Apparently some people haven’t connected the dots about the movie “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.”
It opens Friday. On how many screens will tell a lot, because it’s the true story of how six CIA contractors tried to defend the U.S. diplomatic compound on Sept. 11, 2012. Islamic militants killed four that night, including Libyan ambassador Chris Stevens.
The Americans died begging for a military rescue. They were ignored, leading to finger-pointing and congressional hearings. The buck stopped at the desk of Hillary Clinton, secretary of state at the time.
My point: If this movie gets big attention, it could ding Hillary’s campaign by swaying a few voters who considered the hearings as “politics as usual.”
OMG, the mainstream media won’t have any of that.
John Krasinski, who played a former Navy SEAL, visited “Good Morning America” and had to deal with fretting from ABC’s Lara Spencer when it dawned on her halfway through the interview that Hillary might look bad.
Ms. Spencer: “Do you feel like this movie will reopen the wound, the debate of what happened in Benghazi?”
Mr. Kransinski: “I don’t know if there is a debate. … I think searching for the truth is always something that’s really important.”
Apparently he doesn’t realize the networks don’t consider the truth important.
“13 Hours” director Michael Bay is known for big-budget pictures in which things get blown up, including “Armageddon,” the Transformers series and “Pearl Harbor.”
In interviews, Mr. Bay comes off as a bit apolitical. If GOP presidential candidates and other Hillary haters create a buzz, he probably won’t understand the cold shoulder on the way from most of Hollywood. Not that it would matter much. He lives in Miami.