Hedges, Stone and Moore on Hollywood’s Love of War
Who knew that Hollywood and the Pentagon sometimes shoot from the same storyboard, so to speak — one that casts war, and America’s role in same, in the best possible light (not to mention camera angles)? A lot of people, actually, including filmmakers Oliver Stone and Michael Moore and Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges, who all chime in about the entertainment industry’s relationship to the military-industrial complex in a new episode of Al-Jazeera’s “Empire” airing over the Christmas holiday and previewed in the clip below.
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