Oliver Stone and a New York Times movie critic are feuding over a scathing review of Stone's documentary on Hugo Chavez, South of the Border. It began when the Times' Larry Rohter wrote this piece, in which he accuses Stone of "mistakes, misstatements, and missing details." Stone fired back with this detailed rebuttal, telling Rohter to get his own facts straight. And now, of course, Rohter has responded with a rebuttal of his own, reprinted at the Huffington Post.
"I've been scrupulously honest in my reporting and writing, and (Stone and company) are offended and embarrassed at having their many errors and inaccuracies disclosed," writes Rohter. Stone, meanwhile, accuses his critic of "animus and conflict of interest," because the documentary criticizes both the Times coverage of Venezuela and Rohter's own "anti-Chavez" reporting from years earlier. "The Times should apologize for having published it," he concludes.