Thursday, August 10, 2006

Newsweek Doublespeak

Newsweek's August 7, 2006, cover is devoted to Oliver Stone's new film World Trade Center. In true Orwellian fashion the cover states "the controversial director chooses courage over conspiracy." The article repeats several times that Stone is telling a "true story" from the perspectives of ordinary men and women on the ground, it goes further to note that if Stone has a theory regarding 9/11 he is keeping it to himself and throws in some unrelated phrases about capitalism and the new world order used entirely out of context. The article includes an insert that shows a brief history of "artistic responses" to 9/11, failing to make any mention of the 9/11 Truth Movement. Strangely enough, two pages after the cover article concludes, there is a brief article "How American Myths are Made" stating "Nations need a good story line to learn how to cope with their tragedies."


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