Friday, January 09, 2004

My Man Duvall

Robert Duvall takes Steven Spielberg to task for hob-nobbing with Castro a couple of years ago:
"Now, what I want to ask him -- and I know he's going to get p****d off -- 'Would you consider building a little annex on the Holocaust Museum or at least across the street to honor the dead Cubans that Castro killed.' That's very presumptuous of him to go there."

Spielberg's press lackey's response was pitifully weak.
'His trip to Cuba in 2002 was cultural, not political. It was an opportunity to share his films and his values with the Cuban people. In addition to screening eight of his films for hundreds of thousands of Cubans, he visited with the Jewish community, paid his respects at the Holocaust memorial in Havana, and met with U.S. diplomats stationed there.'
"Cultural, not political", when that makes all the difference in the world, doesn't it.

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