Oscar winning director of Platoon and Born on the Fourth of July and a Vietnam War veteran has accused the mainstream media of generating fake news reports about Putin and Russia. In a December 29th Facebook post he outlined how Donald Trump is "target number one of the MSM propaganda".
Stone, having voted for Obama twice, is not a supporter of Donald Trump but has seen the history the MSM has played in shaping the outcome of conflicts.
His assertion is they are building up stories to the point that Trump will need to side with them and start the cold war all over again. He fears what
“As the ‘failing’ (to quote Trump) New York Times degenerates into a Washington Post organization with its stagnant Cold War vision of a 1950s world where the Russians are to blame for most everything — Hillary’s loss, most of the aggression and disorder in the world, the desire to destabilize Europe, etc. — the Times has added the issue of ‘fake news’ to reassert its problematic role as the dominant voice for the Washington establishment…. I’ve never read such hysterical junk in the New York Times (call it what it is — ‘fake news’), in which the editorials have become outrageous diatribes of alleged crimes by Russia…When one group-think controls our national conversation, it becomes truly dangerous…”
Stone's take on American history already diverges from the mainstream's narrative of America being the protector of liberty around the globe.
In his Netflix documentary series entitled, "The Untold History of the United States", he offers an alternative take on modern American history, focusing on underreported events that shaped the nation's character.
His post goes on to say how Russia would be insane to want war...
"As much as I may disagree with Donald Trump (and I do) he’s right now target number one of the MSM propaganda -- until, that is, he jumps to the anti-Kremlin track because of some kind of false intelligence or misunderstanding cooked up by CIA. Then I fear, in his hot-headed way, he starts fighting with the Russians, and it wouldn’t be long then until a state of war against Russia is declared. I have no doubt then that our over-financed military ($10 to every 1 Russian dollar) will mean NOTHING against a country that right now believes the US, with the largest buildup of NATO on its borders since Hitler’s World War II, is crazed enough to prepare for a preemptive strike."
Stone also mentioned a number of alternative news sources that are bringing the truth of the situation out to the public rather than what the MSM propaganda has offered. Here is his list of real news sources about the issues with Russia...
Robert Parry, “Making Russia ‘The Enemy’,” Consortiumnews
Joe Lauria, “Russia-Hack Story Another Media Failure,” Consortiumnews
Justin Raimondo, “Stop the CIA Coup,” Antiwar.com
Robert Parry, “The Need to Hold Saudi Arabia Accountable,” Consortiumnews
Ray McGovern, “US Intel Vets Dispute Russia Hacking Claims,” Consortiumnews
Mark Ames, “Site behind Washington Post’s McCarthyite Blacklist,” Naked Capitalism
Robert Parry, “A Sour Holiday Season for Neocons,” Consortiumnews
View Oliver Stones full Facebook Post.
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