I never really cared for his films, but I have to admit that we can use someone with his clout on our side. He was being interviewed about an upcoming special that he directed concerning WWII, when he let the cat out of the bag stating“Hitler was a Frankenstein but there was also a Dr. Frankenstein. German industrialists, the Americans and the British. He had a lot of support”. Also, when asked why their is so much focus on the holocaust, he stated that it was because of the “jewish domination of the media”. He stated in the interview that “israel has f*****d up America’s foreign policy for years” along with “Hitler is a scapegoat throughout history and it’s been used cheaply”.
He has been forced to recant the “slip of the tongue” after every hebrew in the book has come out against him. Probably the most vocal of which was David Harris of the AJC that stated,
I knew we could throw Mel in there somewhere.
I just gained a little more respect for Mr. Stone. His mea culpa sounds about as convincing as Mel’s however. He stated that
“In trying to make a broader historical point about the range of atrocities the Germans committed against many people, I made a clumsy association about the Holocaust, for which I am sorry and I regret. Jews obviously do not control media or any other industry”.
His apology sounds to me like “I’m sorry I sat on Billy’s chest and made him eat chalk, and I will never do it again”. And of course the sillier his apology appears, the more people will believe that it was hardly a drunken “mis-speak” so what he is saying may be absolutely true. Perhaps people will begin to realize that he only apologized because he had stepped on some pretty important toes. Toes that indeed DO control his and Mel’s careers. Another blow stricken to the monster, and this time from one of their own.