Because they realized they have better things to do, like run a government, the Senate Intelligence Committee, which surely, must be a misnomer, announced they are dropping their investigation in the film Zero Dark Thirty. From the Hollywood Reporter:
Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., John McCain, R-Ariz., and Carl Levin, D-Mich., launched an investigation into Bigelow and Boal’s connection with the CIA, and whether the agency had told them that torture had led to useful terrorist-hunting leads. The film’s depiction of torture as part of the CIA’s approach to obtaining intelligence needed to catch the terrorist drew further scrutiny.
…Even before the film hit theatres, senators raised questions about whether director Kathryn Bigelowand screenwriter Mark Boal had obtained from the CIA information about the wild hunt across the Middle East. Now, Reuters reports that the committee has decided to close its investigation into the film, which lost in the best picture, best original screenplay and best actress categories Sunday night.
I don’t normally like to delve into politics mostly because everyone is old and unattractive and the chances of someone flashing their junk is slim to nil, but this shit is completely stupid. Do you really need inside CIA information to know that torturing a person might lead to useful information? I swear to God, if you put Whip My Hair Back and Forth on auto-repeat and forced me to listen I would rat out my own mother’s pot-growing operation (Hi Mom!) within the first 12 seconds.