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Norway: 'Why would he fake it?' Oliver Stone disputes Putin fake news allegation02:51

Norway: 'Why would he fake it?' Oliver Stone disputes Putin fake news allegation

Norway, Trondheim
June 21, 2017 at 13:53 GMT -00:00 · Published

Oliver Stone, American film director and producer (English): "Listen, are you going to start with this blogging bullshit? Bloggers say this; the bloggers say that, we are going to be here all day. I mean fine, I don't know, he brought out a phone and he showed it to us and we filmed it and he said this was that. Why would he fake it? I mean the Russians did very well in terms of damages to ISIS in Syria, they bombed the shit out of Syria, and they did destroy the financial ability of the ISIS Empire to run oil to Turkey, and I think that was the main point."

American film director and producer Oliver Stone disputed a question on whether Russian President Vladimir Putin had showed him fake news in an interview at Starmus International festival in Trondheim on Wednesday.

'Why would he fake it?' Stone asked, before going on to say, "the Russians did very well in terms of damages to ISIS [Islamic State] in Syria, they bombed the shit out of Syria, and they did destroy the financial ability of the ISIS Empire to run oil to Turkey."

Journalists pressed the American director on his recent documentary, 'The Putin Interviews', asking specifically about a sequence in which Putin shows Stone footage on an alleged Russian aircraft attack on an alleged IS position in Syria.

"I researched it [the documentary], I did the best I could and I think that it proves the old adage that there are two sides of every story", Stone said.

The American director warned of the dangers of taking a "tough" approach as a journalist, thereby pushing away interviewees, arguing that "you cannot break the news into black and white".

"America in its media desires, has made it into a huge money making enterprise, huge, I mean the amount of money is beyond belief, and a lot is at stake", he concluded.

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Oliver Stone, American film director and producer (English): "Listen, are you going to start with this blogging bullshit? Bloggers say this; the bloggers say that, we are going to be here all day. I mean fine, I don't know, he brought out a phone and he showed it to us and we filmed it and he said this was that. Why would he fake it? I mean the Russians did very well in terms of damages to ISIS in Syria, they bombed the shit out of Syria, and they did destroy the financial ability of the ISIS Empire to run oil to Turkey, and I think that was the main point."

American film director and producer Oliver Stone disputed a question on whether Russian President Vladimir Putin had showed him fake news in an interview at Starmus International festival in Trondheim on Wednesday.

'Why would he fake it?' Stone asked, before going on to say, "the Russians did very well in terms of damages to ISIS [Islamic State] in Syria, they bombed the shit out of Syria, and they did destroy the financial ability of the ISIS Empire to run oil to Turkey."

Journalists pressed the American director on his recent documentary, 'The Putin Interviews', asking specifically about a sequence in which Putin shows Stone footage on an alleged Russian aircraft attack on an alleged IS position in Syria.

"I researched it [the documentary], I did the best I could and I think that it proves the old adage that there are two sides of every story", Stone said.

The American director warned of the dangers of taking a "tough" approach as a journalist, thereby pushing away interviewees, arguing that "you cannot break the news into black and white".

"America in its media desires, has made it into a huge money making enterprise, huge, I mean the amount of money is beyond belief, and a lot is at stake", he concluded.

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