martin the anti American pos commie producer
I have never heard anyone say that. Did you see The Departed? I think you must be thinking of some other director.
“The director has given a total of $28,000 to Obama, the DNC and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Martin Scorsese”
“The list of actors, directors and producers that donated least $5,000 include: Cameron Crowe, Will Ferrell, Ron Howard, Scarlett Johansson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Eddie Murphy, George Clooney, J.J. Abrams, Ellen DeGeneres, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Foxx, Brian Grazer, Adrian Grenier, Tom Hanks, Mariska Hargitay, Will Smith, Aaron Sorkin, Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, Quentin Tarantino, Marlo Thomas, Sam Waterston, Ben Stiller, Oprah Winfrey, Kirk Douglas, Hilary Duff, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Jack Black, Anne Hathaway, Bette Midler, Tobey Maguire and Rita Wilson.
Other celebrities who donated less than $5,000 include Susan Sarandon, Zach Braff, David Arquette, Martin Scorsese, Don Cheadle and Chevy Chase.”
“A brief example of Martin Scorsese’s politics can be found in this Reuters story from January 2003, quoting him on the Iraq war:
“One hopes that this kind of war can be done diplomatically, with intelligence rather than wiping out a lot of innocent civilians,” Scorsese told BBC radio. ...
“There are a lot of Americans who also feel that a lot of this (war talk) is economic,” he said in London where he attended the premier of “Gangs.” “Part of this has to do with the oil.”
Scorsese also appeared to suggest that the U.S. was heavy-handed in the way it approached other cultures.
“I think it really has to come down to respecting how other people live,” he said. “There’s got to be ways this can be worked out diplomatically, there simply has to be.”
(I would allow that we fell a little short in terms of respecting how Uday, Qusay and Saddam lived, and might have been a bit heavy handed with regard to their culture of mass rape, torture and murder.)