Is this really what our society has come to need? Do we value actual connection to another living human being or are we content to fill our need for companionship with something like this? Is there a real need for this product, as some in the article suggest? Maybe it is just me or I am truly changing into my mother and grandmother’s generation. But I guess I could see some people needing this product. It’s probably the only action some CONS will ever see. – LOL
Oliver Stone is no stranger to stirring things up, and his latest provocation — saying
that Hitler was a “scapegoat” and expressing empathy for Stalin — is, unsurprisingly, making headlines.
Stone made the comments while speaking at a gathering of TV critics in California this weekend. At the conference Stone introduced his latest project, modestly titled “Oliver Stone’s Secret History of America,” a 10-hour series for Showtime that will serve as an antidote to the way recent U.S. history has been presented in schools and the media. Stone has previously mined similar territory in films such as “JFK.”
“Hitler is an easy scapegoat throughout history and it’s been used cheaply,” Stone said at the conference. “Stalin has a complete other story. Not to paint him as a hero, but to tell a more factual representation. He fought the German war machine more than any person.”
Other topics addressed in the documentary will be Truman’s decision to drop the bomb and the origins of the Cold War.
The point of this exercise, Stone said, was to put these figures “in context.” Much like with “W,” Stone said he was attempting to “understand somebody I thoroughly despised.”
“You cannot approach history unless you have empathy for the person you may hate,” Stone said.
Filed under History, Media
It was inevitable. Fox News confirms to the New York Times today that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will become a regular contributor to the cable news channel.
In a multi-year deal, Palin will appear on the channel regularly. A source told the Times that while she will not have her own regular show, she will host an occasional series.
Don’t you know this will add credibility to this so-called news network. /sarcasm
Oh, and btw, the sun will rise in the east tomorrow just in case you didn’t have that one figured out yet. 🙂