Government officials are ramping up pressure on the upcoming film detailing the hunt for Osama bin Laden, further blurring “Zero Dark Thirty’s” chances at a Best Picture Oscar.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, called “Zero Dark Thirty” a combination of “fact, fiction and Hollywood.” The film indirectly shows how enhanced interrogation tactics like waterboarding gleaned critical information that helped the U.S. military find bin Laden, a series of events Feinstein dubs dangerous.
And the Democrat isn’t alone.
Feinstein and Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.) are sending a letter to Sony Pictures, the film studio distributing the Oscar contender, to make their complaints known.”I thought it was terrible,” said Feinstein, one of a handful of lawmakers to see the film ahead of its limited release this week. “It is a combination of fact, fiction and Hollywood in a very dangerous combination.”