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Late Late Nite: Congratulations On the Oscar, Sidney and Rob

Tonight Taxi to the Dark Side won the Oscar for best documentary. The film had a hard time of it — the Discovery Channel and the MPAA both threw up obstacles in the way of the story of a young Afghan cab driver who was suspected of being a Taliban fighter and was tortured to death. It was deemed "too controversial."

Nothing can right the shameful wrong of his death, or erase the enduring black mark on the legacy of the nation responsible for torturing him and others. But kudos to the filmmakers for making sure that the story did get told, and that includes former FDL contributor Sidney Blumenthal and friend o’ the blog Rob Johnson, both of whom served as Executive Producers.

We’re really, really proud of both of you.

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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