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  • Naomi Wolf Compares 'Zero Dark Thirty' Filmmaker to Nazi Propagandist Leni Riefenstahl

    01/06/2013 3:51:23 PM PST · by drewh · 24 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 6 Jan 2013, 7:35
    The Left's battle against "Zero Dark Thirty" continues, but this time the Oscar-winning director of the film is being called far worse than an apologist for "torture." A trio of senators previously critiqued the minds behind the movie, detailing the hunt for Osama bin Laden, for daring to suggested enhanced interrogation tactics helped nab the terrorist leader. Now, progressive critic Naomi Wolf is comparing Bigelow to the Nazis' premier propagandist. In a time of darkness in America, you are being feted by Hollywood, and hailed by major media. But to me, the path your career has now taken reminds of...
  • And the Leni Riefenstahl award goes to….

    08/18/2012 4:19:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Hot Air Greenberg ^ | August 17, 2012 | LIBBY STERNBERG
    MoveOn.org is out with a four-minute video that’s been showing up on the interwebz, most notably Facebook, with this enticing title: “This video MIGHT stop Romney from becoming president.” In the video, two GenXers reveal to you with cheerful sincerity the GOP’s three-pronged strategy to get Mitt Romney elected president, and, as you can well imagine, it’s all part of a dire “racist” plot funded by the Koch Brothers. I exaggerate….but nowhere near as much as the video does.If you can stand to watch it, it’s below, but here’s a summary of their major “prongs:”Prong 1:The GOP has been sabotaging...
  • Leni Riefenstahl: Congratulations on the HHS Regulations

    02/20/2012 11:00:19 AM PST · by Aria · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/19/2012 | Clarice Feldman
    Memo: From Leni Riefenstahl To: President Barack Obama Schatzi, it's been over a year since I last wrote you. Please forgive me. It's been so hot here I can barely stand to touch the keyboard. Not that I don't appreciate the green energy projects you funded to cool off this place, but dear, you know even with the trillions you spent, those projects just keep going under. Yes, I know it helped put billions in the pockets of your donors, but hell is not freezing over you know and we could use energy for the air conditioners. Anyway, I forced...
  • The 'Titanic' and 'Avatar': A Curious Obsession with Nazi Sympathizer Leni Riefenstahl

    04/22/2011 8:03:14 AM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 90 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 4/22/2011 | Mark Musser
    Robert von Dassanowsky, the director of Film Studies at the University of Colorado, acutely noticed back in 2001 that James Cameron's epic movie Titanic is based on the German mountain films that Riefenstahl starred in. Although largely ignoring Riefenstahl's compromised relationship with the Nazis, von Dassanowsky makes a compelling case that Cameron's Titanic is a German mountain film set upon the sea ice of the North Atlantic. Von Dassanowsky even went so far to strongly suggest that the heroine in the Titanic, Rose, is actually based on Riefenstahl's personal character. He then intimates that Cameron may have indeed directed the...
  • The Original Enviro-Nazis

    10/12/2010 2:33:17 AM PDT · by Rashputin · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 12, 2010 | Mark Musser
    One of the most embarrassing environmental facts of the 1930s was that between 60-70% of the German greens were Nazi Party members, compared to only 10% of the population at large. In fact, German greens even outperformed medical doctors and teachers, with Nazi foresters and veterinarians leading the charge. Somehow, the so-called independent German wandervogels (German word for ‘wandering free spirits') found themselves at the footstool of Der Fuhrer. Their wandervogel attitudes about civilization and the wild forestlands found a political niche in the isolationist biology of the Nazi Party. Furthermore, their strong beliefs in holism found a political voice...
  • Iowahawk: The Golden Girls From Brazil

    06/08/2010 11:24:58 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies · 68+ views
    Iowahawk | June 7, 2010 | David Burge
    The Golden Girls From Brazil opening montage / themeDanke for being a freundIn all those press pools that you once joinedYou aren't a Jew, you're almost an Aryan. And if you threw a Nazi PartyJust like we had in '42You would see a big old can of Zyklon-BAnd the card attached would say danke for being a freund. Interior shot: a condo at Del Speer's Boca Vista Nazi retirement village, Rio de Janiero. Workmen, supervised by condo board president Rudy Hess, are moving furniture and boxes out.Continued
  • Leni Riefenstahl Sails(11/3/38)

    11/03/2008 5:22:39 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 14 replies · 436+ views
    Microfiche-New York Times archives | 11/3/38 | No byline
  • Memo from Leni Riefenstahl

    07/09/2008 5:00:52 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 26 replies · 212+ views
    american thinker ^ | 7/9/08 | clarice feldman
    Rally Memo From: Leni Riefenstahl To: Barack Hussein (dare I say it?) Obama Subject: Ideas for the rally Dear Mr. Obama: I've been reading of your plans for the Invesco Field mass rally in Denver. I've had some experience documenting such things and am delighted to offer my suggestions. You are the one I've been waiting for.
  • Axelrod's Fall Riefenstahl Strategy

    07/10/2008 12:32:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 52 replies · 167+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 09, 2008 | Lee Cary
    This fall, watch for David Axelrod, Obama's campaign manager, to choreograph at least two post-convention mass events at least slightly reminiscent of the stagecraft of Leni Riefenstahl in 1934 Germany. Ms. Riefenstahl first heard her idol at a 1932 rally. She was enthralled by his public speaking ability and became a devotee, dedicating her genius to making films that deified The Leader. Her 1934 work entitled "Triumph of the Will," documenting a mass rally in Nuremberg, remains a movie classic with its pioneering dramatic camera work and superbly suggestive imagery. Riefenstahl, a former dancer, put a camera on a semi-circular...
  • Farenheit 911˝ (Man-Pig Michael Moore Preparing New Defense of Hussein, Slam vs. United States)

    05/30/2006 1:52:50 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 38 replies · 1,277+ views
    imdb.com ^ | 05/30/2006 | Staff
    Plot Summary for Fahrenheit 9/11˝ (2007):"In the wake of the 2004 United States Presidential election, Michael Moore continues to examine what happened to the United States after September 11, and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq." Directed by: Michael Moore Writing credits (in alphabetical order): Michael Moore Cast (in alphabetical order): George W. Bush .... HimselfMichael Moore .... Himself Produced by: Jim Czarnecki .... producerKathleen Glynn .... producerMichael Moore .... producerHarvey Weinstein .... executive producer Other crew: Chad Ball .... production assistant
  • The Last Temptation of Hollywood: Homos on the Range

    12/20/2005 10:22:54 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 108 replies · 3,108+ views
    The Post Chronicle ^ | 12/19/05 | Doug Patton
    Many thanks to film critic Michael Medved for his review of Hollywood's latest piece of social propaganda, "Brokeback Mountain." Medved has spared 98 percent of American males what he calls "the eww! factor" by warning us of its graphic scenes of homosexuality. This "love story" is set in 1963 between two young, married sheepherders who seek regular fulfillment of their lust for each other by engaging in homosexual adultery while their unsuspecting wives sit home believing they are off together on "hunting trips." Medved compares the film, which is skillfully directed by Ang Lee ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon") to "Triumph...
  • HILLARY CLINTONSTAHL: clinton agitprop machine censors truth about hillary

    06/27/2005 1:11:21 PM PDT · by Mia T · 34 replies · 3,133+ views
    6.27.05 | Mia T
    HILLARY CLINTONSTAHLclinton agitprop machine censors truth about hillary   by Mia T, 6.27.05     All propaganda has to be popular and has to adapt its spiritual level to the perception of the least intelligent of those towards whom it intends to direct itself. Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampfjackboot thugs     Biography lends to death a new terror.................................................................... Oscar Wilde.................................................................................Upstaged, clinton Recycles Tired Canard, Tries New Revisionist Tack.....................     Hypocrisy abounds in this Age of Clinton, a Postmodern Oz rife with constitutional deconstruction and semantic subversion, a virtual surreality polymarked by presidential alleles peccantly misplaced or, in the...
  • CBS Fires Mapes

    01/10/2005 7:02:45 AM PST · by 1Old Pro · 405 replies · 12,240+ views
    cbs radio news
    Report just issues, mapes finally fired
  • Full CBS Report on "RatherGate" (Long)

    01/10/2005 7:32:00 AM PST · by Thanatos · 81 replies · 14,742+ views
    CBS News ^ | 1-10-2005 | CBS
    REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT REVIEW PANEL DICK THORNBURGH AND LOUIS D. BOCCARDI ON THE SEPTEMBER 8, 2004 60 MINUTES WEDNESDAY SEGMENT “FOR THE RECORD” CONCERNING PRESIDENT BUSH’S TEXAS AIR NATIONAL GUARD SERVICE JANUARY 5, 2005 KIRKPATRICK & LOCKHART NICHOLSON GRAHAM LLP Michael J. Missal, Esq. Lawrence Coe Lanpher, Esq. 1800 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 778-9000 Counsel to the Independent Review Panel i TABLE OF CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION..............................................................................................................1 II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ...............................................................................................4 A. 60 Minutes Wednesday Background..............................................................................6 B. The Pursuit of a Story on President Bush’s TexANG Service ......................................7 C. Obtaining Documents ....................................................................................................8 D. The Production of...
  • Jim Emerson: On celebrities, Politics, and movie critics (shilling for Roger Ebert)

    11/06/2004 3:59:04 PM PST · by weegee · 30 replies · 7,026+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | October 14, 2004 | Jim Emerson, Editor of RogerEbert.com
    By Jim Emerson Editor, RogerEbert.com October 14, 2004Who's the, uh, biggest villain in "Team America"? Kim Jong Il or Hollywood celebrities?"You should learn to keep your opinions OUT of your reviews!" Every critic I know has received at least one letter like that from an indignant reader. Of course, it's an absurd proposition; critics are paid to express their opinions, and the good ones (who exercise what is known across all disciplines as "critical thinking") are also able to cite examples and employ sound reasoning to build an argument, showing you how and why they reached their verdict. Well, since...
  • Michael Moore finally issues comments on Bush victory!

    11/05/2004 12:08:20 AM PST · by NY Patriot · 18 replies · 1,333+ views
    Well the fat SOB has finally come out from under his pile of candy bar & cheese burger wrappers to comment on GWB's victory...
  • A letter from Michael Moore...

    11/05/2004 11:25:23 AM PST · by kiki04 · 79 replies · 3,666+ views
    Michael Moore ^ | 11/5/04 | Michael Moore
    11/5/04 Dear Friends, Ok, it sucks. Really sucks. But before you go and cash it all in, let's, in the words of Monty Python, 'always look on the bright side of life!' There IS some good news from Tuesday's election. Here are 17 reasons not to slit your wrists: 1. It is against the law for George W. Bush to run for president again. 2. Bush's victory was the NARROWEST win for a sitting president since Woodrow Wilson in 1916. 3. The only age group in which the majority voted for Kerry was young adults (Kerry: 54%, Bush: 44%), proving...
  • Email Mikey Moore!

    11/05/2004 5:57:20 AM PST · by republicanbob1 · 18 replies · 1,245+ views
    Im sure many have already done this but everyone should email Mikey moore and let him know that his movie did no good in taking down bush! Sorry but it was kind of a release just to tell him how I felt. HA EMAIL MIKEY MOORE!
  • 17 Reasons Not to Slit Your Wrists...by Michael Moore

    11/05/2004 4:22:50 AM PST · by KidGlock · 41 replies · 9,660+ views
    Friday, November 5th, 2004 17 Reasons Not to Slit Your Wrists...by Michael Moore Dear Friends, Ok, it sucks. Really sucks. But before you go and cash it all in, let's, in the words of Monty Python, “always look on the bright side of life!” There IS some good news from Tuesday's election. Here are 17 reasons not to slit your wrists: 1. It is against the law for George W. Bush to run for president again. 2. Bush's victory was the NARROWEST win for a sitting president since Woodrow Wilson in 1916. 3. The only age group in which the...
  • Reply to Mikey More

    11/05/2004 1:43:55 PM PST · by dubie · 24 replies · 2,105+ views
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  • The latest Michael Moore E-mail ( Barf Alert)

    11/05/2004 4:05:32 AM PST · by Renegade · 79 replies · 4,474+ views
    Email | 11/4/04 | Michael Moore
    11/5/04 Dear Friends, Ok, it sucks. Really sucks. But before you go and cash it all in, let's, in the words of Monty Python, 'always look on the bright side of life!' There IS some good news from Tuesday's election. Here are 17 reasons not to slit your wrists: 1. It is against the law for George W. Bush to run for president again. 2. Bush's victory was the NARROWEST win for a sitting president since Woodrow Wilson in 1916. 3. The only age group in which the majority voted for Kerry was young adults (Kerry: 54%, Bush: 44%), proving...
  • 17 reasons not to slit your wrists- Micheal Moore

    11/04/2004 11:14:37 PM PST · by politicalmerc · 41 replies · 2,153+ views
    Email | 11/05/04 | Micheal Moore
    I received this email because I am subscribed to the moveon.org email blast. It's always good to keep an eye on the enemy. Read and enjoy him trying to put a good spin on the drubbing they received.
  • Poles call 9/11 film 'propaganda'

    07/26/2004 2:25:45 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 4 replies · 315+ views
    BBC ^ | Saturday, 24 July, 2004 | N/A
    Gazeta Wyborcza reviewer Jacek Szczerba called the film a "foul pamphlet". He said it was too biased to be called a documentary and was similar to work by Nazi propaganda director Leni Riefenstahl. But politicians opposed to Poland's involvement in the US-led occupation of Iraq have urged people to see the film. "In criticising Moore, I have to admit that he has certain abilities - Leni Riefenstahl had them too," Mr Szczerba said in his review. "Michael Moore will not convince Poles with his film," the Rzeczpospolita newspaper said in its review. 'A lot of truth' "People are very sensitive...
  • Feeling oh-pressed?

    03/19/2004 1:15:59 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 164+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, March 19, 2004 | Craige McMillan
    Feeling oh-pressed? Posted: March 18, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com Isn't it odd how often it's the little things that offer the greatest insights? On March 8, Joseph Farah's column "Hollywood honors a Nazi," lamented that the Academy Awards had honored Leni Riefenstahl, who died last year at the age of 101. Academy officials did so without fanfare and without apology. Ms. Riefenstahl was an immensely talented woman. She was also Hitler's filmmaker. Her greatest film was "Triumph des Willens" (Triumph of the Will), which showcased the sixth Reich Party Congress in Nuremberg in 1934. Using the backdrop of Albert Speer's...
  • Oscar Honors A Nazi (Debbie Schlussel Introduces New Website)

    03/15/2004 1:49:26 AM PST · by goldstategop · 23 replies · 1,042+ views
    Debbie Schussel.com ^ | 3/01/04 | Debbie Schlussel
    Oscar Honors a Nazi March 1, 2004 Hitler’s favorite propagandist has finally been rehabilitated. At Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony, Hollywood gave Leni Riefenstahl its kosher seal of approval. As it does every year, the Oscars ceremony paid homage and tribute to all of the great actors, directors, composers, and other showbiz types who passed on in the previous year. But along with recently deceased legends like Bob Hope, Gregory Peck, Donald O’Connor, Robert Stack, Buddy Hackett -- and even John Ritter, Ms. Riefenstahl was so honored. Incredibly, the Hollywood audience in attendance gave loud applause in response to the televised...
  • Hollywood honors a Nazi

    03/08/2004 6:37:58 PM PST · by Fun Bob · 13 replies · 262+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Joseph Farah
    Hollywood honors a Nazi Posted: March 8, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com I waited a week to write this. I waited intentionally to see if there would be any apology, any second-guessing, any mea culpa from Hollywood. Nope. A full week after the Academy Awards show that honored entertainment industry figures who died in 2003, including Adolf Hitler's filmmaker-propagandist Leni Riefenstahl, no one has expressed regrets or remorse to the American people or to the world's Jews. Incredible. Especially so since so many in Hollywood have spent the last eight months obsessing over non-existent anti-Semitism in this year's...
  • Oscar Tribute to Nazi Filmmaker Draws Ire

    03/02/2004 10:50:19 AM PST · by Pikamax · 13 replies · 361+ views
    AP ^ | 03/02/04 | AP
    Oscar Tribute to Nazi Filmmaker Draws Ire 13 minutes ago NEW YORK - A tribute to Nazi-era filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl (news) during the 76th annual Academy Awards (news - web sites) rankled a few Oscar-watchers, who argued the propagandist shouldn't have been included. AFP Slideshow: Academy Awards "Are we now giving equal time to Hitler?," Anti-Defamation League National Director Abraham Foxman told the New York Post. "I don't know what could have been in the mind of the Academy to include her as one of our greatest filmmakers. There are a lot of other dead bigots who don't get honored...
  • Holocaust Institute Criticizes Academy Awards for Tribute to Nazi Propagandist

    03/01/2004 8:00:13 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 38 replies · 274+ views
    Holocaust Institute Criticizes Academy Awards for Tribute to Nazi Propagandist 3/1/04 10:32:00 AM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk Contact: Rafael Medoff of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, 215-635-5622 or rafaelmedoff@aol.com PHILADELPHIA, March 1 /U.S. Newswire/ -- A leading Holocaust research institute is criticizing the Academy Awards for including Nazi propaganda filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl in the memorial tribute to recently-deceased movie industry figures during last night's awards ceremony. Dr. Rafael Medoff, director of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, wrote in a letter to Frank R. Pierson, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and...
  • Nazi Propagandist and Hitler Sympathizer Leni Riefenstahl honored at the Oscars

    02/29/2004 7:59:10 PM PST · by Thane_Banquo · 178 replies · 495+ views
    76th Annual Academy Awards | 2/29/2004
    During a segment honoring those stars who died this past year, Nazi Propagandist and Hitler Sympathizer Leni Riefenstahl was mentioned. And some people actually clapped! Hollywood slams Bush but honors dead Nazis! And they claim Mel Gibson is an anti-Semite.
  • The Devil's Director: Why Art Cannot Be above Morality

    02/23/2004 1:02:02 PM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 13 replies · 194+ views
    BreakPoint with Charles Colson | 23 Feb 04 | Charles Colson
    Last fall, one of the world's most talented movie directors died at the age of 101. According to obituaries, she was "daringly innovative" and a "genius." Not only that, but she was one of the first women to become famous as a director. But there were no misty-eyed television tributes to this director and no posthumous film festivals organized to celebrate her career. And it's a safe guess that no one at this year's Academy Awards will share fond memories of the woman whom some have called "the devil's director." In her long life, Leni Riefenstahl never lived down her...
  • Leni Riefenstahl, Filmmaker and Nazi Propagandist, Dies at 101

    09/09/2003 11:03:37 AM PDT · by The Electrician · 34 replies · 633+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 9, 2003 | Alan Riding
    Leni Riefenstahl, the German filmmaker whose daringly innovative documentaries about a Nazi rally in Nuremberg in 1934 and the Berlin Olympics of 1936 earned her both acclaim as a cinematic genius and contempt as a propagandist for Hitler, died Monday night at her home in Pöcking, south of Munich. She was 101. After the defeat of Germany in 1945, she was pronounced a Nazi sympathizer by the Allies and never again found work as a movie director. But her revolutionary film techniques deeply influenced later generations of documentary makers and television commercial makers, keeping alive the debate over whether her...
  • Leni Riefenstahl dies at 101; Known for Nazi Era Propoganda Films

    09/09/2003 4:06:46 AM PDT · by sonsofliberty2000 · 110 replies · 2,139+ views
    AP
    BERLIN (AP) Leni Riefenstahl, best known for her Nazi-era propaganda films, has died at age 101, a German magazine reports, quoting a long-time friend.