That sound you heard? That was the last remnants of Oliver Stone’s reputation finally crashing down!
The filmmaker has spent years trashing American leaders and even the American public, ripping into U.S. values and democracy while praising brutal dictators such as Fidel Castro.
Listen to Stone, and you’d think conservatives are some kind of monster. But he’s now ON VIDEO proudly sucking up to Russian strongman Vladimir Putin, who murders political rivals and journalists and allows Chechen leaders to exile gays to concentration camps.
It’s so embarrassing, Stone likely wants the interview of him explaining it — and blaming Jews for problems.
Because in a series of interviews that aired on Showtime, Stone’s nose turns so brown it’s in danger of attracting flies… and even hyper liberals are calling him out for his insanity.
“You are an excellent CEO, and Russia is your company,” he gushed at one point, calling Putin “a true son of Russia.”
He’s gone too far even for the left, with Stephen Colbert – the current darling of liberal media – calling Stone out on “The Late Show” last week.
“Anything negative that you found? Anything?” Colbert pushed him. “Or does he have your dog in a cage someplace?”
Apparently, Putin has Stone by something other than his dog because the director refused to criticism him. He smugly defending both his interview and the tyrant, claiming poor old Putin had been “insulted and abused” by the media, yet tolerates the criticism with saintly patience.
He even said Putin just wants to be pals.
“I never heard him badmouth the U.S. I heard him try to reach and have a relationship,” he told Colbert. “He called them ‘our partners’ repeatedly.”
Stone clearly wasn’t paying attention to his own interview, where Putin flat-out states his military was ready to open fire last year on the USS Donald Cole, an American destroyer, when it was traveling LEGALLY in INTERNATIONAL waters.
The ship turned around, even though it didn’t have to, possibly preventing the opening salvo in World War III as Putin said the incident brought the two nations to “the brink.”
Yet to Stone, Putin is merely misunderstood.
Stone even defended Russia against allegations it interfered in U.S. elections last year, throwing out a bizarre conspiracy theory that sounds like it came from the darkest and most hateful corners of the Internet.
“Israel had far more involvement in the U.S. election than Russia,” said Stone, who has a long history of being accused of anti-Semitism. “Why don’t you ask me about that?”
Colbert was ready for him.
“I’ll ask you about that when you make a documentary about Israel,” he fired back.
It’s not just Colbert who’s sick to death of Oliver Stone.
Viewers all over social media are complaining that his Putin interviews look like Russian propaganda.
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It doesn’t just LOOK like Russian propaganda. Since it’s also airing in its entirety on Russia’s state-run Channel One, it IS propaganda!
What a pathetic end to the career of a man who shot to fame with masterpieces such as “Platoon” and “Wall Street” before he began peddling left-wing fantasy in films about JFK, Nixon and Bush.
He lost his mainstream audience, but the left ate it up, even praising his films that praise Fidel Castro.
But now, he’s finally crossed the line even for liberals. His Putin interviews make Michael Moore’s leftist films look as mainstream as a “Harry Potter” movie – and he’s received damning reviews even from the mainstream media as a result.
Newsweek’s Alexander Nazaryan called the Putin interviews “dreadful” and a “display of boot-licking by the increasingly deranged director.” Salon said it was filled “with cringe-inducing moments of obsequiousness and fawning.”
Rolling Stone asked: “What’s the Russian equivalent of Kool-Aid? Whatever it is, it’s definitely red – and Oliver Stone has eagerly drunk it down.”
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Not exactly the kinds of quotes you’d want on a movie poster!
Then again, Stone’s no longer making the kinds of films that get posters. Instead of big box office openings, Stone’s Putin interview went straight to cable, in this case the network better known for original series such as “Masters of Sex, “Californication” and “Gigolos.”
Maybe Oliver Stone has finally found where he belongs after all.
— The Horn editorial team