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Fox News Will Air Interview With SEAL Who (Controversially) Claims to Have Killed Bin Laden

From Fox’s ad.

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Fox News says it will air an interview with the Navy SEAL who fatally shot Osama Bin Laden on November 11th and 12th. From the network’s site:

Revealing his identity and speaking out publicly for the first time, the Navy SEAL, also known as “The Shooter,” will share his story of training to be a member of America’s elite fighting force and explain his involvement in Operation Neptune Spear, the mission that killed Bin Laden…

Offering never before shared details, the presentation will include “The Shooter’s” experience in confronting Bin Laden, his description of the terrorist leader’s final moments as well as what happened when he took his last breath.

Ah, but there’s a catch. The SEAL known as “The Shooter” was profiled (without revealing his name) by Esquire last year—and after the Esquire piece came out, CNN and a military special forces blog both reported that at least one other member of SEAL Team Six disputed The Shooter’s account and said that another individual—referred to as “the point man”—had in fact fired the headshots that killed Bin Laden. Fox’s promo materials don’t say whether that dispute will be discussed in the interview.