The "mistake" was driving drunk. In this he is no different than Patches Kennedy.
The Jewhatred is something else altogether. In this he is no different than your basic garden variety Neo-Nazi.
What is most striking to me is the complete lack of context of his statements. What do wars and Jews have to do at all with an arrest? At least Buchanan is anti-Semitic only when he's on-topic.
What's Mel's count of dead Jews just now.
He should apologize for what he said, and that should be the end of it. If Jesse Jackson deserves a pass, so does Mel Gibson.
For the life of me, I cannot understand Mel's comments, his Father's very public anti-Jewish pronouncements or even those of folks like Pat Buchanan, etc. It is all illogical and very upsetting.
Gibson has gone off the deep end before and this is before his relapse. Very disappointing...jerk.
Ths is what he said about his film coming out this fall - "Apocalypto":
"The fear-mongering we depict in the film reminds me of President Bush and his guys".
The bottom line is that, in the ongoing war, holding Gibson's views today is the equivalent of being a Bundist in 1942, and deserves the same level of universal opprobrium.