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Entertainment News (a UK rage) ^ | today | Dale 1

Posted on 05/13/2006 7:04:22 PM PDT by Dale 1

Gibson inspired by 'fear-mongering'

By WENN

Gibson inspired by 'fear-mongering' Bush Click to enlarge photo

Film star and director Mel Gibson has launched a scathing attack on US President George W Bush, comparing his leadership to the barbaric rulers of the Mayan civilisation in his new film Apocalypto.

The epic, due for release later this year, captures the decline of the Maya kingdom and the slaughter of thousands of inhabitants as human sacrifices in a bid to save the nation from collapsing.

Gibson reveals he used present day American politics as an inspiration, claiming the government callously plays on the nation's insecurities to maintain power.

He tells British film magazine Hotdog, "The fear-mongering we depict in the film reminds me of President Bush and his guys".


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Oh my,so even Mel Gibson now sounds like Barbara Streisnad. What is in there water?
1 posted on 05/13/2006 7:04:23 PM PDT by Dale 1
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To: Dale 1
Mel Gigson?
2 posted on 05/13/2006 7:07:14 PM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: Dale 1

Doncha just hate misspelling the title of a thread for all to see? :-)


3 posted on 05/13/2006 7:07:56 PM PDT by T Minus Four (Laughing out loud out loud out loud out loud out loud.....)
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To: Dale 1

Saint Mel just became Saint Smell.


4 posted on 05/13/2006 7:08:26 PM PDT by Defiant (I love Mexico....exactly where it is.)
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To: Dale 1

People give him a free pass because he is a strong catholic.

He's hollywood. Why should we care what he thinks one way or another?


5 posted on 05/13/2006 7:10:20 PM PDT by misterrob (Jack Bauer has Elliott Yamin on his MP3 player)
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To: Dale 1
Mel Gigson

Oh my,so even Mel Gibson now sounds like Barbara Streisnad. What is in there water?

Step away from the keyboard... ;o)

6 posted on 05/13/2006 7:11:32 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: Dale 1

What the heck is a fear-mongerring Bush click, and why would it make Gibson want to enlarge a photo?


7 posted on 05/13/2006 7:12:49 PM PDT by mikrofon (And who is Gigson?)
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To: Dale 1

Mel has lost his long term memory. Hey Mel! 9-11-01. Look it up bubba!


8 posted on 05/13/2006 7:16:00 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Remember the Alamo!)
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To: Dale 1

I have to admit, I no longer understand Americans. I would have thought they would grasp the idea that when you are attacked by a bunch of nuts with alien ideas, you fight back. But Americans are no longer a nation of people who are capable of thinking that way. Osama was entirely correct, when the U.S. is hit, it lacks the will to fight back. Gibson is just one more accumulated example of this. He would rather blame Bush for his problems than blame the situation in the World.

If you are a person who believes we should fight back against Muslim terrorism, accept the fact that a big chunk (50%?) of the American public won't agree with you.


9 posted on 05/13/2006 7:16:15 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: popdonnelly

I think that Gibson is getting his talking points from Hillary...

Hillary was giving a speech a few weeks ago....where she was accusing Bush of "fear-mongering" re: the war on terror, and Iraq...blah, blah.

As far as I am concerned, the dems have been fear-mongering for years, when they tell seniors that the Repulicans are going to take away their Medicare...and other scare tactics.


10 posted on 05/13/2006 7:21:14 PM PDT by Txsleuth
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To: popdonnelly

so Bush is now into 'human sacrifices'? Did I miss the news?


11 posted on 05/13/2006 7:23:39 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad
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To: Dale 1

I understand what he is saying. He is basicaly quoting Ben Franklin.

"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both. "

This does not exactly qualify him as a looney. The movie "The Patriot" shows his love for his country and its long lost principles.


12 posted on 05/13/2006 7:33:50 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Txsleuth

I loved Mel Gibson's, “Signs”, “We Were Soldiers', and “Passion of the Christ”, but now it looks like he is falling in line with the Hollywood hate/blame Bush crowd by calling Bush a fear monger. It was not fear that killed 3,000 people on 9-11. And what does Mel propose? That we bury our heads in the sand and hope our enemies leave us alone?


13 posted on 05/13/2006 7:36:54 PM PDT by Keflavik76
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To: Keflavik76

I know...I just don't get it...unless he HAS been spending too much time with the "Hollywood elites"...OR, that he feels like his career, or future projects might be in trouble if he keeps backing President Bush or conservatives values...


14 posted on 05/13/2006 7:40:03 PM PDT by Txsleuth
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To: Dale 1
The previews for his new movie looked pretty lame anyway. He must be worried that no one is going to go see his new stupid movie, so now he's trying to pander to the lunatic left in the hopes some of them will go see it. All he has accomplished is that his new movie will fail miserably now, since he has just ticked off a large percentage of the movie going public.

What an idiot.

15 posted on 05/13/2006 7:40:37 PM PDT by Left2Right ("Democracy isn't perfect, but other governments are so much worse")
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To: Left2Right
Well I am so disappointed, it seems Pres. Bush. et al were just fine when he was wineing, dining, showing pre-release of his wonderful film Passion of the Christ.

Now we are not needed any more, his hate Bush crowd is needed.
I will not go to see his film no matter how good it may be. Spell checker says wineing is wrong, but do not know how else to spell it.
16 posted on 05/13/2006 7:57:35 PM PDT by rose
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To: Txsleuth

“The Passion of Christ” was a mega hit without Hollywood backing. He is alienating his normal conservative movie audience by these statements, because there is no appeal in this movie for a conservative audience. The appeal will be for those that see Bush as a fear monger. Its all about getting the right crowd in to buy tickets. Its going to bomb BIG TIME.


17 posted on 05/13/2006 8:00:53 PM PDT by Keflavik76
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To: misterrob

His particular brand of Catholicism (not the Pope's Catholicism), really, truly hates America. That's the end of the deal.


18 posted on 05/13/2006 8:02:44 PM PDT by RuyDiaz (westernresistance.com)
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To: Txsleuth
I think Mel knows this movie will flop, so he has to generate some sort of buzz, even if it means abandoning any so-called beliefs he may have had in order to earn a buck.

A sell-out in the worst way.

19 posted on 05/13/2006 8:04:56 PM PDT by rintense
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To: Revel

The movie "The Patriot" does not show Gibson's love of the USofA, IMHO. It is full of lies! It shows Gibson's hate of England and its primary religion.


20 posted on 05/13/2006 8:05:23 PM PDT by Blake#1
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To: Dale 1
I guess my copy of Braveheart will need to go through the same shredder as my Springsteen CDs.
21 posted on 05/13/2006 8:08:10 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Never bring a knife to a gun fight, or a Democrat to do serious work...)
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To: Dale 1

I give no account to anything a performer, actor, impersonator, (aka - lier) has to say about anything outside of their profession. IMO if they want to say anything at all about politics they shouldnt even be allowed to vote. The only actors I still have respect for are the ones who have kept their mouths shut in "real life".


22 posted on 05/13/2006 8:10:48 PM PDT by Delta 21 ( MKC USCG - ret)
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To: Keflavik76; rintense

I haven't gone to a movie theater in YEARS....and at times like this I am so glad that none of these people have gotten my money.

What would Gibson and others have said it Bush acted like 9/11 was "no big deal"...and we had had another attack???

IMO, we need MORE reminders of 9/11, not less.


23 posted on 05/13/2006 8:11:25 PM PDT by Txsleuth
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To: Dale 1

As I said in another post about this, anything that is written in a UK rag makes me suspect.


24 posted on 05/13/2006 8:12:28 PM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: Txsleuth
Oh I agree. 9-11 has faded in the memories of many Americans. The reluctance over the movie 'United 93' is proof that many would rather forget what happened than to deal with the every day reality of it.

I will never forget.

Of course, I also know that all the bloviating by any Hollywood star- regardless of political affiliation- is usually timed to help promote something, and in essence, make money. This movie has failure written all over it. Mel's criticism of the President may make his movie a critical darling, but I just can't see the public at large embracing this movie as they did Passion of the Christ.

25 posted on 05/13/2006 8:17:14 PM PDT by rintense
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To: Txsleuth
"I haven't gone to a movie theater in YEARS....and at times like this I am so glad that none of these people have gotten my money.

What would Gibson and others have said it Bush acted like 9/11 was "no big deal"...and we had had another attack???

IMO, we need MORE reminders of 9/11, not less."

In light of your post above, I suggest you go to see United 93. In fact, I suggest it for everyone!

26 posted on 05/13/2006 8:20:45 PM PDT by TAdams8591
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To: Dale 1

Here is a Hollywood quote that my surprise some people. I have always liked Jack Nicholson for a lot of reasons. He does not give many interviews. But you have to like this quote.

Biography for
Jack Nicholson

Birth name
John Joseph Nicholson

"I'm very contra my constituency in terms of abortion because I'm positively against it. I don't have the right to any other view. My only emotion is gratitude, literally, for my life."

The entire biography can be found here.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000197/bio


27 posted on 05/13/2006 8:25:55 PM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: rose

whine?


28 posted on 05/13/2006 8:34:32 PM PDT by squibs
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To: Dale 1

WHo the hell is Barbara Streisnad, and is she related to Mr. Gigson?


29 posted on 05/13/2006 8:35:32 PM PDT by RobFromGa (In decline, the Driveby Media is thrashing about like dinosaurs caught in the tar pits.)
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To: peggybac

This source does sound suspect to me too. I don't know Mel's personal political opinion about Bush but this doesn't really add up with other interviews and statements he has made. I would be interested in Mel's opinion on immigration since he's lived much of his life in Australia. (He was born in New York).


30 posted on 05/13/2006 8:36:48 PM PDT by Rameumptom (Gen X = they killed 1 in 4 of us)
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To: Biblebelter

How did you like the folling:


" (Nickolson) Flew to Cuba and met with Fidel Castro in June 1998. While there, he also met with leaders of the Cuban film industry, enjoyed local restaurants, jazz clubs and visited a famous cigar factory. He left greatly impressed with the country and its Communist dictator, who he described as "a genius", though the luxuries he was treated to on the island are off-limits to most Cuban citizens."



31 posted on 05/13/2006 8:48:55 PM PDT by RedMonqey (People who don't who stand for something, will fall for anything.)
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To: Dale 1

Saves me a little money - one more hollyweird leftist that I get to boycott...


32 posted on 05/13/2006 9:11:36 PM PDT by awelliott
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To: MaryFromMichigan

Never heard of him.


33 posted on 05/13/2006 10:12:58 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Here to Help)
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To: Dale 1

Gigson???? Maybe you should ask the Admin. Moderator to fix this for you?

Or are we just supposed to have FUN with it?


34 posted on 05/13/2006 10:17:44 PM PDT by sissyjane (Don't be stuck on stupid!)
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To: Dale 1

Mel Gibson has always struck me as a maverick. This statement on President George Bush is certainly not shocking, if even a little bit surprising. Incidentally, there is not much context to read into this statement. It's hard to gather if Mel Gibson is just spurting free-wheeling commentary to a baiting reporter or if this is part of a deeply-felt anger.


35 posted on 05/13/2006 10:20:28 PM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: Rameumptom

" I don't know Mel's personal political opinion about Bush but this doesn't really add up with other interviews and statements he has made."

I agree. I can't see Mel saying something like this. Even if he felt this way, I would think he had enough class to keep his mouth shut. I won't believe he said these things until I hear him say it.


36 posted on 05/13/2006 10:29:13 PM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: rose

"wining"


37 posted on 05/13/2006 10:38:21 PM PDT by pawdoggie
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To: Revel
This does not exactly qualify him as a looney. The movie "The Patriot" shows his love for his country and its long lost principles.

His country? Australia? Or did he "re-become" an American citizen? Maybe he'll "become" Scots, and play off the Braveheart thing.

38 posted on 05/13/2006 10:42:22 PM PDT by pawdoggie
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To: Revel

I'd personally rather be free, but run the risk of dying in a terrorist attack.. then be unfree but safe, like the soviet union was in some ways.

My only complaint about 'Gigson' has always been that he is too anti-English.


39 posted on 05/13/2006 10:45:40 PM PDT by ran15
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To: Revel
"THE PATRIOT" was a crock; nothing but a tissue of lie and pure fiction, which those who know no factual history took to be "real".

Schools used to teach about the great "SWAMP FOX"; Francis Marion. I guess they no longer do.

And as to that much over/misused Franklin quote, old Ben would never have made it through WW II and neither would America, had America followed that hackneyed position.

40 posted on 05/13/2006 10:47:13 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Keflavik76

Wow, turns out the Mel is actually no smarter than that little fat Dixie Chick!! Who would have thunk.


41 posted on 05/13/2006 10:48:02 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: rose

whining


42 posted on 05/13/2006 10:48:34 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Blake#1

Exactly so.


43 posted on 05/13/2006 10:49:23 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: pawdoggie
Wine is fermented grapes. Wining is what one does, when they drink wine.

Whine is what children and some adults do, when they are petulant and don't get their own way. Whining is what some do, when they want what they aren't getting.

44 posted on 05/13/2006 10:54:50 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons
Wine is fermented grapes. Wining is what one does, when they drink wine. Whine is what children and some adults do, when they are petulant and don't get their own way. Whining is what some do, when they want what they aren't getting.

And your point is? "Rose" was wondering about the correct spelling of "wining", as in "wining and dining" (or, as you said, "the drinking of wine").

45 posted on 05/13/2006 10:59:53 PM PDT by pawdoggie
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To: pawdoggie

I was just giving the spelling to two words, which sound alike.


46 posted on 05/13/2006 11:30:30 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Delta 21

totally agree


47 posted on 05/14/2006 12:48:08 AM PDT by Mac1
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To: Dale 1

The only way some people will understand the threat to this nation is if the Administration stands aside and lets something happen. This " fear mongering" talk is a consequence of successfully defending this nation. But really now! Have the events of 9-11 become so much in the distant past?

Look past 9-11 and you'll see that Islamic terrorists have been attacking Americans and American interests for 40 years. If someone handed Mel Gibson a book on the history of this would Gibson accuse the person of "fear mongering"? I am surprised this comes from Mel Gibson.


48 posted on 05/14/2006 5:00:54 AM PDT by HankReardon
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To: HankReardon
The only way some people will understand the threat to this nation is if the Administration stands aside and lets something happen.

Alas, the administration is caught betwixt and between. Because should another attack happen, instead of recognizing the enemy for who and what they are, the left wil insist the attack happened because of Bush's misleadership.

49 posted on 05/14/2006 5:07:37 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (God bless our fine military and their families.)
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To: Dale 1
"....claiming the government callously plays on the nation's insecurities to maintain power....."

Perhaps Mel is referring to the tendency of republican party to simply demonize the democrats rather than actually addressing their own shortcomings?

It's been posted thousands of times right here on FR - "Just imagine what would happen if pelosi were speaker of the house...." etc.

It is important not to forget that Mel is an actor and a movie maker, just a man, not a demigod.

50 posted on 05/14/2006 5:19:57 AM PDT by WhiteGuy ("Every Generation needs a new revolution" - Jefferson)
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