Oliver Stone Shows His 'Conspiratorial Colors' With Comments About Jews
Update (7/28/10): ADL said Oliver Stone's apology for his remarks was "insufficent." More
New York, NY, July 26, 2010 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today said filmmaker Oliver Stone has "once again shown his conspiratorial colors" with his comments about Jewish domination of the media and undue influence in Washington.
Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued the following statement:
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.
The myth of Jewish control is an old stereotype that persists to this day. Stone uses it in a particularly egregious fashion by suggesting that Hitler has gotten an unfair shake because of Jewish influence.
This is the most absurd kind of analysis and shows the extent to which Oliver Stone is willing to propound his anti-Semitic and conspiratorial views.
When asked in an interview with the Sunday Times of London why he focused on the Holocaust in his latest filmmaking project, Stone referred to, "The Jewish domination of the media." He went on to say, "They stay on top of every comment, the most powerful lobby in Washington. Israel has f***** up United States foreign policy for years."
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