Posts Tagged ‘Leni Riefenstal’

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The more crap I read from Bigelow and Boal…

…the better Leni Riefenstahl looks in comparison.  After all the German filmmaker was merely being patriotic and supportive of her government.  She did not endorse, or worse — make light of — the torture of human beings.  The Nazi enterprise was in its infancy at the production of Triumph of the Will, prior to the atrocities we think of today.

Boal and Bigelow have no such defense.

“…Mark Boal, also a “Zero Dark Thirty” producer, accepting the prize for Best Film. Boal tackles the torture debate more directly, but not before having some fun with it. “‘Apparently, the French government will be investigating the accuracy of ‘Les Mis,'” he cracked, before noting that he and Bigelow had been eager to comment on the situation. ‘Some of you may have wondered if we would have liked to comment on that coverage,’ he added. ‘The answer is yes.” His position? “If anybody’s asking, we stand by the film.'”

Complete disregard for the accurate charges of fabricating a case for torture and of filming CIA lies as truth.  These Good Germans put Riefenstahl to shame.  These are the words of shameless, loathesome propagandists without consciences.

Naomi Wolf called out Bigelow in The Guardian:

A letter to Kathryn Bigelow on Zero Dark Thirty’s apology for torture

“By peddling the lie that CIA detentions led to Bin Laden’s killing, you have become a Leni Riefenstahl-like propagandist of torture”

While Naomi Wolf makes this categorical comparison, I’m ready to go one further and say these two, pictured above, are sufficiently worse than Riefenstahl and her pro-German government propaganda film.  With these ugly Americans  presenting America’s actions to the world, and lavishly praised by “critics” around the nation, no one should be wondering “why they hate us” for quite some time to come.

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More on the Zero Dark Thirty fiasco:

Arrest All Torturers

Zero Dark Treason?

Our Glorious Torturers