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 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.
Neal Gabler is a leftwingnut. He's just trying to divert our attention from the Democrat's embrace of virulent anti-semitism.
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.
By the way, my favorite Passion film is Ben Hur, starring Ramon Navarro (1925).
Typical lefty - always fighting last year's battle - another compelling reason for not letting them get control of the government......
Meanwhile, Gabler's kids were overheard saying:
We can pick our noses, too bad we couldn't pick our dad.
I notice that the MSM makes much about Mel's untimely comments.
They call him anti-semitic, but they don't talk about what he actually said, and the circumstances it was said in.
The cop who pulled him over was Jewish.
I imagine had the cop been black, Mr. Gibson might have made some anti-negro remarks. Alcohol has a way of making you brave, uninhibited, and stupid, all at once.
Although we humans usually have our prejudices well hidden, different things can make them come out.
What Mel said was something that he would likely never say if not drunk, and I imagine he was attacking the cop personally because the cop was attacking him personally by pulling him over and arresting him for DUI.
Now, I have not see this particular reporter write a column declaring the nutjob in Iran an anti-semitic, even though that person said that Israelites must be removed from the face of the earth.
And I haven't seen that reporter write any columns about how well the IDF is doing against the Hezb'allah, or how great Coalition forces are doing against the terrorists.
And he should. Going by the name I would say the reporter is Jewish.
Gibson's only problem is a poor choice of friends, who would allow him to drive drunk, and perhaps the early stages of simple, banal and garden variety alcoholism, which far from the plain myth of bringing out "the truth about what a person believes," almost always, when confronted, aims outward for excuses for personal irresponsibility.
The shame of it is that fact that Gabler, liberal Banshee that he is, has to his credit a really interesting and scholarly book about the role of entertainment and the cult of celebrity that I am now reading for the second time. I would still highly recommend Life: The Movie, How Entertainment Conquered Reality as a wonderful American history of the Cult of the Celebrity and how Entertainment has become "the coin of the realm."
If only he could keep his ill-informed ideas about the behavior of alcoholics and potential alcoholics as much to himself as he managed to lighten his rare cheap shots at Conservatives in that great book!