In the column, Farrow and her son criticize the 2008 Olympics as a massive hypocrisy, with corporate sponsors ignoring China's terrible record on human rights. Fair enough. But then they compare Steven Spielberg with Leni Riefenstahl, a wickedly talented director and Nazi propagandist:
[D]isappointing is the decision of artists like director Steven Spielberg -- who quietly visited China this month as he prepares to help stage the Olympic ceremonies -- to sanitize Beijing's image.
Is Mr. Spielberg, who in 1994 founded the Shoah Foundation to record the testimony of survivors of the Holocaust, aware that China is bankrolling Darfur's genocide?
Does Mr. Spielberg really want to go down in history as the Leni Riefenstahl of the Beijing Games?"