Sometimes Oliver Stone is so leftist, even liberals have to admit he’s, well… liberal.
In whining about the challenges for getting his upcoming documentary, The Secret History of America, made, Stone hauled out the old, racist, anti-Semitic slur about “Jewish domination of the media.”
Stone cited this ghost-foe as the main reason it was such a struggle to get the documentary, in which he alleges secret US support of Adolph Hitler, made. Stone, who defended not only Hitler, but his modern protege, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinijad, as well in an interview with the Sunday Times.
Among his more outrageous comments?
“Hitler did far more damage to the Russians than the Jewish people, 25 or 30 [million killed],” Stone said. “The Jewish domination of the media [explains the focus on the Holocaust]. 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.”
The Anti-Defamation League’s Abe Foxman called Stone on the carpet in a press release, in which he said, “Oliver Stone has once again shown his conspiratorial colors with his comments about “Jewish domination of the media” and control over U.S. foreign policy. His words conjure up some of the most stereotypical and conspiratorial notions of undue Jewish power and influence.”
Of course, by Monday Stone had issued the typical, by-rote obligatory non-apology apology, but hopefully it’s too little, too late and Stone will soon be sharing a lake cabin and a Canon camera with folks like Mel Gibson.