We’ve already heard from film critics, actors and politicians regarding Zero Dark Thirty, the film depicting the successful hunt for Osama bin Laden.
A trio of senators scorched the film for allegedly showing enhanced interrogation tactics helped nab bin Laden. Far-left actors like Ed Asner pounced on this theme, vowing to boycott the film’s Oscar chances.
Now, families who lost loved ones on 9/11 are raising their voices on the issue. And boy are they angry.
As a group of 9/11 families sharing a rare moment of justice and elation in the viewing of a film chronicling the search for and ultimate death of Osama Bin Laden, we find it deeply disturbing that some of our elected officials want to discourage other 9/11 families and the public from seeing this outstanding film. Politicians who have criticized the movie and made misleading claims about it, stand in the way of engaging a public dialogue for a stirring film which invokes feelings of patriotism and perseverance and honors our military, our country, and the victims of 9/11….
If only members of the Hollywood community would speak out in a similar fashion, not necessarily to applaud the film itself but to critique those who wish to punish the filmmakers and quiet their voices.