Five Oscar nominations and a #1 spot in the domestic box office later, people are still debating Zero Dark Thirty and its numerous scenes that suggest torture of detainees in the former detention and interrogation program resulted in information that led to the location of Osama Bin Laden. Former CIA agent Lindsay Moran is the latest to weigh in on the debate - in a new interview with CurrentTV's The Young Turks, Moran said it was "ironic" that the White House would withhold photos of Osama bin Laden's dead body citing reasons of national security while Zero Dark Thirty is a lot more revealing, and compared the film to an "infomercial for interrogation."
"What I find ironic is the government claiming that this is classified information and would put Americans at risk at the very same time that two Hollywood filmmakers were given unprecedented access to the CIA - basically made an infomercial about CIA interrogation," Moran said. "Zero Dark Thirty is an amazing movie, but very revealing about the entire hunt for Osama bin Laden...It contains a lot of disturbing scenes of detainees being tortured."
Moran later adds that, in her opinion, the film could do more to fuel potential terrorists on than real photos could.
Just recently, actor and Academy member David Clennon said at an anti-torture rally in LA that he believes the film "makes heroes of Americans who commit the crime of torture." Sony co-Chairman Amy Pascal fired back in an official statement, responding that his criticisms were "wrongful and misdirected rhetoric."
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[via The Hollywood Reporter]