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Filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal are under fire for their upcoming film about the capture of Osama bin Laden, according to reports.

The New York Times' Maureen Dowd wrote Sunday that the Obama administration is granting the filmmakers access for the president's electoral benefit.

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"The movie is scheduled to open on October 12, 2012 - perfectly timed to give a home-stretch boost to a campaign that has grown tougher," Dowd wrote.

Regardless of its purpose, Obama can't help but get a boost from the film.

Bigelow and Boal, who collaborated on Oscar-winning film The Hurt Locker, disputed the suggestion Wednesday in a joint statement issued to EW.

"Our upcoming film about the decade long pursuit of Bin Laden has been in the works for many years and integrates the collective efforts of three administrations, including those of Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama," they say.

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Slain Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden had a hit list, according to reports, with taking down U.S. President on September 11 of this year his #1 target.

Bin Laden's list called for a "celebration" of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by shooting down Air Force One with President Obama on board.

The terrorist mastermind, who was killed by U.S. forces May 1, also wanted Gen. David Petraeus dead and to crash a plane into a major sports event.

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A "treasure trove" of documents discovered in Bin Laden's hideout revealed the plans the Al Qaeda chief was crafting to assassinate Barack Obama.

To accomplish that horrific goal, Bin Laden discussed attacking the president's plane or helicopter with a missile or grenade, officials told ABC News.

These machinations were part of U.S. intelligence discoveries that included the murderer's huge porn stash at his Abbottabad, Pakistan, compound.

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Despite reports to the contrary, President Barack Obama emphatically said today that he will not release an Osama bin Laden death photo to the public.

Photos taken after U.S. forces shot him dead Sunday clearly show the Al Qaeda leader's bloody, bullet-ridden face, which plenty of people want to see.

It appeared that the administration was on the cusp of releasing the graphic images, but Obama now says it's not gonna happen for myriad reasons.

In particular, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton both advised Obama against inciting a backlash against the U.S.

Obama told 60 Minutes in an interview to air Sunday that "the risks outweigh the benefits" and that they wouldn't quash conspiracy theories anyway.

Some will "claim the photos are doctored anyway" and the risk is that the photos "will only serve to inflame public opinion in the Middle East."

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The President continued his defense of not releasing the pictures:

"Imagine how the American people would react if Al Qaeda killed one of our troops or military leaders, and put photos of the body on the internet."

"Osama bin Laden is not a trophy - he is dead and let's now focus on continuing the fight until Al Qaeda has been eliminated." He makes a point.

What do you think, though: Release the bin Laden pics?

 

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With conspiracy theories swirling, President Obama has decided to release at least one photo of a dead Osama bin Laden, according to The Drudge Report.

No word on when the White House plans to release the first image. However, a senior U.S. official tells CNN that there were three sets of pictures taken:

  • Photos of the raid where Osama bin Laden was killed.
  • Photos of bin Laden's body taken after the raid.
  • Photos of the late terrorist's burial at sea.
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Why not show proof you can that Osama bin Laden is really dead? Because the photo that most clearly shows his face is also the most graphic taken of him.

Due to the massive head wound across his face, officials do not believe it is suitable to run in the media, however it's the image that's undeniably bin Laden.

No word when and if that particular image will be released, but the "Osama bin Laden death photo" circulating online today is NOT real. It's a hoax, people.

One you can see after the jump if you really want. It's grotesque, probably NSFW and NER (not even real), so you honestly don't have to bother, but ...

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Fallout from the death of Osama bin Laden has dominated news today. Not surprising, as he was one of Earth's most famous people (for better or worse).

Despite hundreds of news reports and President Obama's address, some people have still expressed doubt that the Al Qaeda leader is actually deceased.

There are also many other questions and angles to this story.

Does this change your opinion of Obama? Is it okay to cheer a man dying, no matter how awful he was? Is everyone at Fox News and its affiliates a moron?

You know what that means, readers: It's poll time! Vote below:

Is Osama bin Laden really dead?

 

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Does bin Laden's demise improve your opinion of Obama?

 

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In case you haven't heard, Osama bin Laden is dead. This news came as a major shock Sunday, but few tears are being shed for the terrorist mastermind.

Around 10:50 p.m. EST last night (cutting off the end of shows such as Celebrity Apprentice, amusingly), the story broke that bin Laden had been killed.

At 11:30 p.m., President Obama spoke from the White House, confirming "the most significant achievement to date in our nation's effort to defeat Al-Qaeda."

Here's Obama's address to the American people:

Obama revealed that the intelligence gathering and planning for the operation had been underway since LAST AUGUST and that no Americans were lost.

He reiterated that American is not at war with Islam, saying "we must also reaffirm that the United States is not - and never will be - at war with Islam."

Bin Laden was not a Muslim leader, Obama said, but a mass murderer of Muslims, and a man whose demise was both necessary and very long overdue.

As Obama said, the intelligence and armed services personnel who planned and executed this operation deserve our commendation and gratitude.

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