An absurd romp about the Gong Show guy claiming to be a CIA assassin. How fun is that?
Plenty of fun, apparently, as the book sold quite well. I find the story pretty interesting (though I haven't seen the movie, so can't comment on it).
I don't see why films about the CIA or conspiracies, regardless of their slant, are indications that Hugh is "onto something." It's gotten to be reflexive among some posters -- if it's about the military, CIA, conspiracies, deep politics, whatever -- that it's de facto propaganda. Which, barring any actual evidence (which Hugh never presents), seems quite silly.
And it completely negates the roles of the artists who make films reality -- writers, directors, editors. I'd be the first to admit that art often takes a backseat to commercial interests -- I've experience it myself.
But anyone who has ever worked in media knows firsthand how absurd and uneducated Hugh's claims are. Things just don't work the way he suggests, and if he spent half as much time reading about how the industry works -- instead of poring over psypos manuals from the 50s and projecting and creating word associations -- he'd understand that, too.