On Fox News’ Thursday broadcast of “The Five,” co-panelist Greg Gutfeld asked “why you politicize bin Laden and not Benghazi” while mocking Hollywood big shot and Obama-backer Harvey Weinstein for personally stepping in to oversee edits to National Geographic Channel’s documentary about the 2010 raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound. The documentary, “SEAL Team Six,” is set to be released two days before the presidential election, and the edits are designed to “strengthen Mr. Obama’s role” in the raid.
“So, you know that TV movie about killing bin Laden which airs two days before the election?” Gutfeld said. “It’s now re-edited to make the president’s role more prominent. According to The New York Times — a paper — Obama-backer Harvey Weinstein, who owns the rights to the film, personally stepped in to help recut it to strengthen Mr. Obama’s role. Weinstein and director John Stockwell deny that the changes are politically motivated.”
Gutfeld, author of the forthcoming book “The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph over Whiners in the Age of Phony Outrage,” mocked the timing of Weinstein’s involvement, but added that it is expected given Hollywood’s backing of the president.
“I called myself for a response: ‘Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha’” Gutfeld said. “So, with Obama in trouble, Weinstein re-edits to give Obama more credit. Just a coincidence? Yep. So is getting wet in the rain. Look, we already know Romney is running not just against Obama, but against the Hollywood arm of his own publicity machine. That’s as clear as the nighties in Kimberly [Guilfoyle]’s closet.”
But “The Five” co-panelist also said it raises a question about what’s appropriate for politicization and what isn’t.
“But, it raises questions why can you politicize bin Laden and not Benghazi?” Gutfeld continued. “Obama takes credit for one and avoids responsibility for the other. And what happens if this films triggers mob violence? Will Weinstein be arrested? He’s been silent on the subject of free expression while the anti-Muslim filmmaker sweats in jail. Perhaps Harvey could keep him company. Heck, they could watch the movie together.”