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And Here I Am, Writing About Oliver Stone Again

Posted on July 27 2010 10:00 am
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I chose this photo because I admire Oliver Stone’s golden teeth.

You’d think that after criticizing Oliver Stone on July 20 and July 2 and June 24, I’d run out of things to say about him (or rather, he’d run out of things to embarrass himself with). But alas, here I am writing my fourth blog covering something insane he has said.

This time he’s attributing the fact that the Holocaust still is a major focus in education, media and politics to the all-powerful Jewish lobby. Basically, Stone can’t understand why we’d focus on the greatest genocide of an ethnic group in history 65 years after it ended. The only explanation is that the Jews must be behind it. Shame on them for still being a little emotional about what happened so long ago (and by so long ago, I mean their parents and grandparents lived through it).

Here’s what Oliver Stone said when asked why the Holocaust is still kind of considered a big deal in America:

“The Jewish domination of the media,” responded Stone. “There’s a major lobby in the United States. They are hard workers. They stay on top of every comment, the most powerful lobby in Washington. Israel has f***** up United States foreign policy for years.

He also praised Chavez, which he does every day the sun comes up (it’s a little ritual he likes to do), and described U.S. policy towards Iran as “horrible.” U.S. industrialists were behind Hitler, so expect his upcoming Showtime series will blame Nazism on capitalism). Oh yeah, and the Jews need to stop exploiting the Holocaust because the Russians had it worse. It isn’t all about you, y’know!

Now, Stone has issued an apology:

… I made a clumsy association about the Holocaust, for which I am sorry and I regret… Jews obviously do not control media or any other industry.”

OK, Mr. Stone, one question then: If you don’t believe the Jews control the media, why’d you say it in the first place and articulate an entire political position based on it?

On another note, I’m going to Israel next week because I won the Once in a Lifetime Contest by Stand With Us – you, Oliver Stone, can consider this an open invitation to join me.

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