Wednesday, December 21, 2005

The 'Munich' Massacre

Two good articles out today on Steven Spielberg's "Munich." It's been getting crummy reviews, and apparently it doesn't hold up historically either.

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.
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