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  • Oliver Stone on the US: 'We’re not under threat. We are the threat'

    09/17/2015 9:35:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | September 17, 2015 | James Reinl
    As he launches his new TV series offering a critical view of US overseas exploits, the film director tells MEE he didn’t always see it that way.UNITED NATIONS – American controversies are Oliver Stone’s forte. The Hollywood movie director has turned his cameras on the assassination of John F Kennedy, the Vietnam War and the 9/11 attacks. But, when researching his television series, The Untold History of the United States, it was American exploits in the Middle East that left him with the most lasting impression, he told Middle East Eye on Wednesday.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) “When I studied the untold history, one...
  • Communists Thank SEIU for Help in Releasing Cuban Mass Murderer

    02/19/2015 1:52:11 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 19 Feb 2015 | Spyridon Mitsotakis
    Gerardo Hernandez, a spy for Communist Cuba and the man responsible for the murder of four humanitarian workers (three of whom were American citizens) over international waters, was freed from prison last year by the Obama administration, due in part to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). This was revealed at a February 6, 2015, celebration of Hernandez’s release, along with two of his fellow Cuban agents (collectively known as the “Cuban 5.. At the beginning of the event, an IPS official thanked all who who took part in the 17-year campaign and singled out a number of organizations that...
  • America: From Freedom to Fascism (The right finds its Michael Moore and Oliver Stone)

    08/02/2006 5:26:21 AM PDT · by PDR · 16 replies · 918+ views
    The American Spectator Web Site ^ | August 2, 2006 | James Bowman
    As I may have had occasion to mention before, movies go as naturally together with paranoia as they do with voyeurism. Possibly with other mental disorders as well, but we can confine ourselves to these two for the moment. Sufferers from both imagine that they see things most people do not see, and the thrill of that exclusive view is what makes it so compelling. The moving picture camera flatters that sense of exclusivity. Everything that it shows us, it has sought out and separated from the torrent of visual experience available to it, a tiny nugget of presumed significance...
  • Can You Spot The Racist, Homophobic Anti-Semites In This Special 10 Item Quiz?

    04/19/2014 3:15:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2014 | John Hawkins
    As we all know, racism, homophobia and anti-Semitism are very bad and should be condemned. Not only do I condemn all of those things, I'd encourage you to share this quiz to all of your liberal friends so they can wag their fingers right in the faces of the awful people who said all of these terrible things. 1) Who said, "We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it." A) Rush Limbaugh B) Mark Levin C) Laura Ingraham D) Al Sharpton 2) Who said, "That’s just how white folks will...
  • Greenfield: Twilight of the Red and Green

    04/02/2014 12:04:46 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 19 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, April 02, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Twilight of the Red and Green Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog The left has never adapted to the transition from nationalistic wars to ideological wars. It took the left a while to grasp that the Nazis were a fundamentally different foe than the Kaiser and that pretending that World War 2 was another war for the benefit of colonialists and arms dealers was the behavior of deluded lunatics. And yet much of the left insisted on approaching the war in just that fashion, and had Hitler not attacked Stalin, it might have...
  • Oliver Stone and 'Jewish Domination'

    04/01/2014 5:29:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3-31-14 | Bruce Walker
    In a recent interview, Oliver Stone, defender of Marxist thugs, complained that “Jewish domination of the media” prevents Americans from putting the Holocaust in context. Stone also opined that Hitler was the product of industrialists and that the Nazi invasion of Russia caused more deaths than the Holocaust. In one fell swoop, Stone revealed the Orwellian thought control that is the black heart of leftism. The Holocaust was a crime of almost unimaginable human suffering, and if Stone’s remarks were intended to remind us that Polish Catholics and Gypsies, particularly, suffered genocide at Nazi hands as well, then perhaps Stone...
  • Oliver Stone Does Venezuela

    03/08/2014 6:46:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Famous foe of imperialism Oliver Stone just premiered his documentary “Mi Amigo Hugo” (“My Friend Hugo”) in the Cuban colony of Venezuela. As the title suggests, the film honors Hugo Chavez, Cuba’s late Venezuelan viceroy. The film was released amidst lavish celebrations on the first anniversary of Chavez’ death and broadcast on the Cuba-run TV channel of the Cuban viceroyalty of Venezuela. For the occasion, Raul Castro himself graced his South American dominion with a visit. “Venezuela today is a country that is practically occupied by the henchmen of two international criminals, Cuba's Castro brothers,” recently declared Luis Miquilena who...
  • Venezuela and Hollywood; Axis of Stupidity

    02/19/2014 10:43:48 AM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-18-14 | DrJohn
    Sean Penn is an idiot. But you knew that. There are more idiots in Hollywood. But you knew that too. Here is a who's who of Hollywood idiots who were supporters of Hugo Chavez. Oliver Stone, Danny Glover, Kevin Spacey, Harry Belafonte and Don King. Belafonte has claimed that millions of Americans support Chavez. Of Chavez government King once said "To see what is happening here makes me feel good all over." If only someone would shove a microphone up his in his face and in the faces of all these idiots and see what they have to say about...
  • Oliver Stone and Jeremy Scahill Rail Against Obama and His MSNBC Defenders

    02/17/2014 1:07:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 15, 2014 | Andrew Kirell
    Journalist Jeremy Scahill and filmmaker Oliver Stone believe that, on issues of civil liberties and warfare, President Obama has entirely abandoned his 2008 rhetoric. And they see MSNBC and stars like Bill Maher as the biggest cheerleaders for such abrogations. The two well-known men of the left appeared Saturday at the 2014 Students For Liberty Conference (ISFLC), on a panel entitled “Imperial Overreach and the National Security State,” sponsored by the libertarian Future of Freedom Foundation. They were joined by Stone’s co-author Peter Kuznick, with Newseum vice chairman Shelby Coffey moderating. While lamenting the “expanding warfare state” in America, both...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. biopic dropped by Oliver Stone after script with adultery rejected

    01/20/2014 8:01:16 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 105 replies
    Post-Standard, Syracuse, NY ^ | January 20, 2014 at 7:14 AM | By Geoff Herbert
    Oliver Stone announced on Friday he is no longer involved with an upcoming movie about the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. after the studio rejected his script. "Sad news. My MLK project involvement has ended. I did an extensive rewrite of the script, but the producers won't go with it," the director wrote on Twitter. "The script dealt w/ issues of adultery, conflicts within the movement, and King's spiritual transformation into a higher, more radical being," Stone continued. "I'm told the estate & the 'respectable' black community that guard King's reputation won't approve it. They suffocate the man &...
  • Oliver Stone: U.S. an 'International Terror,' Tea Party Racist to Its Core

    10/21/2013 1:50:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | October 18, 2013 | Christian Toto
    Director Oliver Stone continues to talk up the release of his Showtime miniseries The Untold History of the United States, now available on home video. That gives him the chance to talk down his own country as much as any person can. This week, Stone dubbed the U.S. an "international terror that dominates the world scene" and had equally harsh words for the Tea Party movement. I grew up conservative, remember. So I had a William Buckley view of the United States in the ‘40s and ‘50s—that we were good guys, and that we were moral, and that we were...
  • Maher and Guests Battle Over Whether Obama Governs ‘Out of Fear of Assassination’

    10/12/2013 10:02:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/12/13 | Andrew Kirell
    During the “Overtime” online edition of HBO’s Real Time, host Bill Maher posited that President Obama moderates his political positions out of fear of being assassinated, leading to a panel-wide battle over whether Americans are “subconsciously racist” against the president. While lamenting with Oliver Stone about the short political career of John F. Kennedy, Maher suggested that bold leaders like JFK “always seem to, at the end of the day, get cut out of the picture, violently or otherwise. And maybe that is why Barack Obama is more of a centrist than we want him to be?” “You think that?”
  • Obama Is a ‘Snake’ and ‘We Have to Turn on Him’ Says…

    08/14/2013 12:26:36 PM PDT · by lbryce · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 14, 2013 | Dave Urbanski
    Video at the site. Film director Oliver Stone—who has made no secret of his liberal political views—called President Barack Obama a “snake” for his role in National Security Agency spying programs that have become, he said, more about silencing protestors than finding terrorists. “Obama is a snake,” Stone told an audience in Tokyo on Monday. “He’s a snake. And we have to turn on him.” “The Boston Marathon, they were so busy tracking down potential protestors…that they missed the bombers,” Stone told the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan. “It’s never about terrorists, it always becomes about the way J. Edgar...
  • Obama Is a ‘Snake’ and ‘We Have to Turn on Him’ Says Oliver Stone

    08/14/2013 10:58:40 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 43 replies
    Film director Oliver Stone—who has made no secret of his liberal political views—called President Barack Obama a “snake” for his role in National Security Agency spying programs that have become, he said, more about silencing protestors than finding terrorists.“Obama is a snake,” Stone told an audience in Tokyo on Monday. “He’s a snake. And we have to turn on him.” “The Boston Marathon, they were so busy tracking down potential protestors…that they missed the bombers,” Stone told the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan. “It’s never about terrorists, it always becomes about the way J. Edgar Hoover did it; he brought...
  • Oliver Stone Tells European Audience on Fourth of July 'The World is in Danger With Our Tyranny'

    07/05/2013 4:06:36 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 5 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4 July 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Dontcha just love it when pompous Hollywoodans speak ill of America whilst traveling abroad on national holidays? Take Oliver Stone for example who on the Fourth of July actually said of the United States at a film festival in the Czech Republic, "The world is in danger with our tyranny." As The Wrap reported moments ago, Stone also said during a press conference at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, "It's a disgrace that Obama is more concerned with hunting down Snowden than reforming these George Bush-style eavesdropping techniques...To me, Snowden is a hero, because he revealed secrets that we...
  • Oliver Stone Tells European Audience On Fourth Of July "The World Is In Danger With Our Tyranny"

    07/05/2013 3:59:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    News Busters ^ | July 5, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Dontcha just love it when pompous Hollywoodans speak ill of America whilst traveling abroad on national holidays? Take Oliver Stone for example who on the Fourth of July actually said of the United States at a film festival in the Czech Republic, "The world is in danger with our tyranny."
  • Shanghai Festival: Oliver Stone Calls Whistleblower Edward Snowden a Hero

    06/18/2013 11:07:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4:41 AM PDT 6/17/2013 | Richard Trombly
    Director Oliver Stone brought thunderous applause to a crowd of more than 500 festivalgoers at the 16th Shanghai International Film Festival in China on Monday when he praised whistleblower Edward Snowden as a “hero.” In response to a passionately worded indictment from an audience member accusing the U.S. National Security Agency of “eavesdropping on the world,” the celebrated—and provocative—director said, simply: “Snowden is a hero,” before launching into a brief discussion of the revelations about the U.S. spy programs and their aftermath. …
  • Iranian, U.S. companies co-producing film on 1988 U.S. attack on Flight 655

    05/07/2013 4:56:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    (Tehran Times) ^ | May 6, 2013
    Iran's Visual Media Institute in collaboration with the American-Canadian company Reel Knights Productions are producing the movie "Airbus"; a movie about the Iran Air Flight 655 , which was shot down by the U.S.S. Vincennes over the Persian Gulf on July 3, 1988.
  • How typical of the Left to idolise a despot who gloried in attacking America and Britain

    03/08/2013 12:29:47 PM PST · by Comrade Brother Abu Bubba · 11 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 6, 2013 | Michael Burleigh
    Scenes of mass grief and hysteria have accompanied the deaths of many dictators, from the Soviet Union’s Josef Stalin in 1953 to North Korea’s Kim Jong-Il in 2011. The public mourning in Venezuela following the death this week of the country’s Socialist President Hugo Chavez from cancer at the age of 58 will be played out for weeks. The Venezuelan people have been whipped into hysteria by the propaganda of the sinister — and aggressively anti-American — political machine Chavez left behind as his legacy. The complete collapse in law and order in his country meant crime spiralled out of...
  • Oliver Stone, Sean Penn hail 'hero' Chavez

    03/06/2013 11:00:12 AM PST · by seanmerc · 28 replies
    France24.com ^ | 6 Mar 13 | AFP
    AFP - US filmmaker and long-time Hugo Chavez supporter Oliver Stone hailed the late Venezuelan leader as a "great hero" on Tuesday, saying he will "live forever in history." Actor and activist Sean Penn, another Hollywood friend to Chavez, also paid tribute saying the world's poor had lost a "champion" and America had also lost "a friend it never knew it had."
  • Neo-Communism Out of the Closet

    01/18/2013 5:25:46 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 19 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 1-17-2013 | David Horowitz - Review & Commentary
    January 17, 2013 Neo-Communism Out of the Closet by David Horowitz Oliver StoneÂ’s Untold History of the United States is a ludicrous encapsulation of the KremlinÂ’s view of the Cold War, amplified by the Castro, Ho Chi Minh, Daniel Ortega, Hugo Chavez, Hamas version of the post-Communist decades. Indeed, America is portrayed by the Stone-Kuznick author-team as such an evil force in the events of the last 75 years, they evoke overt sympathy for the Germans and the Japanese during World War II, as well as for Stalin himself, and then for really any self-declared enemy of the United States,...
  • Oliver Stone to RT: ‘US has become an Orwellian state’

    12/28/2012 4:17:05 PM PST · by RummyChick · 40 replies
    rt ^ | 9/28 | rt
    Americans are living in an Orwellian state argue Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick, as they sit down with RT to discuss US foreign policy and the Obama administration’s disregard for the rule of law. ­Both argue that Obama is a wolf in sheep’s clothing and that people have forgiven him a lot because of the “nightmare of the Bush presidency that preceded him.” “He has taken all the Bush changes he basically put them into the establishment, he has codified them,” Stone told RT. “It is an Orwellian state. It might not be oppressive on the...
  • History Channel New Propaganda Tool for Oliver Stone's Rewrite of History

    12/02/2012 7:09:51 PM PST · by winner3000 · 35 replies
    Self ^ | 12/2/2012 | Self
    I just listened to yet another disturbing piece of propaganda by Oliver Stone, the Untold History of the United States. It is about the dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As can be expected in a good leftist piece of propaganda, the point made is that the US was the bad guy (including Truman) , who bamboozled poor Japan and Poor USSR during that time. The horrible US dropped 2 atomic bombs on Japan, knowing that Japan was going to surrender without its use within a couple of weeks anyway. Then the laughably improbably logical gymnastics come...
  • Oliver Stone: Obama Made Bad Situation 'Worse'

    10/29/2012 1:30:46 PM PDT · by lbryce · 5 replies
    Breibart ^ | October 29, 2012 | Staff
    The refrain from Hollywood over the past four years is that President Barack Obama inherited a very bad situation and helped make things better - by a smidge. Director Oliver Stone begs to differ. The man behind "JFK" and "Wall Street" blasts Obama from the Left in a new book called "The Untold History of the United States," hitting book stores tomorrow (Oct. 30). Stone even dropped the "B" word - "Bush" - in referencing Obama's first term." The country Obama inherited was indeed in shambles, but Obama took a bad situation and, in certain ways, made it worse,"...
  • Oliver Stone's new book rips President Obama

    10/29/2012 12:25:07 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/29/2012 | KATIE GLUECK
    A new book from filmmaker Oliver Stone offers a scathing critique of President Barack Obama’s time in office. Stone, who wrote “The Untold History of the United States” with historian Peter Kuznick, puts forth a liberal interpretation of American history from the turn of the last century to present day. The 618-page book, slated for release Tuesday - a week before Election Day - from Gallery Books, slams Republicans and Democrats alike, and the authors’ assessment of Obama’s presidency is tinged with disappointment. “The country Obama inherited was indeed in shambles, but Obama took a bad situation and, in certain...
  • This Week’s Birthday Boy—“Cuba’s Elvis!” Fidel Castro

    08/18/2012 2:30:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    “Fidel Castro could have been Cuba’s Elvis!” (Dan Rather.) “Fidel Castro is one hell of a guy! “You people would like him!” (Ted Turner to a capacity crowd at Harvard Law School during a speech in 1997.) “Fidel Castro is old-fashioned, courtly—even paternal, a thoroughly fascinating figure!” (Andrea Mitchell.) “Castro has brought very high literacy and great health-care to his country. His personal magnetism is powerful, his presence is commanding.” (Barbara Walters.) “Viva Fidel! Viva Che!” (Jesse Jackson while arm in arm with Fidel Castro himself in 1984.) "Fidel Castro is very shy and sensitive, I frankly like him and...
  • H’wood snubs Muslim Stone

    02/20/2012 12:47:56 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 32 replies
    nypost.com ^ | February 20, 2012 | Page six
    H’wood snubs Muslim Stone Sean Stone, son of controversial director Oliver Stone, converted to Islam in Iran last week and says he’s already experiencing a Hollywood backlash. The ceremony was held in Isfahan, where he is researching a documentary. He now goes by the name of Sean Christopher Ali Stone. He told Page Six: “I’ve already experienced the reverse of anti-Semitism, having people within the film industry express a reluctance to work with me now that I have said a simple prayer, ‘There is no God but God, and Mohammed is his messenger.’ I am sure I have [bleeped] off...
  • Oliver Stone’s Son Converts to Islam, Defends Iranian Regime

    03/04/2012 2:43:03 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 7 replies
    Faith Issues ^ | by Mark Ellis, Godreports
    It is a common misconception that Allah is the same as the Biblical Jehovah/Yahweh. The name "Allah" was applied to a pagan Mid-Eastern tribal god long before Mohammed appeared on the scene. -- FaithIssues editor The son of controversial filmmaker Oliver Stone converted to Islam in the Iranian city of Isfahan on Valentine’s Day, then met with Iran’s leaders and declared his solidarity with their nuclear ambitions. “I am a Jewish Christian Muslim,” Sean Stone told CNN’s Piers Morgan on February 23rd. “I want to be able to understand all three religions and have a dialog with people all across...
  • Oliver Stone’s Son Converts to Islam, Defends Iranian Regime

    02/25/2012 10:46:43 AM PST · by sreastman · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Faith Issues ^ | 2/25/2012 | Mark Ellis
    Oliver Stone’s Son Converts to Islam, Defends Iranian Regime by Mark Ellis, Godreports The son of controversial filmmaker Oliver Stone converted to Islam in the Iranian city of Isfahan on Valentine’s Day, then met with Iran’s leaders and declared his solidarity with their nuclear ambitions. “I am a Jewish Christian Muslim,” Sean Stone told CNN’s Piers Morgan on February 23rd. “I want to be able to understand all three religions and have a dialog with people all across the board. We don’t need to fight each other because of the book.” Sean’s father won several Academy Awards for films such...
  • Oliver Stone’s Son: the Jewish Christian Muslim

    02/22/2012 4:39:51 AM PST · by SJackson · 29 replies · 1+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 22, 2012 | Bruce Bawer
    In the midst of all the important news stories competing for my attention lately, I found myself distracted the other day by what, at first blush at least, seemed a decidedly trivial one. Apparently there exists someone by the name of Sean Stone. He is twenty-seven years old, and is the son of Oliver Stone, the famous film director, writer, and outspoken fan of Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, and other charismatic totalitarians. Coincidentally, Sean Stone has also appeared in twelve of his father’s own movies, which means he is obviously an exceedingly talented young actor. Sean was born with the...
  • Sean Stone, Oliver Stone’s son, embraces Islam in Iran (Supports Ahmadinejad)

    02/17/2012 12:39:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Global Post ^ | February 15, 2012 | Kristin Deasy
    Sean Stone, the son of award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone, converted to Islam on Tuesday during a ceremony in the Iranian city of Isfahan. Taking the name “Ali,” Iranian news agencies report that the 27-year-old has converted to Shia Islam, which is practiced by the majority of Iranians. The son of a half-Jewish father and Christian mother, Stone told AFP today that his conversion “is not abandoning Christianity or Judaism, which I was born with,” but shows “I have accepted Mohammad and other prophets.” He has not, however, explained his reason for converting. Reuters reports that Stone is in Iran working...
  • Oliver Stone's director son turns to Islam (but says he's holding onto Judaism and Christianity)

    02/16/2012 1:57:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 02/16/2012 | Mark Duell
    A U.S. filmmaker who has a Jewish father and Christian mother today decided to convert to Islam in Iran, where he is making a documentary. But Sean Stone, 27, son of Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, insisted the switch did not signal him abandoning the faiths of his parents. He became a Shiite Muslim on Tuesday and has reportedly chosen to be known by the first name of 'Ali', but will not reveal why he converted. ‘The conversion to Islam is not abandoning Christianity or Judaism, which I was born with,’ Mr Stone told news agency Agence France-Presse. ‘It means I...
  • Oliver Stone's son converts to Islam in Iran

    02/14/2012 2:11:16 PM PST · by jazzo · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/15/2012
    .. US filmmaker Sean Stone, son of Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, converted to Islam on Tuesday in Iran, where he is making a documentary, he told AFP. "The conversion to Islam is not abandoning Christianity or Judaism, which I was born with. It means I have accepted Mohammad and other prophets," he said in a brief telephone call from the central Iranian city of Isfahan, where he underwent the ceremony. Sean Stone's famous father is Jewish, while his mother is Christian. The 27-year-old filmmaker did not say why he converted. According to Iran's Fars news agency, Sean Stone had become...
  • Oliver Stone's son converts to Islam in Iran

    02/14/2012 8:20:29 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 37 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2-14-12
    US filmmaker Sean Stone, son of Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, converted to Islam on Tuesday in Iran, where he is making a documentary, he told AFP. "The conversion to Islam is not abandoning Christianity or Judaism, which I was born with. It means I have accepted Mohammad and other prophets," he said in a brief telephone call from the central Iranian city of Isfahan, where he underwent the ceremony. Sean Stone's famous father is Jewish, while his mother is Christian. The 27-year-old filmmaker did not say why he converted. According to Iran's Fars news agency, Sean Stone had become a...
  • Oliver Stone’s son converts to Islam in Iran

    02/14/2012 8:08:54 AM PST · by Makana · 11 replies
    The Tehran Times ^ | Feb. 14, 2012 | Unnamed
    TEHRAN -- Sean Stone, the son of U.S. filmmaker Oliver Stone, has converted to Islam in Iran. He went to the office of Shia cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Nasseri Dowlatabadi in the city of Isfahan on Tuesday and recited shahada, the Persian service of the Fars News Agency reported. The shahada is the Islamic profession of the faith, “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is His messenger.” To convert to Islam, one simply has to recite this while believing it in one’s heart.
  • Oliver Stone’s son converts to Islam in Iran

    02/14/2012 8:08:39 AM PST · by Makana · 2 replies
    The Tehran Times ^ | Feb. 14, 2012 | Unnamed
    TEHRAN -- Sean Stone, the son of U.S. filmmaker Oliver Stone, has converted to Islam in Iran. He went to the office of Shia cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Nasseri Dowlatabadi in the city of Isfahan on Tuesday and recited shahada, the Persian service of the Fars News Agency reported. The shahada is the Islamic profession of the faith, “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is His messenger.” To convert to Islam, one simply has to recite this while believing it in one’s heart.
  • Filmmaker Oliver Stone would vote for Ron Paul over Obama

    01/24/2012 11:18:09 AM PST · by Justaham · 42 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1-24-12 | Jonathan Easley
    Filmmaker Oliver Stone, known for his liberal political views, said he would vote for GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul over President Obama should Paul win the Republican nomination. In an interview with Rock Cellar magazine, Stone was asked if an economic collapse would lead to the fall of the American “empire.” “I think it’s a given,” Stone said. “There’s no way that we can continue this spending spree. In fact, I think in many ways the most interesting candidate — I’d even vote for him if he was running against Obama — is Ron Paul. Because he’s the only one...
  • Sean Stone, Son of Oliver: ‘Iran Has the Right to Nuclear Weapons’ (Exclusive)

    09/13/2011 7:43:09 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 58 replies
    Sean Stone, son of Oliver, seems like a chip off the old block. Fresh off the plane from Tehran, the famous filmmaker's son defended Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in an interview this weekend and supported Iran’s right to a nuclear program as a defense against threats from Israel. The 26-year-old is a documentary filmmaker met exclusively with TheWrap at the Toronto Film Festival, offering some unconventional views. Criticizing the Iranian government is “like someone coming to your house and saying the father shouldn’t hit the kids,” he said. “Who are we to tell them how to rule their country?” “Iran...
  • Oliver Stone son in Iran to plan documentary: reports

    09/06/2011 11:18:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/6/11 | AFPAFP
    The son of triple Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, who annoyed Iranians with his 2004 movie "Alexander," is in Iran to make arrangements for a documentary, Iranian news agencies reported on Tuesday. "Sean Stone is in Iran to make arrangements for filming a documentary," the ILNA news agency quoted an Iranian film producer as saying. "He will talk about his plans on Wednesday." The Mehr news agency reported that Sean Stone would start searching for locations soon and was scheduled to be joined by his father in three weeks. Iran regarded Stone's "Alexander" as an affront to national pride and refused...
  • Bolivia's president re-elected head of coca union

    06/07/2010 8:10:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 24+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/7/10 | AP
    LA PAZ, Bolivia – President Evo Morales has been re-elected as head of Bolivia's largest coca-growers union, a post he has held for more than two decades. Morales was sworn in late Monday as head of the Six Federations of the Tropic of Cochabamba, which represents more than 40,000 growers. .. Morales called his leadership of the union largely "symbolic" but promised regular meetings. His re-election was criticized by opposition members, who said it was inappropriate given an apparent rise in drug trafficking violence.
  • Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is worthless garbage.

    09/25/2010 6:48:28 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 19 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 9-22-2010 | Lindy West
    Let’s just jump right into it, shall we? It’s 2008 – pre-financial crisis. Deposed goblin king Gordon Gekko (actual goblin king Michael Douglas) is out of prison, trying to warn Wall Street about the coming collapse, and looking to get his claws on some doubloons and such.
  • Resentment never sleeps (Forbes Reviews Oliver Stone's Wall Street II )

    09/17/2010 6:46:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/17/2010 | Larry Ribstein
    Twenty-three years ago in Wall Street, Oliver Stone and Michael Douglas created a memorable character, Gordon Gekko, who symbolized everything that was wrong about American business. Gekko begins by making his famous case for greed, which has since entered the vernacular: "greed is good. Greed works, greed is right. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed in all its forms, greed for life, money, love, knowledge, has marked the upward surge of mankind. . ." The film then reveals the wages of greed. Gekko takes over an airline by sweet-talking the union and some...
  • A Walk Along Oliver Stone’s 'Wall Street' (Where Gordon Gekko returns)

    09/14/2010 1:39:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/14/2010 | Andrew Ross Sorkin
    “You know, half the people in this place could be prosecuted.” Oliver Stone, the film director, was sitting across from me over a late lunch in the Grill Room of the Four Seasons restaurant in Midtown Manhattan last week. [SNIP] If one man epitomizes the populist view of Wall Street and corporate America, it is Mr. Stone, whose new film, “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” opens next week. It is the sequel to his hit movie “Wall Street” in 1987. The original tapped into the zeitgeist of the moment — “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good,” as...
  • From Hollywood: To Hitler with Love (Stalin, too)

    08/11/2010 8:32:45 AM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 39 replies
    Renew America ^ | 8/2/2010 | Wes Vernnon
    Why am I not surprised that a leading Hollywood director is bemoaning poor, misunderstood Adolf's place in history? Oliver Stone says his upcoming Showtime documentary series Secret History of America will put the 20th century's star butchers Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin "in context." That Hollywood would glorify Stalin is hardly a shock to anyone. If you go back to many Cold War-era movies, you will find tortured excuses — even fulsome praise — for Mother Russia. Only Nazi Germany was allowed to appear on the screen as evil incarnate. For decades, Hitler has been the perfect role model as...
  • Oliver Stone's Foot in Mouth Disease

    07/30/2010 5:48:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2010 | Brent Bozell
    Click here to find out more! It never ceases to amaze that Oliver Stone thinks Ronald Reagan was a dunce. When it comes to judging iron-fisted dictators and anti-American despots, Stone is the intellectually incurious simpleton. He thinks Reagan was stupid because he clung to an all-encompassing ideology. But so does Stone. He thinks every evil in the world came from corporations, especially American corporations, including those he uses to make himself millions. How else would you explain the (new) mess Stone (again) has made as he prepares a 10-part documentary for Showtime on "The Secret History of America," including...
  • Woman wakes up to find intruder in her bed (News Report, Victim's Brother Gives Unique Warning)

    07/30/2010 8:44:59 AM PDT · by tlb · 56 replies · 6+ views
    WAFF ^ | July 28, 2010 | WAFF
    WAFF Report - HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Huntsville police are searching for a man who broke into a home and got into bed with a woman. A serious story by itself, but the lady's brother adds an unexpected je ne sais quoi.
  • A Tale of Two Anti-Semitic Rants: Oliver Stone's Not So Bad, Mel Gibson's Horrible

    07/29/2010 11:17:47 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 2 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 07/29/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Some of you may recall that early in the morning of July 28 of 2006 actor Mel Gibson was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in Los Angeles, California. During that arrest, it was reported that Gibson was alleged to have launched into a brief but vehement denunciation of Jews that were "responsible for all the wars in the world." Famed at the time for having produced and directed the film The Passion of the Christ (2004), Gibson's anti-Semitic tirade was the feature of news reports throughout the media for weeks after the incident. The same cannot be said, however,...
  • Hitler in Context? Hitler a Scapegoat?

    07/28/2010 9:15:47 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 5 replies · 1+ views
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 07-29-10 | stolinsky
    In an interview with The Sunday Times of London, Oliver Stone declared that the “Jewish-dominated media” prevent Hitler from being portrayed “in context.” Stone did not explain what “context” could conceivably justify aggressive war and genocide. Stone added, “Hitler is an easy scapegoat throughout history and it’s been used cheaply.” And all this time, I thought the Jews were the scapegoats. Silly me. You see how enlightening it is to have a leftist world view? Stone pontificated, “We can’t judge people as only ‘bad’ or ‘good.’” Really? He judges America as bad, and its enemies as good, whether they are...
  • Oliver Stone in Context

    07/27/2010 7:53:32 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-27-2010 | Jared H. McAndersen
    It's not news that many Hollywood elites like Oliver Stone are apologists for, if not downright friendly to leftist dictators, and are more than likely commies themselves. Now Oliver Stone's latest documentary intellectual snuff film "Secret History of America" seeks to put guys like Hitler and Stalin "in context." (according to this Newsbusters post) If you want to place bets on how many days will pass before I will buckle down and watch that fine piece of cinema, I would take the over on that.....WAY OVER. Even then you still might lose, because I don't how your bookie would...
  • Why is Hollywood Rehabilitating Totalitarianism?

    07/27/2010 10:57:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2010 | Nick Rizzuto
    Politically speaking, Hollywood has begun venturing into dangerous waters. While support for brutal dictators might not be a new phenomenon in a Hollywood, that support no longer seems to be limited to a handful of stars flirting with radical politics and causes. There now appears to be a clear pattern of Hollywood acceptance of Totalitarianism as a legitimate brand of governance. The case of the popularity of Hugo Chavez is a clear example of Hollywood’s veneration of leaders who wield nearly dictatorial power over the governed. Despite the fact that Chavez makes a habit of trampling on individual rights, A-list...