That sort of thing used to be the exclusive province of the left, back when W was in charge and Guantanamo was a bad thing – the editors of the WaPo today find much to recommend it. Now that Barack Obama holds the presidential reins, the Weekly Standard has some questions of their own:
There may be an overtly political reason that moviegoers will be seeing the story of the Osama bin Laden raid just before they vote for president. Sony Pictures, the company distributing next year’s film, hosted a fundraiser for Barack Obama on their studio’s premises in California last April. So far, Sony is the only major studio to hold a political fundraiser this cycle. According to Deadline Hollywood, Sony will release the bin Laden movie, directed by Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow, on October 12, 2012–less than a month before the presidential election…
Sony Pictures could not immediately be reached for comment.
Neither could Leni Riefenstahl.