In a letter to the editor of the New York Times even longer than Larry Rother's original review of Oliver Stone's film, "South of the Border" itself, Stone, and the film's co-writers Mark Weisbrot (co-director of the D.C. think tank the Center for Economic Policy and Research), and historian Tariq Ali, take issue with Rother's facts, question his intentions, and malign his journalistic integrity.
Here's the opening paragraph of the letter:
OLIVER STONE RESPONDS TO ATTACK FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES’ LARRY ROHTER
June 27, 2010
The following letter was sent to The New York Times:
Larry Rohter attacks our film, “South of the Border,” for “mistakes, misstatements and missing details.” But a close examination of the details reveals that the mistakes, misstatements, and missing details are his own, and that the film is factually accurate. We will document this for each one of his attacks. We then show that there is evidence of animus and conflict of interest, in his attempt to discredit the film. Finally, we ask that you consider the many factual errors in Rohter’s attacks, outlined below, and the pervasive evidence of animus and conflict of interest in his attempt to discredit the film; and we ask that The New York Times publish a full correction for these numerous mistakes.