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I'm a huge fan of the TV comedy known as "The Office," and I am especially fond of the character Jim Halpert, played by actor John Krasinski as the love interest of receptionist Pam Beesley, the nemesis of beet farmer turned paper salesman Dwight Shrute, and the "best friend" of his boss, Michael Scott.
But sadly, Krasinski recently took a questionable role as a Libyan contractor caught up in the violence at Benghazi in the film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. The director, Michael Bay, is famous for movies full of explosions such as Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It almost sounds like a joke from The Office, a spin-off of Michael Scott's "Threat Level Midnight." But the folks who made this are serious, man!
Discover what heroes are made of. Get tickets for #13Hours now: https://t.co/bnzYNDMz1u https://t.co/IlcSfheROr— 13 Hours Movie (@13hours) January 17, 2016
Gripping. Pulse-Pounding. Inspiring. Witness the story of #13Hours in theaters TONIGHT: https://t.co/bnzYNDMz1u https://t.co/jJZchcyOpQ— 13 Hours Movie (@13hours) January 14, 2016
Just the title with the keyword "Benghazi" is enough to make true conservatives line up for tickets, right?It's like clickbait come to life for the far-right conspiracy crowd.
And indeed, many of these conservatives sat in dark theaters seething with anger towards their own Dwight Shrute - Hillary Clinton - then took out their phones and tweeted about it. Take that, Hillary!!! Only, you know, Ted Nugent also felt a need to threaten her life, and President Obama, also too.
Saw #13HoursMovie tonight. The audience was palpably angry. I was crying, shaking with anger. God bless you all. https://t.co/owELXvBM14— ⭐❤ Harriet Baldwin (@HarrietBaldwin) January 18, 2016
Just got back from seeing 13 Hours More convinced than ever that the Obama-Clinton team blew it big time A shameful page in American history— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) January 20, 2016
#SecretServiceVisitFor Ted Nugent so impressed by “13 Hours” he calls for the lynching of Barack and Hillary - https://t.co/1kMKawC3RF— Jeffree Lee Trouble (@LiberalLegion) January 20, 2016
Fox’s Andrea Tantaros: Anyone who sees 13 Hours and votes for Hillary is “a criminal” https://t.co/R3VqhwVy6I pic.twitter.com/NDo0qO5PJl— Media Matters (@mmfa) January 19, 2016
She did. Then she covered it up. If anyone sees @13hours & still votes for Hillary they're a criminal. https://t.co/KPTEB2UreH— Andrea Tantaros (@AndreaTantaros) January 18, 2016
House Republicans: Benghazi Movie ‘Really Makes You Angry’ https://t.co/v9g5Gym2Pk #Benghazi #13Hours pic.twitter.com/1QUz8YzLj7— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 18, 2016
Instead of watching the #DemDebate, everyone should go see #13Hours and then let us know what you think of Hillary as Pres.— Reince Priebus (@Reince) January 18, 2016
Sen. Cotton: Benghazi movie shows "grotesque" conduct by Clinton https://t.co/i5l1XnkPt4 pic.twitter.com/72OLB81Uib— The Hill (@thehill) January 19, 2016
But not so fast - one ex-CIA Director says the movie is made-up fiction:
A CIA spokesperson says #13Hours is a "distortion" of the Benghazi events depicted https://t.co/47TPDKXJVU pic.twitter.com/EAhvAuCkMo— Variety (@Variety) January 17, 2016
Fact is no stand down order was given https://t.co/e6QGq2OpiM Stop politicizing this tragedy #13Hours #Benghazi pic.twitter.com/LmEzzI5JSX— ♻️ Christopher Zullo (@ChrisJZullo) January 15, 2016
But whether the movie is true or not is irrelevant if it tanks at the box office. And by all accounts and measurements of cinematic achievement 13 Hours is a BOMB, in more than one way.
"13 Hours" has worst opening weekend in a decade for any Michael Bay film. https://t.co/G6NJ3rYSW0 #tcot #MolonLabe pic.twitter.com/Elzkf85Iqw— Steve M. (@nomoremister) January 17, 2016
LMAO >> ’13 Hours’ Opens Lower Than Expected; Being Politicized Didn’t Help https://t.co/oXdwZabsB2 via @deadline— BWD (@theonlyadult) January 18, 2016
The box office numbers for "13 Hours" do not bode well for the Republican Party in 2016 https://t.co/g0X1RYMcJF pic.twitter.com/znTcecx0xm— Salon.com (@Salon) January 19, 2016
in retrospect, sounds like Paramount wishes Fox News hadn't hijacked "13 Hours": tainted it as partisan gotcha film pic.twitter.com/cRIqSK1329— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) January 19, 2016
Michael Bay should have done a movie about the 11 hours Hillary Clinton made the entire BENGHAZI committee cry. #13HoursMovie— BWD (@theonlyadult) January 16, 2016
#13Hours is what happens when you give the story of Benghazi to the producer of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. https://t.co/NWoM62iYs2— The Intercept (@the_intercept) January 15, 2016
And of course this: The Trump
Trump rents out movie theater in Iowa to screen Benghazi movie #13Hours for free: https://t.co/A8Ri9x28Aa pic.twitter.com/kR1ZK7Oiry— The Hill (@thehill) January 15, 2016