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Shalit regrets 'Brokeback' remarks
Southern Voice ^ | Jan. 12 at 12:29 PM | Kevin Naff

Posted on 01/12/2006 7:33:23 PM PST by Ma3lst0rm

Shalit responded on Jan. 10 in a statement sent to GLAAD in which he wrote, "I certainly had no intention of casting aspersions on anyone in the gay community or on the community itself. I regret any emotional hurt that may have resulted from my review of 'Brokeback Mountain.'"

"In describing the behavior of 'Jack,'" he continued, "I used words ('sexual predator') that I now discover have angered, agitated, and hurt many people. I did not intend to use a word that many in the gay community consider incendiary."

In his review, Shalit called the film "wildly over praised" and described Gyllenhaal's character as a "sexual predator" who "tracks Ennis down and coaxes him into sporadic trysts."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: apology; bm; brokeback; brokebackmountain; gaycowboys; gaystapo; geneshalit; hollyweird; homosexual; homosexualagenda; moviereview; pudding; truthhurts
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Shalit has folded but I suppose it is to be expected. It is hard to be a movie reviewer and honesty review a "gay" movie. Homosexuality is about deception, the truth is too ugly and its predatory nature too much to admit in good company. I wonder if this movie would be receiving the praise it is if it were mere heterosexual adultery with a mountain slut trying to win away a family man with lots of hot sexual temptation? The left and the sexual trollop squads are shameless and reveal a profound emptiness when they praise fetish driven sexual activity as if it is profound love something I doubt they know.
1 posted on 01/12/2006 7:33:23 PM PST by Ma3lst0rm
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To: Ma3lst0rm

I don't know what it is about the homo lobby that makes normally brave men fear them. For the love of Mike, they only represent 1 or 2 percent of the population!


2 posted on 01/12/2006 7:35:53 PM PST by IronJack
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To: IronJack

For the love of Mike? Careful, now.


3 posted on 01/12/2006 7:36:48 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Ma3lst0rm

I'm sorry that Shalit backed down. I guess he wants to keep his job.


4 posted on 01/12/2006 7:37:36 PM PST by Palladin (Senator Biden is a Moron with a capital "M".)
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To: IronJack
For the love of Mike

hahahaha. lol.

5 posted on 01/12/2006 7:40:19 PM PST by BipolarBob (Yes I backed over the vampire, but I swear I looked in my rearview mirror.)
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To: IronJack

Perhaps homophobia?
susie


6 posted on 01/12/2006 7:40:28 PM PST by brytlea (I'm not a conspiracy theorist....really.)
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To: IronJack
they only represent 1 or 2 percent of the population!

In Shalit's world they're in the majority. Theater/Movies/Entertainment

7 posted on 01/12/2006 7:41:44 PM PST by DeFault User
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To: Ma3lst0rm

Shalit is a coward.


8 posted on 01/12/2006 7:43:56 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: IronJack

They control a lot of power and money,far out of porportion to their numbers. Particularly in the circles in which this guy travels.


9 posted on 01/12/2006 7:45:00 PM PST by sport
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To: Ma3lst0rm
The left and the sexual trollop squads are shameless and reveal a profound emptiness when they praise fetish driven sexual activity as if it is profound love something I doubt they know.

That's good stuff!

10 posted on 01/12/2006 7:45:06 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: facedown

Not only are there gay sexual predators...but they sometimes intentionally get AIDS...so they can "leave a gift" for those they abuse.


11 posted on 01/12/2006 7:46:06 PM PST by Txsleuth (Thank you to all that donated on the Freepathon...next time more monthlies!!)
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To: IronJack
For the love of Mike, they only represent 1 or 2 percent of the population!

"Love of Mike"? LOL!

It is amazing that such a small group garners so much attention. The queers really should not be paid any attention to.

12 posted on 01/12/2006 7:47:52 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Quoting Hillary Clinton: "You know, you know, you know, you know.....")
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To: IronJack
"Many parents lie awake at night wondering if they played a role in the sexual orientation of their child.

Let me fix that---

Many parents of homosexual children lie awake at night wondering if they played a role in the sexual orientation of their child.

13 posted on 01/12/2006 7:48:16 PM PST by perfect stranger
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To: Ma3lst0rm
It's too bad Shalit folded but he should have realized that if you offend these poor babies who are less than 2 or 3 percent of our population he'd get hammered. He should have offended straight couples and he wouldn't have gotten any flak.
14 posted on 01/12/2006 7:48:21 PM PST by jazusamo (A Progressive is only a Socialist in a transparent disguise.)
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To: Palladin

I think he is more afraid of getting his ass kicked by Rex Reed!


15 posted on 01/12/2006 7:49:43 PM PST by Holicheese (Errrr ahhhhhh My dog Splash got into my Chivas)
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To: Holicheese

Is Rex Reed still alive?


16 posted on 01/12/2006 7:55:44 PM PST by Hildy (Spielberg spends his spare time memorializing the last Holocaust while working to justify the next.)
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To: Hildy

Not sure, he looked gay before I even knew what looking gay was.
I just knew that there was something not right about that guy!


17 posted on 01/12/2006 7:59:17 PM PST by Holicheese (Errrr ahhhhhh My dog Splash got into my Chivas)
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To: IronJack
I don't know what it is about the homo lobby that makes normally brave men fear them. For the love of Mike, they only represent 1 or 2 percent of the population!

Well Said!
DITTO!

18 posted on 01/12/2006 7:59:47 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Tagline Repair Service. Let us fix those broken Taglines. Inquire within(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Ma3lst0rm

Coward


19 posted on 01/12/2006 8:00:25 PM PST by Casloy
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To: IronJack

Who's Mike?


20 posted on 01/12/2006 8:04:12 PM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: Ma3lst0rm

"I did not intend to use a word that many in the gay community consider incendiary."

Oh cripes, is the guy portraying a sexual predator or not? Maybe many in the homosexual community consider the expression incendiary because it hits too close to the, uhhh, bone?


21 posted on 01/12/2006 8:05:05 PM PST by Felis_irritable
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To: facedown

He didn't get down on his knees and beg forgiveness which I suppose says something. I think the mistake he made was assuming he was free to speak his mind since he has an openly gay son. Homosexuality is something that one can not be honest about because being honest is a threat to all forms of liberal hedonism. Truth is a great disinfectant and sexuality as a disease is what is being celebrated as modern sexual liberation so they are rightly fearful. They do not realize that the more they push the more they lose ground. People are fighting back with their votes and someday homosexuality will be cast back into the darkness of sexual abuse where it was born screaming, filthy, and covered in stench and blood.


22 posted on 01/12/2006 8:05:46 PM PST by Ma3lst0rm ("I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." - Mark Twain)
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To: Ma3lst0rm
In his review, Shalit called the film "wildly over praised" and described Gyllenhaal's character as a "sexual predator" who "tracks Ennis down and coaxes him into sporadic trysts."

I'm stunned... I would have thought Shalit would have praised this film. But I have not seen/read a Shalit review in 10 years. Good for him for being honest (at least initially!)

23 posted on 01/12/2006 8:06:14 PM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: Ma3lst0rm

I thought Brokeback Mountain was one of the best movies I ever saw. Er, er, wait a second. I didn't see it and don't plan to. I did once watch a show about humpbacks on one of the science TV channels.


24 posted on 01/12/2006 8:06:18 PM PST by stevem
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To: Holicheese
I think that might be more aptly phrased I think he is more afraid of getting his ass kissed by Rex Reed!
25 posted on 01/12/2006 8:07:00 PM PST by TheGeezer
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To: Ma3lst0rm

I agree with you concerning this film's dependence on homosexuality as the underpinning for its popularity among left-wing critics. Like social cliques in school, praising this film gains the critic acceptance among peers and confirms their bona-fides of tolerance, acceptance and progressivism so important to the liberal mindset.
Shalit is correct to declare the film is wildly over-rated; I suppose he initially felt he had an established reputation for tolerance that had precluded him from the lock-step praise this film has received.


26 posted on 01/12/2006 8:07:24 PM PST by quinhon6869
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To: Ma3lst0rm

Thankfully, John Boy & Billy did a fair job when they had the Carl Childers character of "Slingblade" review the movie. It was quite funny.


27 posted on 01/12/2006 8:07:40 PM PST by meyer (Dems are stuck on stupid. Al Gore invented stupid.)
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To: Ma3lst0rm

Ok, then I will take the words as my own since Shalit won't stand by them.

Brokeback is wildly over praised. Gyllenhaal's character is one of a sexual predator who tracks pEnnis down and coaxes him into sporadic trysts.

That is now my review.


28 posted on 01/12/2006 8:07:59 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Hildy
Yeah, he's got a column in the New York Observer called "On The Town With Rex Reed".

There's also this from wikipedia

In February 2000, Reed was arrested for shoplifting after leaving a Tower Records in Manhattan with CDs by Mel Torme, Peggy Lee, and Carmen McRae in his jacket pockets. Reed, who had just purchased two other CDs, says he forgot about the other 3 CDs and his offer to pay for them was refused. The charges were later dropped.

29 posted on 01/12/2006 8:12:51 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Tucker Carlson could reveal himself as a castrated, lesbian, rodeo clown ...wouldn't surprise me")
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To: Ma3lst0rm
Actually, by issuing this "correction" he simply reinforced the original opinion to the 80% of us that are not in love with anything and everything "gay."
30 posted on 01/12/2006 8:13:57 PM PST by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 in RVN meant never having to say I was sorry....)
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To: Holicheese
I think he is more afraid of getting his ass kicked by Rex Reed!

Glad you're a good typist...it's easy to type 'l' when you mean to type 'k'...

31 posted on 01/12/2006 8:19:55 PM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: jazusamo

A very vicious and influential 2% of the population.

I will never forget what they did to Anita Bryant.


32 posted on 01/12/2006 9:00:38 PM PST by Palladin (Senator Biden is a Moron with a capital "M".)
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To: Ma3lst0rm
Brokeback Mountain

A bomb. Nobody cares. Neither hissy fits from the Hollywood in-crowd, nor "prestigious" awards (Golden Globes, Oscar) bestowed by same, will result in any more than a few million people ever seeing the film. It's actual cultural impact, the supposed reason serious filmmakers make films for mass audiences, will be nil.

33 posted on 01/12/2006 9:05:53 PM PST by beckett (Amor Fati)
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To: Ma3lst0rm

Brokeback Mountain...where men are men and sheep can relax for a change.


34 posted on 01/12/2006 9:08:01 PM PST by RichInOC (Why would shepherd boys have sex with each other when the job comes with a harem?)
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To: Ma3lst0rm
there is more than enough evidence to back up the "sexual predator" statement

"Homosexuals commit more than 33% of all reported child molestations in the United States." Psychological Reports, 1986, 58, pp. 327-37.

Which means, assuming Homosexuals make up 2% of the population, means that 1 in 20 Homosexuals is a child molester, while 1 in 490 heterosexuals is a child molester.
35 posted on 01/12/2006 9:11:32 PM PST by treffner
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To: RichInOC

Bootiecall Mountain


36 posted on 01/12/2006 9:14:23 PM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: IronJack
[ I don't know what it is about the homo lobby that makes normally brave men fear them. For the love of Mike, they only represent 1 or 2 percent of the population! ]

And have a but load of demos and rinos to back them up..

37 posted on 01/12/2006 9:19:33 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole..)
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To: IronJack

Who is this "Mike?"

Inquiring minds want to know.


38 posted on 01/12/2006 9:20:44 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Palladin
"...I will never forget what they did to Anita Bryant."

I can't believe how few of us are willing to resist any of the trends-of-acceptance of open homosexuality.

After the fags attacked Anita it seemed that the rest of the world jumped on her too.

When some of us conservative students tried to stop a homosexual organization from getting a charter at the University of Alabama (which would entitle them to free office space in the University Student Union) we did manage to get lots of signatures and support but later another homo group did get chartered and you should see the square footage of office space!!! And this in Tuscaloosa, Alabama!. There should have been a riot. The College Republicans don't get free offices. The YAF doesn't get free offices. Students for life don't get free offices.
39 posted on 01/12/2006 9:25:04 PM PST by Monterrosa-24 (France kicked Germany's teeth out at Verdun among other places.)
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To: Ma3lst0rm

Shalit's "apology" is very carefully phrased. Notice that he doesn't retract anything, say he was wrong in his conclusions or anything like that. He just says he's sorry if he offended folks. I think he did a good job with this. I'm thinking he had his lawyer help him write that letter.


40 posted on 01/12/2006 9:35:16 PM PST by KellyAdmirer
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To: operation clinton cleanup
But I have not seen/read a Shalit review in 10 years.

Indeed, *I* ceased to look for any review from him over 20 years ago (I still used Leonard Maltin, for a while thereafter, but only as a crude measure; ie if Maltin hated it, I would possibly like it...) Now I don't use a movie critic at all, and rarely see *any* movie in a theatre...

the infowarrior

41 posted on 01/12/2006 9:37:46 PM PST by infowarrior (TANSTAAFL)
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To: snarks_when_bored

Ouch!


42 posted on 01/12/2006 9:42:51 PM PST by Holicheese (Errrr ahhhhhh My dog Splash got into my Chivas)
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To: Monterrosa-24

That's a travesty. And in Alabama, a very conservative state. The universities have gone mad with political correctness.

At Macalester (which my granddaughter attends), a gay who is "uncomfortable" rooming with hetero males can be re-assigned to rooming with a girl!!! I begged my liberal daughter and son-in-law not to send her to that place. She is miserable there, and has almost persuaded them to let her transfer to a Christian college next year.


43 posted on 01/12/2006 9:48:56 PM PST by Palladin (Senator Biden is a Moron with a capital "M".)
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To: DeFault User

And they are the majority on the editorial board of the NYT.


44 posted on 01/12/2006 9:54:34 PM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: Palladin

bump with no comment.


45 posted on 01/12/2006 9:54:54 PM PST by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: beckett
It's actual cultural impact... will be nil.

Actually it will have an indirect impact, in that the Best Picture nomination, or award, will definitively remove the Academy's last shreds of credibility.

46 posted on 01/12/2006 9:56:48 PM PST by Plutarch
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To: treffner

Sexual predator is a proper name for the Catholic priests who have disgraced their calling and broughyt whole diocese to ruin. Their prey is usually a teen age boy.


47 posted on 01/12/2006 9:59:39 PM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: Ma3lst0rm
"In describing the behavior of 'Jack,'" he continued, "I used words ('sexual predator') that I now discover have angered, agitated, and hurt many people.

High Five Here!!!

Too bad they are thugs who intimidate critics. In doing so they have angered, agitated and hurt many people. Jack was also a degenerate - perverted - lying - selfish - home-wrecking sodomite (or so I'm told - I wouldn't see that movie if payed me!)

48 posted on 01/12/2006 10:08:32 PM PST by DaveyB (Peace follows victory - never before)
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To: RichInOC
"Brokeback Mountain...where men are men and sheep can relax for a change."

LOL. It gives a whole new meaning to "cowboy up".
49 posted on 01/12/2006 10:15:02 PM PST by Razz Barry
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