We should all thank Michael Bay whose film “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” couldn’t have been released at a better time.Already plagued by an FBI investigation, email scandal, rape accusations against her husband, among many, many other scandals, “13 Hours” is likely to damage Hillary’s campaign further.
As the Examiner reports:
New York Post’s movie writer Reed Tucker basically says that the movie sympathizes with Hillary Clinton’s most ardent critics by taking their beliefs and severe concerns into account regarding the Benghazi scandal initiated by the Benghazi attack of 2011 that left Americans dead under Obama and Clinton’s watch. In the movie, an American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a United States compound in Libya. Sound familiar?The killing takes place as a security team attempts to comprehend the turmoil taking place. Despite the direct links to the Clinton scandal surrounding Benghazi, the Daily Caller says that Hillary Clinton is never mentioned in the motion picture that is most assuredly about Clinton’s Benghazi affair. The movie definitely centers on the Sept. 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya that left Ambassador Chris Stevens and Sean Smith. In spite of the direct references to that political bombshell, Clinton is not portrayed whatsoever in the film – and she is never mentioned.
This glaring omission may be a disappointment so many while being quite telling to others. The New York Times says that the movie wants to focus on the event as opposed to the politics behind the tragedy.
I don’t think the absence of Hillary from the film will save her popularity. It’s a scandal that everyone already attaches her name to regardless – the film will just allow the public to learn in detail about what happened on that day.As one YouTube commenter joked, the only thing that could make this worse for Hillary is a follow up movie titled “50,000 Emails.”
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]