Sunday, July 25, 2010

Oh. My. God.

I'll never understand anti-Semitism. I just won't.

Director Oliver Stone belittled the Holocaust during a shocking interview with the Sunday Times today, claiming that America's focus on the Jewish massacre was a product of the "Jewish domination of the media."

The director also defended Hitler and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and railed against the "powerful lobby" of Jews in America.

Stone said that his upcoming Showtime documentary series "Secret History of America," seeks to put Hitler and Communist dictator Joseph Stalin "in context."

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I don't need Oliver Stone to provide me with "context" regarding Hitler or Stalin. In fact, I don't need him for anything.

Update, 7/26/10: Why is it that Oliver Stone gets a pass (in the media and with lefties) on this sort of rant, but Mel Gibson gets dragged through the mud? When I read that question on another blog I was surprised--the bias is so clear.

Update #2, 7/27/10: He must have gotten burned a little, as Stone apologizes about his Holocaust statement. I'm still curious as to what "context" he will place Hitler and Stalin.

Update #3, 7/27/10: Then there's this observation:

What’s so funny, in a sick, sad way, is that, looking at the Journolist, it really does seem as if there is Jewish domination of the media — except that the Jews doing the so-called domination are completely in sync politically with Oliver Stone. They’re all left, left and more left. They’re just all too dumb to realize that, when you get as far Left as Stone, the antisemitism stops being coy little references to capitalism, Israeli imperialism and Palestinian victimhood. Instead, it becomes the active antisemitism that travels from Chavez’s attacks on Jewish businesses, to Stalin’s periodic kangaroo court purges and suppression of religion, to Hitler’s final solution. (And I mention those three Leftist antisemites here because Stone specifically speaks of them as either admirable or misunderstood, or both.)


maxutils said...

He has a point -- just look at how few of us believe that the Jews were responsible for 9/11 . . .

MikeAT said...

I’ve had a long term debate with a friend who is regressive, an Obama voter and a Jew. I’ve asked her many times why do Jews in the US support leftists/Democrats so much but they (Dems) are Israel’s biggest enemy. She has yet to give me an answer but her Rabbi is a proud conservative. There is hope.

Darren, don’t forget B Hussein Obama’s pastor, the Wrong Reverend Wright talking about “Them Jews ain't going to let him talk to me”

Or the fact BO treated the PM of Israel worse than he treated the Dalai Lama…although he didn’t have Netanyahu walk out by the trash.

Anna A said...

For an interesting view on this, may I suggest Mamet's book, "The Wicked Son"

Ellen K said...

Stone gets a free pass on his rampant anti-Jewish commentary because of his long time liberal street cred. Gibson, on the other hand, is a celebrity that has sometimes uttered conservative values or ideas. On a larger scale, many liberals in their rhetoric of hating Israel lapse into these sorts of rants as well.