The former presidential candidate John McCain is one of three US senators who have criticised the depiction of torture in Zero Dark Thirty,Kathryn Bigelow’s fact-based drama about the hunt for Osama bin Laden. The film suggests that waterboarding and coercive interrogation tactics were instrumental in gathering information ahead of the successful raid on Bin Laden’s compound in May 2011.
McCain, a Republican senator for the state of Arizona, joined two Democrats – Dianne Feinstein and Carl Levin – to write a public letter to Michael Lynton, the chairman and chief executive of Sony Pictures, which backed the picture. They claim that Zero Dark Thirty is “grossly inaccurate and misleading in its suggestion that torture resulted in information that led to the capture”.
We haven’t had a chance to see the movie yet, but its already been met with a fair amount of controversy thanks to the aforementioned “enhanced interrogation” depiction. Have you had a chance to see the movie yet? What did you think of Zero Dark Thirty?
16:14 // 11 months ago
GOP, Michele Bachmann battle over Huma Abedin-Muslim Brotherhood allegations
- criticism Sen. John McCain said Rep. Michele Bachmann’s allegations that Huma Abedin is aiding the Muslim Brotherhood had “no logic, no merit, and no basis” and need to stop. House Speaker John Boehner also rebutted the claims, saying what he knows of Abedin shows "a sterling character."
- pushback Rep. Bachmann stood by her claim regarding the Muslim Brotherhood and Abedin during an interview. She also defended her questioning of Abedin from critics, saying, “all we did is ask, did the federal government look into her family associations before she got a high level security clearance.” source
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18:15 // 1 year ago