The director of the 13 Hours: “We were just saying the facts.”

The director of the 13 Hours movie, director Michael Bay, was asked about alleged political connotations inserted into a film which tells the story of the 2012 Benghazi attacks. His stunning answer comes in just six words:

“We were just saying the facts.”

Michael Bay was hosted at the Fox News Channel on Tuesday night. After said that the movie had received praise from those on both sides of the political spectrum, his host Bill O’Reilly started questions session.

“You didn’t even mention Hillary Clinton in the movie, did you?” O’Reilly asked after contending criticism the film is political was “unfair.”

“No, we did not,” the director said. “We were just saying the facts.”

“Here’s the thing,” Bay added. “The politics got in the way of this great human story that happened. And this is really to honor these type of men who do this every day, who put themselves in harms way — that’s what this movie is about.”

His host O’Reilly pressed him further.

“OK, but it makes the Muslims fanatics look terrible, villainous, awful, savages. And a lot of people object to that, you know?” he said.

“Well, they attacked. They attacked,” Bay replied. “This is the way I was told. This was the way it was written by the five guys on the ground.”

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi recounts the true life events of six members of a security team who were sent to defend the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, after waves of terrorist attacks and siege which followed on September 11, 2012.

The overall story about Benghazi attacks was very painful for Americans and especially for the politicians, as the public opinion was that government reaction was awful. Some people going further, claiming that members of American diplomatic mission in Benghazi were literally betrayed, but still these are only speculations and rumors.

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