Certainly tacitly so, considering whom the star and executive producer of Triumph of the Will was. At Newsbusters, Geoffrey Dickens writes:
Star of TV’s Parenthood, Dax Shepard, compared the pro-U.S. military film that stars actual Navy SEALs, Act of Valor to Adolf Hitler’sTriumph of the Will. On his Twitter feed the one time Ashton Kutcher prank boy from Punk’d wrote: “Saw ‘Triumph of the Will’ tonight, oh wait, I mean ‘Act of Valor’ great action.” Apparently the reaction to Shepard’s obnoxious tweet, comparing this week’s #1 movie starring active duty Navy Seals to a Nazi propaganda movie was immediate, as he attempted to walk back his comments.
When asked on Twitter by blogger Kimberly Cook if that makes the Navy Seals who participated in the movie “propagandists,” Shepard tweeted back, “No, their bosses are propagandists.” Presumably he’s including their civilian commander-in-chief in that group as well.
Update: As paraphrased on Big Hollywood’s headline board, All of a sudden liberals don’t like propaganda, John Hinderaker notes at Power Line. Why, it’s as if the first eight years of the previous decade never happened…