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Oliver Stone: Jewish control of the media is preventing free Holocaust debate

Outspoken Hollywood director says new film aims to put Adolf Hitler, who he has called an 'easy scapegoat' in the past, in his due historical context.

Oliver Stone
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By Haaretz Service
Published 09:48 26.07.10

Jewish control of the media is preventing an open discussion of the Holocaust, prominent Hollywood director Oliver Stone told the Sunday Times, adding that the U.S. Jewish lobby was controlling Washington's foreign policy for years.

In the Sunday interview, Stone reportedly said U.S. public opinion was focused on the Holocaust as a result of the "Jewish domination of the media," adding that an upcoming film of him aims to put Adolf Hitler and Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin "in context."

"There's a major lobby in the United States," Stone said, adding that "they are hard workers. They stay on top of every comment, the most powerful lobby in Washington."

The famed Hollywood director of such films as "Platoon" and "JFK," also said that while "Hitler was a Frankenstein," there was also a "Dr Frankenstein."

"German industrialists, the Americans and the British. He had a lot of support," Stone told the Sunday Times, adding that "Hitler did far more damage to the Russians than the Jewish people, 25 or 30 [million killed]."

Referring to the alleged influence of the powerful Jewish lobby on U.S. foreign policy, Stone said that Israel had distorted "United States foreign policy for years," adding he felt U.S. policy toward Iran was "horrible."

"Iran isn't necessarily the good guy," Stone said, insisting that Americans did not "know the full story."

Stone's comments to the Sunday times echo previous remarks by the Hollywood director, regarding what he perceives as the distorted view of figures such as Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin in U.S. media.

Earlier this year, Stone, speaking at the at the Television Critics Association's semi-annual press tour in Pasadena said that "Hitler is an easy scapegoat throughout history and it's been used cheaply."

"He's the product of a series of actions. It's cause and effect ... People in America don't know the connection between World War I and World War II," Stone said, adding that through his documentary work he has been able to "walk in Stalin's shoes and Hitler's shoes to understand their point of view."

"We're going to educate our minds and liberalize them and broaden them. We want to move beyond opinions ... Go into the funding of the Nazi party. How many American corporations were involved, from GM through IBM. Hitler is just a man who could have easily been assassinated," Stone said.


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  • 16.
    Holocaust Deprogramming Course
    Holocaust Deprogramming Course
  • 15.
    "Art must serve Truth and God." - Stella Adler
  • 14.
    Jews declare war on Germany
    "Judea Declares War on Germany! Jews of all the World Unite! Boycott of German Goods! Mass Demonstrations!" - These were all headlines in the Daily Express on March 24, 193
  • 13.
    Stone must have gotten stoned again. Anybody who has millions of people murdered is deserving of being identified as a monster. sorry, ollie the commie.
  • 12.
    The truth, the rest of it, is not negative, unless Oliver Stone is correct. Concealing the truth and perception of control of certain sectors of society is what allowed Hitler impetus against the Jews.
  • 11.
    Jesus Christ was born and died a Jew ...
    Whatever causes anti-Semitism - antagonistic behaviour of Jews, Gentile envy of Jewish accomplishment, resentment at Jewish refusal to recognize Christ, or simple mad Aryan fantasies ... or a combination of the above, please remember, if you are a Christian, that Jesus Christ was born, lived and died a Jew.
  • Jesus
    Yes, Jesus was a Palestinian Jew !
  • 10.
    Hitler did kill more Russians than Jews. But he shot them on the battlefield. For Jews, he shovelled defenceless men, woman and children into gas chambers and then incinerated the bodies. If he'd killed 7 million Jews in some titanic battle. . . well, it would be a nasty war between two armies with horrific casualties. Also the allies beat the CR@P out of the Germans. Pulverized them. They should be thankful that there are ANY Germans alive. Remember this was the second time in 20 years that they had plunged Europe into war. It's the horrible wickedness of the act that chills us to this day.
  • 9.
    preventing debate on the Holocaust
    Sounds like he just wants to make the news with this comment. It's not the Holocaust he wants to debate, it's the background to the Holocaust, but that won't get as much publicity as claiming the Holocaust is open to debate. He's right about the support Hitler had from rightwingers here and in Europe, in the 30's many of them saw him as a way to block the enemy, which was communism.
  • 8.
    Oliver Stone is worse
    Mel Gibson must remain in the wilderness while this crackpot is considered a genius? Hollywood, what a country.
  • 7.
    Once again...
    This is actually funny...well, I've been researching and developing a documentary on has-been hollywood producers who moved to either Washington or Colorado to enjoy those state's lackluster laws on marijuana use and who think they know more than anyone else (oh by the way, how's that JFK theory going...you know, the one that's been disproved since the '70s....), anyway, it's more of a comedy and it will soon be released...here's a quote from one of my directors: "well you know Oliver Stone was a frankenstien, but there's also a Dr. Frankenstien." You should see it...it distorts history...
  • 6.
    Who knew?
  • 5.
    Oh my God seriously?? Really? Are you freaking kidding me?? Jews also control Hollywood, not just the media.
  • 4.
    And what the heck is a "free Holocaust debate"? What's there to debate? Is Mr Stone suggesting there may not have been a holocaust? Perhaps we should forget the millions of Jews who were exterminated? Or maybe Mr Stone is simply an antisemite? Well, he will most certainly be welcome in Sweden, a country where Jews actually feel so unsafe today that they move away. Perhaps he can join the Social Democrats in Malmö, and then they can all discuss just how horrible it is that people still acknowledge the Holocaust although the Jews are to blame for absolutely everything bad that happens in the whole wide world. Or perhaps it's all just a serious case of Alzheimer? Whatever reason I do need some space in my movie shelves, so bye bye Platoon and the rest of the Oliver Stone crap.
  • 3.
    Oliver Stone
    Stop going to his movies and he will be gone.
  • 2.
    The cat is getting out of the bag
    Once it's out, there's no putting it back in.
  • 1.
    Oliver Stone speaks the truth. He misses some things out but they aren't important in this context.