Letter to the Editor: Movies not reality
BY Paul Masson, Tulsa
Thursday, February 07, 2013
2/07/13 at 7:21 AM
The Tulsa World recently published a letter from a writer stating he had been lied to about policy and priority changes made by the Obama administration in the pursuit of Osama bin Laden. The writer based his knowledge on seeing the movie "Zero Dark Thirty."
Movies are things of fantasy meant to entertain and excite us, in return for paying a "ticket price." Movies are not reality and do not contain facts. The policy and operational changes made by the Obama administration in pursuit of bin Laden are available, with much research, by looking through the historical National Security council and Department of Defense/Special Operations sites. The specifics are not available - those are kept secret.
We live in a time where there is little hard news and reliable media. It is incumbent on Americans to do their own homework and not rely on what is shown on TV, the movies, sent by email or printed in the press.
We can no more rely on "Zero Dark Thirty" to tell us the reality of covert operations than we can rely on "Promised Land" to tell us the reality of oil and gas exploration.
Movies are for entertainment. Life is about reality. Don't get them mixed up.
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