Skip to comments.Lethal Logic: Gabler Claims Gibson's Rant Proves 'Passion' Anti-Semitic
Posted on 08/05/2006 7:13:19 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
by Mark Finkelstein
August 5, 2006 - 21:57
Neal Gabler might not look like an athlete, but don't be surprised to see him lining up for the long jump at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. For on this evening's Fox News Watch, Neal took a leap of logic of Beamonesque proportions.
According to Gabler, the fact that a drunken Gibson made anti-Semitic remarks retroactively proves that his 'Passion of the Christ' was anti-Semitic too.
Here's how the liberal media critic put it:
"The interest here is 'The Passion.' It made something like $400 million. It was accused of being anti-Semitic. The mainstream press didn't really want to touch it. Because they were afraid of being clobbered from the right. Now Mel Gibson has outed himself. And it gives the mainstream press an opportunity - not just to focus on the fact that Mel Gibson was drunk and said anti-Semitic remarks - but that The Passion itself was anti-Semitic. That Mel Gibson has a pattern of anti-Semitism. And that's what makes it a story."
Or at least, a story line that Gabler devoutly hopes the MSM will pursue.
Fox News Watch/NewsBusters Passion-of-the-Christ ping to Today show list.
This is absurd, all it proves is that Gibson, the man who made the Passion film, is anti-Semitic. Anything else is simply stretching the logic.
I have to agree.
To liberals, The Passion is like Julius and Ethel Rosenberg - it must be fought for all eternity and any excuse will do.
Gabler is an idiot..
Gabler is a perfect idiot.
I've never kept love for any celebrity. While some find this SHOCKING, it is good to be immune. One must rise above.
Gabler is in dire need of a brain transplant.
Well, as time has gone on it becomes more and more apparent what all of the horror over Mel's remarks was really about. I didn't see this when Hillary made her comment about Jewish people, nor when Brando made his.
Why is that commie dwarf on the Fox payroll?
Huge sums are raised yearly from Jews to fight antisemitism. IMHO the problem is antisemitism is the only real "Jewishness" that many nonobservant Jews have. Approximately half of all nonobservant Jewish men marry gentiles. The result is "Jewishness" needs some boundary to defend--antisemitism is perfect for this.
Neil Gabler is the patron saint of all idiots.
Neil Gabler is an idiots idiot.
Neil Gabler defines idiocy.
Idiot thy name is Neil Gabler
I could go on and on actually. I'm always impressed that Cal Thomas (or Rich Lowry) can sit that close to Gabler and not pummel that raging idiot.
Doesn't even prove that. Look at how the American secular Jews attacked his movie "the Passion," consider (subsequently) what he might have encountered earlier that evening (and forgotten) out&about in a local frequented by (secular, liberal, and highly anti-Gibson) Jews... you've got no proof here. Evidence, certainly, but proof? No.
He's made a decent apology. (Did we ever get the equivalent from Clinton? I do not think so.) But this is politics and not polite society; the Left will never let go of this.
Great analogy, eggman. Neil Gabler, the "self-appointed media critic"... ( Who ever heard of him before he was on this show... and that tired dribble-puss Jane Hall (someone give this hag a bib) are sooo over... I'd like to tell Neil where he can stick that finger he's always holding up to the camera.
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Neal Gabler is a leftwingnut. He's just trying to divert our attention from the Democrat's embrace of virulent anti-semitism.
I'm rather curious about the Holocaust show that Gibson was working on. I'm having a lot of trouble believing they were funding an anti Semitic Holocaust flick.
I would be thrilled to get a face to face with that metrosexual twit and b#tch slap him intellectually in a way that nobody on TV feels appropriate to do.
And that means what, exactly, Mr. Gabler? Are you going to go house to house and collect every dvd that exists?
That toothpaste isn't going back into the tube.
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