November 15th, 2014
01:58 PM ET

Interrogators 'doing a job'?

Fareed speaks with Jon Stewart, who directed the new movie 'Rosewater', about its portrayal of torture. Watch the full interview this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN.

The certainty of the truth, what you portray a lot is these guys who, they think they know the truth, but you're always wondering, when watching the movie, are these interrogators really...They seem, at some level, very insecure. It's a very deft way of portraying it. There's a lot of bravado, but they're very insecure.

Stewart: Well, you also have to portray it within – they're human beings. People that are interrogators or torturers, this is a job. It's not something that we might see in sort of a more sensationalized cinematic version of it of, the Bruce Willis over the guy, tell me where the bombs are. This guy’s got to come in every day. He's got to be there by 8:00. It's a bureaucracy. He has to work within that. The Green Movement, to these interrogators, was, in many ways, just a chance to get some overtime. You know, the prisons are so filled with people, I think that the gentleman who was responsible for Maziar's torment, in some ways, probably wouldn't have had an opportunity to deal with someone, you know, a “VIP prisoner” – more educated, more Western – if it had not been for the overwhelming amount of people that they were trying to filter through this prison at the time.

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  1. Philip

    Jon Stewarts "interagators" fails to take into account the over 850 forced labor camps built in America since 9/11 as part of the largest prison building project in human history. And so is therefore flawed.

    November 16, 2014 at 8:52 pm |
  2. Philip

    Well. It's colder than a well diggers ass with a witch for a wife wearing a caste iron bra. And so am off. 🙂

    November 16, 2014 at 9:19 pm |
    • banasy©

      It's cast iron, Philip. If you don't want to appear even more foolish than you already do, you'd get the hint I gave you the other day and you'd fix that instead of repeating it.

      November 17, 2014 at 11:05 am |
  3. Philip

    Good night, cruel @banasy.

    November 16, 2014 at 9:20 pm |
    • banasy©

      I'm not cruel. You're merely a bully with strange obsessions. That's on you.

      November 17, 2014 at 10:29 am |
  4. chri§§y

    Dang @ banasy...he is way more demented than even i had thought! And most obvious is his notion that self medicating with moonshine is not working! Maybe Duck Dynasty would be more suitable for him eh? An old camper out in the swamp? Hmmm yea thats where he should be.

    November 17, 2014 at 10:47 am |
    • banasy©

      He's got his obsession bonnet on, that's for sure.
      Quite odd, that.

      November 17, 2014 at 11:00 am |
  5. chri§§y

    I sure did. And imo it describes HIM quite well. "Appearing to have alot of bravado while being insecure"?

    November 17, 2014 at 11:08 am |
  6. Bayu Angora

    The prison will be prison, no matter what.

    July 15, 2019 at 11:07 am |
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