Saturday, 11 August 2012

Oliver Stone, Michael Moore & Chris Hedges On Hollywood Propaganda

I didn't know that Charlie Wilson's War originally made the link between the U.S. funding the Mujahideen in Afghanistan and their subsequent evolution into the Taliban much stronger. That cut was left on the edit room floor. It's a shame really as that link would have moved the movie from good to great. Interesting observations in this recent interview by Al Jazeera on the close links between the Pentagon and Hollywood meaning that not only is all American war portrayed as just but that the truth doesn't get a chance to be heard if it needs to use Pentagon hardware.