Jimmy Carter thinks 'Argo' is OK, but Ben Affleck didn't get it right2/23/2013
While everyone was busy worrying about Jimmy Carter taking credit for Obama's re-election (sort of), we almost missed the most important part of the former president's CNN interview: his pick for best picture at the Oscars. Carter told Piers Morgan that Ben Affleck's "Argo" was "a great drama, and I hope it wins the award for best film." But apparently Carter was in the mood to steal everyone's thunder, because he then went on to say that "90 percent of the contributions to the ideas and the consummation of the plan was Canadian," even though the film depicts it as primarily a CIA venture. Between Carter's quibbles with "Argo," the CIA's problems with "Zero Dark Thirty," and Coingressman Joe Courtney's dispute with "Lincoln," it looks like the best way to make an Oscar movie is to pick a historical event and embellish.
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