ policy is the same as the ‘close gitmo’ one. For his idiotic base. What is said and what is done are entirely different things.

9 posted on 12/10/2012 7:53:06 PM PST by Monty22002
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