During a recent interview about the making of his new film about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, director Oliver Stone said that Pentagon sanitation of Hollywood films is rampant.
“I mean, honestly. America is fed bullsh-t and we buy it. No other alternative,” the famed director said during the interview.
Stone rattled off a list of television shows and movies—“Homeland”, “24”, “Lone Survivor” – that are all heavily influenced by the CIA.
“What you’re seeing is bullsh*t. And a lot of the war pictures you see, you don’t get, you know, you get it after the Pentagon has sanitized it. And they lie. They lie. As long as it is pro-American, that’s all that matters,” he said.
The director added that the CIA “has taken over Hollywood in that sense.”