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  • Famous Veteran: Oliver Stone USARMY

    07/22/2018 3:22:12 PM PDT · by eastforker · 28 replies ^ | 2018 |
    After Basic Training Stone landed in Vietnam on September 16, 1967, and was assigned to the 2nd Platoon of Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th infantry, stationed near the Cambodian border. He was wounded twice in action, and was later transferred to 1st Cavalry and assigned to a Long Range Reconnaissance Platoon in April of 1968. It was during this time that he Juan Angel Elias, who would become the inspiration for Sgt. Elias (Willem Dafoe) in Platoon, which drew heavily on Stone's Vietnam experiences. Eventually Stone was discharged in November 1968 after 15 months of duty, and received two personal...
  • Putin Accuses Foes of 'Excessive Demonization' of Stalin in Oliver Stone interviews

    04/05/2018 9:03:03 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 31 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | 2017 | staff
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the "excessive demonization" of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin "is one means of attacking the Soviet Union and Russia." Putin made the comments in the last of four installments of a series of interviews that he gave to U.S. filmmaker Oliver Stone, which was aired on June 15, 2017. In the past, Putin has praised Stalin as an "effective manager," and Stalin's reputation in Russia has been growing steadily since Putin came to power in 2000. A poll in April by the independent Levada research center found that 25 percent of Russians consider Stalin's...
  • Melissa Gilbert Accuses Oliver Stone of Sexual Harassment

    11/20/2017 9:55:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 20, 2017 | Dino-Ray Ramos
    During an interview on Andy Cohen’s satellite radio show Radio Andy, actress Melissa Gilbert claimed that director Oliver Stone sexually harassed her during an audition for his 1991 film The Doors. At first, Gilbert told her story without naming any names. She kept the accusations very anonymous saying that she was humiliated during an audition because she had “embarrassed him in a social situation.” Gilbert ended up running out of the room crying. “I’m actually sitting here telling you this story, afraid to say his name, because I’m worried about backlash,” she said in the interview. After being reluctant she...
  • Oliver Stone backtracks on his defense of Harvey Weinstein (t)

    10/13/2017 1:18:58 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 30 replies
    Oliver Stone came to Harvey Weinstein’s defense, but now he’s backing off — and he’s also facing sexual harassment allegation of his own. “I’ve been travelling for the last couple of days and wasn’t aware of all the women who came out to support the original story in the New York Times,” the Oscar-winning director wrote on Facebook on Friday. “After looking at what has been reported in many publications over the last couple of days, I’m appalled and commend the courage of the women who’ve stepped forward to report sexual abuse or rape. I’ll therefore recuse myself from the...
  • Oscar-Winning Director Oliver Stone Accused of Sexual Assault

    10/13/2017 6:41:44 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 113 replies ^ | 13 Oct 2017 | John Nolte
    As more and more women step forward to give public testimony about their alleged abuse at the hands of Hollywood power — Harvey Weinstein, Ben Affleck, Amazon Studios chief Roy Price — more and more women are coming out about their alleged abuse at the hands of Hollywood power. Funny how that works. And on Friday morning, three-time Oscar winner Oliver Stone was added to the list. New York Daily News: Carrie Stevens, a former Playboy Playmate, claims that some 26 years ago, when she was just 22 years-old, Stone grabbed her breast at a party. “He was really cocky,...
  • The Kremlin Is Standing By Footage of Russian Troops in Syria the Internet Says Is Fake

    06/21/2017 6:10:41 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 5 replies
    Standing By Footage of Russian Troops in Syria the Internet Says Is Fake ^ | June 21, 2017 — 14:00 — Update: 14:00 | None attributed
    The Kremlin has denied accusations that military footage it used to showcased the Russian airforce in Syria was a repurposed U.S. clip from 2013. The footage appeared during an interview by U.S. director Oliver Stone during his latest program, "The Putin Interviews." The president told Stone that the video depicted a Russian attack on Islamic State militants, but researchers and viewers said that the clip was "almost identical" to U.S. military footage shot in Afghanistan.
  • Putin to Oliver Stone: Obama Created a ‘Minefield’ for Trump

    06/16/2017 4:27:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 88 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 6/16/17 | Zachary Leeman
    <p>“We did not hack the election at all,” said Russian President Vladimir Putin to “Snowden” director Oliver Stone in the fourth and final part of Showtime’s fascinating series, “The Putin Interviews.”</p> <p>The Russian leader was more fiery than ever in a conversation that took place in February of this year — after Donald Trump had been inaugurated and after conspiracy theories about Russia’s potential hacking of the presidential election became the favorite expression of upset over the election results among Democrats and the media.</p>
  • Putin Apologist Oliver Stone’s Son Works for Russian Propaganda Network

    06/14/2017 12:46:49 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 10 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 06/14/2017 | Alex Griswold
    Hollywood director Oliver Stone, who recently emerged as a prominent celebrity defender of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has a son who works for a Russian government-funded propaganda outlet. Stone is the director of the upcoming Showtime series "The Putin Interviews," compromised of a series of interviews Stone conducted with Putin over a span of two years. The show has already been criticized for taking Putin's assertions at face value and excusing Russian aggression. Most recently Stone was panned for defending Putin during an interview with CBS' "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert." "That doesn't seem like an interview," Colbert told...
  • WashPost Makes History: First Paper to Call for Prosecution of Its Own Source

    09/18/2016 3:49:38 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 3 replies
    Three of the four media outlets that received and published large numbers of secret NSA documents provided by Edward Snowden — The Guardian, the New York Times, and The Intercept –– have called for the U.S. government to allow the NSA whistleblower to return to the U.S. with no charges. That’s the normal course for a news organization, which owes its sources duties of protection, and which — by virtue of accepting the source’s materials and then publishing them — implicitly declares the source’s information to be in the public interest. But not the Washington Post. In the face of...
  • Oliver Stone Slams Dems’ Russia Conspiracy Theories

    05/02/2017 8:50:14 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 16 replies ^ | 02 May 2017
    Director says liberals are 'destroying the trust that exists between people and government ... it's a very dangerous position' Director Oliver Stone may not be a fan of President Donald Trump — he voted for third-party candidate Jill Stein in 2016 — but he’s not too happy with Democrats, either. Stone’s next film had him interviewing Russian President Vladimir Putin, and the “Platoon” director says the Russian conspiracy theories coming from the Left are not based in reality — and are dangerous. “That’s an internal war of politics in the U.S. in which the Democratic Party has taken a suicide...
  • Watch Oliver Stone Interview Vladimir Putin for New Showtime Series (Video)

    05/01/2017 10:26:40 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 3 replies
    Th Wrap ^ | 05/01/17 | Jeremy Fuster
    Vladimir Putin has been one of the most talked about figures in Russia, and now Showtime is about to release “The Putin Interviews,” a new documentary series where he will sit down for a talk with famed director Oliver Stone.   This is a project Stone has been working on for two years, traveling to Moscow and Sochi more than a dozen times to speak with the Prime Minister of Russia. The trailer shows his most recent talk with Putin this past February, where he gets right down to brass tacks and asks the question every Hillary Clinton supporter...
  • Nine Liberal Hollywood Elites Who Normalized Communist Dictator Fidel Castro

    11/27/2016 12:38:42 AM PST · by detective · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Nov 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Cuban dictator Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90. Through the years, a long list of Hollywood elites have been bewitched by Castro, despite his Communist regime’s imprisonment of political opponents, homosexuals, and journalists. Actors like Jack Nicholson and Danny Glover, and Hollywood directors from Steven Spielberg to Oliver Stone, have accepted invitations to the tiny Caribbean island and have showered Castro with praise. Below is a list of some of the entertainers who have rubbed shoulders with the deceased dictator:
  • Obama-era surveillance worse than Stasi, says Oliver Stone

    09/22/2016 5:19:47 PM PDT · by SubMareener · 26 replies
    AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | September 22, 2016 | Staff
    US film director Oliver Stone on Thursday accused President Barack Obama's administration of implementing a surveillance system worse than that of the feared Stasi secret police in East Germany. Speaking at the San Sebastian film festival in northern Spain, where he presented his film "Snowden," Stone said many in the US had grown disillusioned with a president they once saw as "a man of great integrity." "On the contrary, Obama has doubled down on the (George W.) Bush administration policies," said Stone, whose latest movie is a biographical political thriller about Edward Snowden, the former intelligence contractor who revealed a...
  • Two Real Deplorables

    09/15/2016 4:07:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 15, 2016 | Michael Curtis
    American citizens must have been startled and shocked when a prominent politician, who should know better, informed them with passionate intensity of the existence of "deplorables" in their ranks. No doubt some citizens would like the numbers and identity of them in the absurd "basket of deplorables" to be more precisely stated. Nevertheless, it is more sensible, important and urgent to concentrate on two particular individuals, Edward Snowden, now in Moscow. and Rachid Kassim, hiding in France. These are deplorables – indeed, too deplorable for words. The more familiar of the two is Edward Snowden, former intelligence contractor with the...
  • Oliver Stone Thinks He’s In The Know About The DNC Hack. Should You Care?

    09/14/2016 6:28:02 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 7 replies
    Freep | 09/14/2016 | CharlesOConnell
    The History Channel put out an excellent program refuting Oliver Stone's JFK titled False Witness: The Real Story of Jim Garrison's Investigation and Oliver Stone's Film JFK  The importance isn't so much about JFK--my own conclusion is that Oswald was a completely random nutcase, unrelated to any power group, though if I did have to choose one, it would be about his getting himself caught in the wringer because of messing with Chicago Mob Boss, Sam Giancana's girlfriend Judith Cambpell Exner after Daddy Joe had used the Chicago Mob to ensure Illinois went with Kennedy (vote early, vote often).The importance,...
  • 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 ^ | 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...