Apologies to readers of The Moderate Voice, my Twitter page, and my new Cagle.com weekly column page: I am deeply sorry I can’t generate more content for you but I do it in between my busy job controlling the media.
I need to explain to you how tough it is doing these posts, Twitter feeds, and launching a new weekly column amid all the orders I have to give to NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox (yes, them, too), such political divserse bloggers as the Daily Kos Markos Moulitsas, Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey, Glenn aka “InstaPundit” Reynolds, Andrew Sullivan, and Crooks and Liars’ John Amato plus the folks at such sites as Mediaite, TMZ, Time, Newsweek, Google, plus the scripts I have to dash out for Ed Schultz, Rush Limbaugh, and Michael Savage to read. It is VERY tough controlling the news media as I do and keeping up the charade that there are separate components run by individuals and corporations for profit and free expression.
And I haven’t gone into the Hollywood studios I control. I’ll save that for another day — but Tom Cruise better do better on his next picture or else!
I hope you’ll understand, but it’s easier now since Oliver Stone has revealed it all: and the picture of the dumpy person on top of this post is not me. Oliver Stone has it pegged now on two fronts. Newsbusters — I control the entire Internet so I give it orders as well — has run THIS POST on his interview to the Sunday Times where he makes the following statement:
The Sunday Times interviewer then asked why there was such a focus on the Holocaust.
Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/alana-goodman/2010/07/25/oliver-stone-jewish-dominated-media-prevents-hitler-being-portrayed-c#ixzz0unVnK4kb
“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.”
“Iran isn’t necessarily the good guy,” said Stone. “[B]ut we don’t know the full story!”
DAMN! Stone is starting to reveal it all. Soon he’ll go into detail about Ahmadinejad’s love of attending bar mitvahs, dancing the hora and eating Chinese food (the latter lends credence to rumors the Iranian President might be one of US).
He’s also letting it slip out on the way I shape American foreign policy in the moments when I’m not dominating the news media, doing my blog, or watching Dancing with the Stars.
Meanwhile, Stone also is trying to set the record straight now on a man who he feels is misunderstood and has gotten a bum rap from history, the media and especially people like me who control the media:
Stone said that his upcoming Showtime documentary series “Secret History of America,” seeks to put Hitler and Communist dictator Joseph Stalin “in context.”
“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 Sunday Times’ reporter Camilla Long.
Stone said that, “Hitler did far more damage to the Russians than the Jewish people, 25 or 30 [million killed].”
Well, gee I’m a position to comment on that. You see, my mother’s maiden name was Helen Ravinsky. And in the early 70s my grandfather Abraham Ravinsky would open a big, old, photo album and show me pictures of men, women, and little children who belonged to his family in Russia — all of them wiped out, murdered by the Nazis.
Because they were Jews.
But I guess Oliver hasn’t quite gotten those stats yet: that a lot of the Russians who died were also Jews so it isn’t quite segmented as he suggests.
Also — and since I control the media I assume what I’m writing here will show up elsewhere where he can read it (OR ELSE some people better be getting out their resumes!) — I might point out to him that on my mother’s mother’s side, a lot of members of the Polish family were murdered by Hitler.
Men, women and children.
I have to go now since I have to give Arianna Huffington her list of stories and posts to put on The Huffington Post and what she will say the next time she’s on cable news. And Glenn Beck is leaving a message on my machine: he’s crying because he’s running out of things to say and needs his script for the rest of his show ASAP. DRAT! EJ Dionne, Jr. is bugging me about about what I want him to say in his next Washington Post column and the Post won’t print tomorrow until I select the stories to run and what will be said in them. And I wish that pesky George Will would leave me alone! He texts me 20 times a day asking for his talking points from me! I don’t care if he wears glasses: if he doesn’t wait a while, then the next time time I meet him to give him his paycheck I’ll deck him!!
I’m sure Oliver’s project about how Adolf has gotten no respect and had his image twisted by the descendents of those who today worship Adam Sandler’s “The Chanuka Song” will get lots of viewers, including some viewers of my religion.
But only if they are stoned.
UPDATED: Stone has apologized for his comments and said he didn’t say what he really meant to say.
Joe Gandelman is a former fulltime journalist who freelanced in India, Spain, Bangladesh and Cypress writing for publications such as the Christian Science Monitor and Newsweek. He also did radio reports from Madrid for NPR’s All Things Considered. He has worked on two U.S. newspapers and quit the news biz in 1990 to go into entertainment. He also has written for The Week and several online publications, did a column for Cagle Cartoons Syndicate and has appeared on CNN.