Sunday, January 28, 2007

Mr Spielberg regrets?

There is an interesting exchange published by The Washington Times today over comments supposedly made by director Stephen Spielberg following his now infamous meeting with Fidel Castro back in 2002.

As you'd recall, the director was widely quoted by the Cuban official media and media elsewhere as describing the meeting as "the eight most important hours of my life".

Well, Stephen Rivers, who says he organised the visit to Cuba by Spielberg, says the director never uttered those words - and wants the record set straight.

In reply, R Emmett Tyrrell Jr, the Editor in chief of American Spectator, writes: "What has not been disputed is that Mr. Spielberg dined and talked with the dictator for hours, allowing himself to be used by a cruel regime for its public relations purposes ... perhaps such misunderstandings can be avoided in the future by refusing to be used by ruthless tyrants who rely on propaganda to maintain their grip on power."


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