The 'Munich' Massacre
CAMERA's Snapshots blog and the New York Sun both describe in detail today how "Munich" massacres the truth. (Hat tip: Daily Scorecard.)
As Snapshots points out, Spielberg's choice of screenwriter was odd to say the least. After ticking off a series of distortions, Snapshots notes:
In all of this one sees the biases of Tony Kushner, the radical playwright brought in by Spielberg to reshape the script. Kushner has repeatedly called the creation of Israel a "mistake," blamed Israel for "the whole shameful history of the dreadful suffering of the Palestinian people,"and advocated policies to undermine the state.Nice going. I guess Steve didn't have his thinking cap on when he hired this guy -- or, more likely, he knew just what he was getting.