Beware “The Post”

Months before the movie JFK was released in 1991, Newsweek ran a cover story: “Why Oliver Stone’s New Movie Can’t Be Trusted.”

When JFK was being released, Oliver Stone recalled, “[T]here was so much being written that was destroying the credibility of the movie before it was made, and it’s wrong. When Dan Rather editorializes against you on ‘CBS Evening News,’ you know you have a problem.” [1]

In a similar vein, Ersjdamoo’s Blog now warns that Steven Spielberg’s latest film, The Post (with a U.S. release tentatively scheduled for December 22, 2017), cannot be trusted.

Reportedly, The Post depicts journalists from The Washington Post and The New York Times who published the leaked documents of the Pentagon Papers regarding the involvement of the United States’ government during the Vietnam War. This source gives a limited release date of December 13, 2017 and wide release on January 12, 2018. [2]

The plot of The Post, as described in the Wikipedia entry of November 13, 2017:

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher of The Washington Post, Kay Graham ([Meryl] Streep) and its hard-driving editor, Ben Bradlee ([Tom] Hanks) to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government in publishing the Pentagon Papers. [2]

  • First female newspaper publisher: Subtext, first female president;
  • The Washington Post: Subtext, Hooray for The Washington Post;
  • Unprecedented battle between journalist and government: Subtext, President Donald Trump versus mainstream news;
  • Pentagon Papers: Subtext, not CIA Papers.

It boils down to a Pentagon Papers Propaganda Plot. The gist of the fable is that heroic newspapers, especially the New York Times and Washington Post, fought to release important Pentagon Papers revelations to the public. But according to the late Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty, the Pentagon Papers were disinformation concocted by the CIA to divert blame for the Vietnam War away from itself and deflect it onto the military. [3]

In his book, The Secret Team, Prouty tells us how the “Government and other special interests have paid writers huge amounts to write about this subject as they want it done, not truthfully. Thus our history is seriously warped and biased by such work.” [4]

Prouty continues that “[a] good example of this is the work of Les Gelb and his Pentagon associates on the official version of the purloined ‘Pentagon Papers.’ That very title is the biggest cover story (no pun intended) of them all; so very few of those papers were really of Pentagon origin.”

The so-called “Pentagon Papers” were delivered to the New York Times and other newspapers in mid-June, 1971, by Daniel Ellsberg. They tended to shift blame away from the true instigator of the Vietnam fiasco, the CIA, and onto the military. Now gullible Americans are about to be soft-soaped by Steven Spielberg’s latest movie, The Post, and the newsfakers are about to appear as shining heroes.

——- Sources ——-
[1] “Oliver Stone, Returning The Fire”, by Phil McCombs. The Washington Post, December 21, 1991
[2] “The Post (film)”, Wikipedia, November 13, 2017. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Post_(film)
[3] “Pentagon Papers Propaganda Plot”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, May 29, 2017. https://ersjdamoo.wordpress.com/2017/05/29/pentagon-papers-propaganda-plot/
[4] The Secret Team, by Col. L. Fletcher Prouty. Kindle e-book edition.

 

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About ersjdamoo

Editor of Conspiracy Nation, later renamed Melchizedek Communique. Close associate of the late Sherman H. Skolnick. Jack of all trades, master of none. Sagittarius, with Sagittarius rising. I'm not a bum, I'm a philosopher.
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