National Geographic Increases Security as Upcoming 'SEAL Team Six' Release Fuels Threats

by Beth Hanna
October 17, 2012 1:43 PM
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"SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden" National Geographic Channel

The National Geographic Channel has had to dramatically increase security at its Washington headquarters in the wake of an influx of threats over its upcoming film "SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden." The threats are reportedly coming from Muslim extremist groups.

NatGeo has already received heat from critics over the release date of the film, set for November 4, two days prior to the presidential election. Those against the timing of the film's debut argue that it is being staged to boost President Obama's chances of reelection. (These accusations, which the channel denies, may not be specious: the film's producer, Harvey Weinstein, is a true-blue Obama supporter.)

A humorous quote comes from a New York Post source on NatGeo's surprise at the reactions: "They've never seen such a dramatic reaction. It's not like there's outrage over airing a documentary on the Grand Canyon."

Watch a clip from "SEAL Team Six" here.

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  • B1981 | October 17, 2012 10:07 PMReply

    I was thinking the same thing. I've seen black and gray too. But about natgeo at the folks who are doing zero dark thirty said they are doing their release in December so they won't make it seem political. F-/$&king blue backgrounds.

  • Trevor williams | October 17, 2012 9:33 PMReply

    Who the fuck puts black lettering with a dark blue background
    it decreases readability you fuckin retards

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