Oliver Stone Responds to Critics of Putin Series

28 Jun

This is what can be found in youtube:


“Published on Jun 23, 2017

Oliver Stone Responds to Critics of Putin Series
American film director and producer Oliver Stone disputed a question on whether Russian President Vladimir Putin had showed him fake news in an interview at Starmus International festival in Trondheim on Wednesday.
‘Why would he fake it?’ Stone asked, before going on to say, “the Russians did very well in terms of damages to ISIS [Islamic State] in Syria, they bombed the shit out of Syria, and they did destroy the financial ability of the ISIS Empire to run oil to Turkey.”
Journalists pressed the American director on his recent documentary, ‘The Putin Interviews’, asking specifically about a sequence in which Putin shows Stone footage on an alleged Russian aircraft attack on an alleged IS position in Syria.
“I researched it [the documentary], I did the best I could and I think that it proves the old adage that there are two sides of every story”, Stone said.
The American director warned of the dangers of taking a “tough” approach as a journalist, thereby pushing away interviewees, arguing that “you cannot break the news into black and white”.
“America in its media desires, has made it into a huge money making enterprise, huge, I mean the amount of money is beyond belief, and a lot is at stake”, he concluded. . . .”


I like it how Stone says that he thinks that it proves the old adage

“that there are two sides of every story.”

 I think it would be good if people could think about this a bit more!

2 Responses to “Oliver Stone Responds to Critics of Putin Series”

  1. gerard oosterman June 28, 2017 at 12:18 pm #

    Compared with Trump or our own Turnbull, I can only wish we had someone as straight, forward and intelligent as Putin.
    There are indeed two sides to every story. The problem with T & T is that they have no story. They remain an unwritten page.

  2. stuartbramhall June 29, 2017 at 8:48 am #

    I share Gerard’s views on Putin. Really sad we have no one like him standing for prime minister in New Zealand.

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