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Oliver Stone has never been a favorite of mine. He long ago went past the so called "artistic liberty" phase in framing and telling his stories. This one is a beaut. Remember as you read the story that he is in Tehran attending an Iranian film festival where what is shown or not shown is not up to a vote of independent filmmakers.

"Answering a question from an Al Jazeera reporter, he named Saudi Arabia as a major destabilizer in the Mideast"

"Carefully treading around the subject of Iranian cinema, he affirmed his support for filmmaker Jafar Panahi, currently under a travel ban that may not permit him to attend the Cannes Film Festival, even with a film in competition."

So, Stone goes to Iran to bash Trump, Macron, Israel and Saudi Arabia while ignoring the reason why he is so welcome is because of his willingness to publicly criticize Iran's enemies. Yet he is silent on an Iranian filmmaker who is not allowed to leave the country to attend Cannes where he has a nominated film.

This would be a spot where 2828 or Fleg would usually post a Venn Diagram on Stone's blatant hypocrisy of holding contradictory views at the same time.

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