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ONCE A JERK, ALWAYS A JERK – AT 6:27 P.M. ET:  Director Oliver Stone, one of the most irresponsible people in Hollywood, and a far-left political hack, carries his madness to a new level, apparently jealous of the recent rhetorical success of Mel Gibson.  From NewsBusters:

Director Oliver Stone belittled the Holocaust during a shocking interview with the Sunday Times today, claiming that America's focus on the Jewish massacre was a product of the "Jewish domination of the media."

The director also defended Hitler and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and railed against the "powerful lobby" of Jews in America.

Stone said that his upcoming Showtime documentary series "Secret History of America," seeks to put Hitler and Communist dictator Joseph Stalin "in context."

Yes, if only we understood them.

"Hitler was a Frankenstein but there was also a Dr Frankenstein. German industrialists, the Americans and the British. He had a lot of support," Stone told reporter Camilla Long during the interview, which can be found behind the paywall on the Sunday Times' website.

Stone said that, "Hitler did far more damage to the Russians than the Jewish people, 25 or 30 [million killed]."

The Sunday Times interviewer then asked why there was such a focus on the Holocaust.

"The Jewish domination of the media," responded Stone. "There's a major lobby in the United States. They are hard workers. They stay on top of every comment, the most powerful lobby in Washington. Israel has f***** up United States foreign policy for years."

The director, who recently met with Iranian President Ahmadinejad, also slammed the U.S. policy toward Iran as "horrible."

COMMENT:  This man is given tens of millions of dollars by Hollywood to make films that disparage America, exalt leftist thugs like Chavez, and now he engages in a rant worthy of the worst of the Nazis.  The tragedy is that young kids, who go to Stone's stoned films, will believe some of this stuff.

Hollywood has now pretty much rid itself of Mel Gibson.  Will it have the courage to take on this anti-American slimebag?  Showtime, which has a contract with Stone, should either cancel it and can his "series," or, at minimum, demand that Stone's work be cleared by a panel of eminent historians of unquestioned integrity.  It won't happen.  Showtime probably thinks this controversy will just attract more viewers. 

July 26, 2010