Yesterday we ran a piece that cited an interview in The Sunday Times, and in that piece were some rather controversial opinions from the prolific -- and often very outspoken -- filmmaker Oliver Stone. (Click here for that story.) I'm not going to lie; whenever I hear someone talking about Jew-related issues (such as stereotypes, the Holocaust, or that goofy "Jews run the media" chestnut) my ears start to perk up and I sometimes get a little defensive. So yes, I got a little irked at Mr. Stone's comments. But hey, he's a grown man, and people say things I disagree with all the time. Life goes on.

Well, today we received an email offering a brief apology / clarification, and it's certainly one that should be shared with anyone who's been following this story:

"In trying to make a broader historical point about the range of atrocities the Germans committed against many people, I made a clumsy association about the Holocaust, for which I am sorry and I regret. Jews obviously do not control media or any other industry. The fact that the Holocaust is still a very important, vivid and current matter today is, in fact, a great credit to the very hard work of a broad coalition of people committed to the remembrance of this atrocity - and it was an atrocity." -- Oliver Stone

So there you have it. Speaking only as one opinionated Jewish guy, that explanation is good enough for me.