Dueling political documentaries are in the news. Obama 2016, the film by Dinesh D'Souza based on his book, was released earlier this year and has become the second highest grossing political documentary of all time. Now it's out on DVD and is screening in churches. Meanwhile, Harvey Weinstein is releasing a pro-Obama documentary about the Seal Team Six raid on Osama Bin Laden's compound. The film will air on the National Geographic Channel ahead of the election on November 4. The New York Times had a story about how the movie may have been recut to up Obama's role in the movie and to remove any anti-Romney scenes.
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