OPSEC Seeks Donations To Run Anti-Obama Ad Against Seal Team Six Movie
The political action committee that opposes the National Geographic Channel's cablecast of Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden is seeking grass-roots donations to runs its anti-Obama 'Bump in the Road' ad during the telecast, according to an email making the rounds.
The email, which links back to the website for OPSEC, a Republican-leaning group of former special operations and C.I.A. officers that has been likened to the Swift Boat veterans that swamped John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign, is looking for donations of $25 or more to air its commercial during the debut of Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden on Nov. 4, just two days before the presidential election. OPSEC is not happy that major Obama supporter Harvey Weinstein's The Weinstein Company is behind the film, which, according to the New York Times, has been recut to bolster the President's role in the historic military operation.
Seal Team Six director John Stockwell and other sources told the Times that the changes were not politically motivated but, rather, were meant to give the movie a more realistic feel. Those sources added, however, that Weinstein suggested some of the changes that were made to the film and that Meghan O'Hara, a producer who has worked with liberal firebrand Michael Moore on his left-leaning films Fahrenheit 9/11 and Sicko was also involved in gathering research.
Weinstein, who's identified as a "Hollywood liberal," is targeted in the fund-raising email, which is reproduced below. (Except where indicated, the use of boldface is replicated from the email and the name of the recipient has been withheld.) The motto on the home page of OPSEC's website reads: "I Serve Quietly. Not Seeking Recognition or Accolades...."
The fund-raising email links back to the OPSEC website which indicates that the Bump in the Road ads "are live right now in Ohio and have impacted Virginia ....but our budget likely won't last to November 6th," adding: "We have to count on you to keep these ads running."
The Weinstein Company and OPSEC had not responded to requests for comment at the time of this posting, but I'll update accordingly.
This is the email:
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