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  • SACRIFICE [Professors say Gibson's Apocalypto is biased against Mayan bloodletting]

    12/05/2006 11:45:28 PM PST · by freedomdefender · 144 replies · 7,663+ views
    Newsweek ^ | December 5, 2006 | Newsweek
    Let's get right to the point, shall we? About halfway through Mel Gibson's movie "Apocalypto," which opens this week, viewers are treated to a stomach-turning scene of human sacrifice, set in a Mayan city around 1500. It's not revealing too much to say that the movie's hero is captured by a gang of marauders, bound, marched through the jungle, painted blue, and forced to the top of a pyramid where heads roll. In a smaller version of the outrage and skepticism that preceded the opening of "The Passion of the Christ"—is it historically accurate? is it anti-Semitic?—scholars who study the...
  • 'Apocalypto' Is More 'Mad Max' Than Mayan

    12/01/2006 3:38:06 AM PST · by AmericaUnited · 229 replies · 5,100+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 01, 2006 | Roger Friedman
    'Apocalypto' Is More 'Mad Max' Than Mayan With the subtlety of several thousand flying mallets and arrows, here comes Mel Gibson's "Apocalypto," a two hour plus torture-fest so violent that women and children will be headed to the doors faster than you can say "duck" when the film opens on Dec. 8th. Indeed, 'Apocalypto' is the most violent movie Disney has ever released, with so much blood spurting out of orifices that even Martin Scorsese would blush. If you've ever wondered what it would be like to see heads and hearts removed without anesthesia, then this is the movie for...
  • 'Apocalypto': Bloody lessons

    12/08/2006 1:21:21 PM PST · by Lorianne · 29 replies · 3,051+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | Dec. 8, 2006 | GEOFF PEVERE
    Starring Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernandez, Jonathan Brewer, Morris Birdyellowhead, Carlos Emilio Baez. Written by Mel Gibson and Farhad Safinia. Directed by Mel Gibson. Mel Gibson's new movie is a dubiously cautionary historical spectacle that gushes along on torrents of blood. A speculative fable on the fall of Mayan civilization with its eye allegedly cocked toward present geopolitical troubles, Apocalypto will strike some as a comment on the imminent collapse of global society as we know it, and others as a sign that it's already a done deal — surely, this is exactly the kind of gory amusement that jazzed the...
  • Mel Gibson Finds Eternal GORY in 'Apocalypto' Movie

    12/08/2006 4:56:23 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 132 replies · 4,016+ views
    Mel Gibson is sicker than we thought. As his new film "Apocalypto" makes clear, he's not just a drinker and a raving anti-Semite, but a man with a grotesque appetite for human suffering and an enormous talent for exploiting it. There was great violence in "Braveheart," too, but it was cloaked in historical context. And the stripping of Jesus' flesh in "The Passion of the Christ" had the cover of Scripture. But "Apocalypto" exists solely as an action-adventure and a deft cinematic demonstration of man's capacity for cruelty. This is the true passion of Mel. If you can take unflinching...
  • Mel Gibson tells Diane Sawyer he hasn't had a drink in 65 days

    10/10/2006 9:51:24 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 112 replies · 2,402+ views
    KESQ News Channel 3 & AP ^ | October 10, 2006
    LOS ANGELES Mel Gibson calls his anti-Semitic rant following his arrest for drunk driving in July "the stupid ramblings of a drunkard." In an interview with Diane Sawyer set to air on "Good Morning America" on Thursday and Friday, Gibson says while staying sober is a struggle, he has not had a drink in 65 days. He adds that he plans to continue making movies and working to heal himself and those he offended. In a partial transcript of the interview released by A-B-C, Gibson says "All you can do is take another step, keep breathing." The interview with Sawyer...
  • Richards Apologizes for Racial Slurs (Story Says Mel Gibson's Tirade More Newsworthy)

    11/21/2006 3:19:45 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 179 replies · 4,836+ views
    AP Television News ^ | 20 Nov 06 | LYNN ELBER
    LOS ANGELES - Michael Richards said Monday he spewed racial epithets during a stand-up comedy routine because he lost his cool while being heckled and not because he's a bigot. In this photo released by CBS, comedian Jerry Seinfeld talks with host David Letterman during tapping of the "Late Show with David Letterman," on Monday, Nov. 20, 2006 in New York. Also during the show, Seinfeld's former co-star Michael Richards appeared via satellite from California and attempted to explain a weekend stand-up comedy routine where he repeatedly used racial epithets in an apparent rageful response to hecklers, a video of...
  • Mel Gibson Tops 'Frigid' List

    11/20/2006 1:31:28 PM PST · by Millee · 11 replies · 592+ views
    AP ^ | 11/20/06 | Staff
    Oh, how the hot and powerful have turned cold and weak -- at least that's the assessment of Mel Gibson by FilmThreat online. The site has named Gibson No. 1 among the "least-powerful, least-inspiring, least-intriguing people in all of Tinseltown." The dishonor comes, of course, because of the anti-Semitic remarks he made during his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving. The site said "who cares" to his upcoming movie, "Apocalypto." Also on the Film Threat's "Frigid 50: The Coldest People in Hollywood" is Borat, because the site says there's no future for him, actress Lindsay Lohan and the Internet phenomenon...
  • Mel Gibson vs. Michael Richards at the Los Angeles Times

    11/23/2006 8:25:06 PM PST · by infoguy · 55 replies · 2,626+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 23 November 2006 | Dave Pierre
    We all know about actor Michael Richards' racial epithets at last Friday night's performance at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. But yesterday, this exclusive TMZ.com article revealed that the three-time Emmy-award-winning actor had also hurled anti-Semitic slurs at the Improv comedy club in April of this year. According to the piece, Richards yelled at an audience member, "You f***ing Jew. You people are the cause of Jesus dying." And here's the kicker: Richards' own representative has confirmed that this actually happened.So how did the Los Angeles Times cover this latest revelation in today's paper (Thursday, November 23, 2006)? They...
  • MEL GIBSON SLAMS MICHAEL RICHARDS OVER RACIAL EPITHETS

    11/23/2006 8:41:20 AM PST · by Hal1950 · 27 replies · 3,093+ views
    Hollywood — Mel Gibson is demanding that Michael Richards be blacklisted in Hollywood after the former “Seinfeld” actor unleashed a string of racial epithets during a stand-up routine. “As celebrities, we have to be particularly careful with our words,” said Gibson. “He should have his Jew lawyer issue an apology ASAP.” The 57-year-old actor-comedian, best known for playing Jerry Seinfeld’s eccentric neighbor Kramer on the hit TV show “Seinfeld,” was performing at the Laugh Factory in West Hollywood on Friday night when he went into the verbal rampage. Richards, responding to heckling from two black members of the audience, unleashed...
  • Law & Order (Chevy Chase Plays Mel Gibson Ripped Off The Headlines Alert) (Vanity)

    11/03/2006 10:06:28 PM PST · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 897+ views
    Drunken celebrity accuses detective of being a "Jew Cop." That sounds familiar alright - only on Law & Order. Ripped from the headlines!
  • Mel Gibson Did It Again!

    10/19/2006 4:01:14 PM PDT · by flixxx · 140 replies · 5,670+ views
    foxnews ^ | Thursday , October 19, 2006 | Father Jonathan Morris
    Never before had I made an intercontinental flight to see a movie. But that's what I did this month when I accepted Mel Gibson's invitation to preview and critique his new film “Apocalypto,” scheduled to appear in theaters on December 8th. I didn't make the trek across the ocean for entertainment value. My work as a consultant on and off the set of Gibson's “Passion of the Christ,” gave me a new appreciation of the power of well-made, serious, and widely-distributed movies. They influence culture. They affect the way we think about the story they tell. Sometimes they warp our...
  • Mel Gibson's Arresting Officer Under Investigation

    10/17/2006 7:35:59 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 29 replies · 1,359+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | October 17, 2006 | James Hirsen
    Deputy James Mee, the arresting officer in the now famous Mel Gibson DUI case, is the subject of an investigation. The investigation involves the possible leaking to the media of confidential information relating to the pending (at the time) investigation of Gibson. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has confirmed to the entertainment reporting network TMZ, that a search warrant was obtained for a raid of Deputy Mee's residence. The search took place on Sept. 13, and Mee's computer, phone records, and other documents were seized. Evidently, the Sheriff's Department conducted the search because of a belief that Deputy Mee...
  • Gibson links anti-Jewish rant with Lebanon war

    10/14/2006 6:50:10 PM PDT · by familyop · 17 replies · 885+ views
    Reuters by way of Ynetnews ^ | 13OCT06 | Reuters
    Hollywood superstar tells Good Morning America last summer’s anti-Semitic outburst grew out of his concerns over violence raging between Israel, Hizbullah Actor Mel Gibson says his drunken, anti-Semitic outburst at police this past summer may have stemmed in part from lingering resentment he harbored over the barrage of Jewish criticism leveled at his 2004 film “The Passion of the Christ.” In an interview aired Friday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Gibson also suggested that his statement to police that “Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world” grew out of his concerns over the violence raging between Israel...
  • Rivers: 'Gibson should die'

    10/14/2006 6:53:56 PM PDT · by familyop · 187 replies · 4,732+ views
    IrelandOn-Line ^ | 14OCT06 | IrelandOn-Line
    Jewish comedienne Joan Rivers has launched a scathing attack on Mel Gibson, insisting the actor should "die" for the anti-Semitic comments he made to police officers who arrested him for drink driving in July. The outspoken comic urges people to boycott Gibson's TV interviews with newswoman Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America, because the exposure will only help to heal the actor/director's tarnished public image. She tells Celebrity Week: "He is an anti-Semitic son of a bitch. He should f**king die. "I think everyone should not watch the interview with Diane Sawyer. The hypocrisy is what I hate. You know...
  • Mel Gibson "Good Morning America" Diane Sawyer Interview pt1

    10/13/2006 4:19:42 PM PDT · by Screamname · 4 replies · 466+ views
    youtube.com ^ | 10/13/2006 | ABC
    Just curious when Diane Sawyer is going to grill former Democrat Presidential candidates Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson like this on their anti-semitic comments, which I might add seem to come out almost on a yearly basis. Or Hillary Clinton.. Oh wait, excuse me, Hillary moved on to calling Ghandi a gas station attendant, that doesn`t count. Or how about Leonard Jeffries or Louis Farrakhan or the latest U.N. toast of the town, Iraninan President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The last time I seen grilling like was with the 911 commission when they decided to call NYC firefighters "Boy scouts".
  • Mel Gibson

    09/28/2006 11:06:47 AM PDT · by Sabramerican · 28 replies · 850+ views
    Politicalmavens ^ | Sept 2006 | Mark Judge
    Mel Gibson By Mark Judge So now Mel Gibson is trashing the war effort. As reported on the Today show, New York Times and everywhere, he has called the death of American troops in Iraq “human sacrafice.” I have no idea how many folks politicalmavens.com reaches, so this could be a cry in the wilderness, but: folks, this is not a story. There is a certain segment of the conservative Catholic right that is strongly anti-war. Check out the magazine New Oxford Review (linked at the bottom). Like Mel, the NOR has been accused of anti-Semitism. They are more hysterical...
  • Mel Gibson predicts fall of U.S. [A strange analysis, relax and enjoy the ride before it all ends]

    10/04/2006 12:06:53 PM PDT · by SJackson · 118 replies · 3,930+ views
    Arab American News ^ | 10-4-06 | Neal AbuNab
    Sometimes it feels like we're always in a race with time. We're always in a hurry to get things done or racing to get somewhere fast or just trying to meet somebody else's deadline. Being in a hurry is part of our nature. Impatience to fulfill our most basic needs is imbued in our creation. A baby cries forcefully demanding its milk while a fully-grown corporate executive pounds his fist on the table demanding work be done. We're always racing but we never seem to catch up. Now, superstar Mel Gibson is telling us to relax and enjoy the ride...
  • Gibson leak prompts home search

    10/12/2006 10:12:55 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 14 replies · 1,230+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 13 October 2006
    THE sheriff's deputy who arrested actor Mel Gibson for drunken driving has had his home searched by fellow officers investigating how a police account of the actor's anti-Semitic tirade was made public, it was reported today. Acting on a search warrant obtained by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, investigators raided the home of Deputy James Mee on September 13 and seized his computer, telephone records and other documents, according to the celebrity web site TMZ.com. TMZ, citing unnamed department sources for its report, said the search warrant remains under seal and the outcome of the search has not been...
  • Warrant Served in Mel Gibson Case

    10/12/2006 11:51:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 80 replies · 2,839+ views
    TMZ ^ | 10-12-06
    TMZ has learned the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has gone after the deputy who arrested Mel Gibson with a vengeance. At the same time, it appears little has been done to determine if top brass gave Gibson special treatment and deceived the media. Sheriff's sources confirm to TMZ that the Department obtained a search warrant and raided the home of Deputy James Mee on September 13th. We're told deputies went inside and took Mee's computer, phone records and other documents. Sheriff's Department sources say the Department got the warrant because officials believed Deputy Mee leaked four pages of the...
  • The New Anti-Semitism and the Sermon of Hate

    10/01/2006 5:27:30 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 283+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 10/01/06 | Purple Mountains
    I have posted on my blog this morning a video of a Palestinian Imam preaching a sermon - followed by an excerpt from a recent column on "The New Anti-Semitism" by Victor Davis Hanson and some of my comments. It helps to explain the actions by Reuters and the AP during the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict and some other questionable incidents.
  • Chevy Chase To Channel Mel Gibson In New 'Law & Order'

    09/27/2006 7:04:15 PM PDT · by Panerai · 23 replies · 504+ views
    Access Hollywood ^ | 09/27/2006
    NEW YORK (September 26, 2006) - Chevy Chase has done a lot of impressions over the years, but now he'll channel Mel Gibson in an upcoming episode of "Law & Order." Chase will guest star as a celebrity who is pulled over for drunk driving while wearing blood-soaked clothes, and whose religious prejudice comes out after his arrest. The idea for the "ripped from the headlines" episode appears to be loosely based upon Gibson's DUI arrest in July. Chase began filming his scenes this week, NBC announced. The episode (titled "In Vino Veritas") is slated to air on Friday, November...
  • "Law & Order" draws inspiration from Mel Gibson

    09/26/2006 8:40:06 PM PDT · by jdm · 10 replies · 694+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sept 27, 2006
    While Mel Gibson secretly roams the United States testing reaction to his latest movie, "Apocalypto," one of television's longest running shows has decided to incorporate his recent legal troubles into an episode. Staying true to its "ripped from the headlines" style, "Law & Order," says it will air an episode on November 3 starring comedian Chevy Chase as a celebrity who is pulled over for drunk driving and then delivers an anti-Semitic rant at the arresting officers. But "Law & Order" creator Dick Wolf said that while a viewer could draw comparisons to Gibson's anti-Semitic comments after being arrested for...
  • Mel Gibson's standing ovation ( APOCALYPTO, His latest movie )

    09/25/2006 11:17:05 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 73 replies · 2,809+ views
    LIFE STYLE EXTRA ^ | 09/25/2006
    Mel Gibson's standing ovation Monday, 25th September 2006, 12:23 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LIFE STYLE EXTRA (UK) - Mel Gibson received a standing ovation at a preview for his new movie, 'Apocalypto'. The actor-director - who has kkept a low profile since making anti-Semitic comments and being charged with drink-driving - made a surprise appearance at a screening of the Mayan adventure film at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas on Friday (22.09.06). Addressing the crowd, Mel drew parallels between the movie's subject matter and today's world saying: "The precursors to a civilization that's going under are the same, time and time again. "What's...
  • Mel campaigns for new movie, against war in Iraq

    09/24/2006 8:40:30 PM PDT · by paltz · 195 replies · 6,703+ views
    REUTERS ^ | 9/24/06 | REUTERS
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mel Gibson has returned to the spotlight to promote his upcoming movie "Apocalypto," and to criticize the war in Iraq, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Almost two months after he railed against Jews when he was arrested for driving drunk in Malibu, the actor made a surprise appearance Friday at Fantastic Fest, an event in Austin, Texas, devoted to new science fiction, horror and fantasy films, the trade paper said in its Monday edition. He presented a work-in-progress screening of his Mayan adventure tale, and then took questions. About one-third of the full house gathered for...
  • Gibson takes 'Apocalypto' to Oklahoma

    09/23/2006 7:10:53 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 111 replies · 2,644+ views
    The Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | Sat Sep 23, 2006 | Anon
    Actor and director Mel Gibson visited two Oklahoma towns this week to attend screenings of his new movie, "Apocalypto." Gibson did not make a public appearance during screenings held at the Riverwind Casino in Goldsby and Cameron University in Lawton. At the entrance of the casino — where the film was shown Friday to a mostly American Indian audience — reporters were kept behind partitions. He arrived at Cameron on Thursday morning wearing a mask and wig so he wouldn't be noticed, university spokeswoman Amber McNeil said. Jhane Myers, an Oklahoma City-based publicist who escorted Gibson, issued a statement saying...
  • Mel Gibson's Daughter Weds Guitarist

    09/22/2006 3:04:23 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 19 replies · 2,889+ views
    http://www.comcast.net ^ | 9 19 06 | associated press
    LOS ANGELES - Mel Gibson's only daughter, Hannah, married blues-rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd this weekend. Gibson, 26, and Shepherd, 29, of Benton, La., exchanged vows in California on Saturday, People magazine reported on its Web site. Shepherd's albums include "Ledbetter Heights" and "Live On." He proposed to Gibson on New Year's Eve 2004 in Rome, according to The Times of Shreveport, La. Gibson, 50, and his wife, Robyn, have seven children. Hannah is their oldest child and only daughter. The wedding came almost two months after Gibson, 50, star of the "Lethal Weapon" movies and director of "The Passion...
  • Peter Jackson Takes Over Mel Gibson’s Movie

    08/31/2006 8:45:18 PM PDT · by Hal1950 · 99 replies · 2,153+ views
    Another movie coming up from famous director Peter Jackson who announced that he’s gathering a team for a “Dam Busters” remake. As a child, Peter Jackson said he was a real fan of the 1954 version of “Dam Busters”, a movie based on the book with the same name written by Paul Brickhill, which revolved around inventor Barnes Wallis and mission commander Guy Gibson. He was 12 when he watched the movie for the first time. “I always thought that out of all the World War II true stories this is one of the most extraordinary," Jackson, a longtime aviation...
  • Reiner: Gibson Must Come Clean on 'Passion' (Meathead Now Speaking for Jews Everywhere)

    08/27/2006 12:50:32 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 99 replies · 2,291+ views
    Reiner: Gibson, Come Clean on `Passion' LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mel Gibson's apology for making drunken anti-Semitic remarks isn't enough to redeem him, actor-producer Rob Reiner said. The actor also must acknowledge that "his work reflects anti-Semitism," particularly the 2004 hit movie "The Passion of the Christ," Reiner told Associated Press Radio. "When he comes to the understanding that he has done that, and can come out and say, you know, 'My views have been reflected in my work and I feel bad that I've done that,' then that will be the beginning of some reconciliation for him," Reiner said....
  • Reiner: Gibson must acknowledge "Passion" was anti-Semitic

    08/25/2006 5:26:34 PM PDT · by Hal1950 · 60 replies · 1,356+ views
    Asssociated Press ^ | Aug. 25, 2006
    (AP) Mel Gibson's apology for making drunken anti-Semitic remarks isn't enough to redeem him, actor-producer Rob Reiner said. The actor also must acknowledge that "his work reflects anti-Semitism," particularly the 2004 hit movie "The Passion of the Christ," Reiner told Associated Press Radio.
  • Target's Hip Online "Red Hot Shop" ZINGS Mel Gibson and Bill Cosby In Product Promos

    "All's Fair in Love and Retail" begins the Flash Promo for the Red Hot Shop found on Target.com. "Our significant other, who we lovingly refer to as "Boopy", tried to put us on a shopping allowance once. That went over about as well as Mel Gibson doing stand-up at a synagogue. So we met half way: We could keep shopping and "Boopy" could keep walking. Good trade, eh?"Now push the Downward Arrow and a puppy dressed in a "rainbow" (hmmm...) crocheted sweater comes into view. Target's Red Hot Shop "rainbow" pup sweater promo reads: "Remember those butt-ugly sweaters Bill...
  • Mel Gibson pleads no contest in DUI case

    08/17/2006 12:22:49 PM PDT · by SF Republican · 65 replies · 1,364+ views
    AP ^ | 8/17/06
    Mel Gibson pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor drunken-driving charge Thursday and was sentenced to three years' probation, the district attorney's office said. Gibson did not appear but entered the plea through his attorney before Superior Court Judge Lawrence Mira, Deputy District Attorney Gina Satriano said in a statement. Two counts in the original three-count complaint were dismissed, and Gibson volunteered to do public-service announcements on the hazards of drinking and driving, and to immediately enter rehabilitation, Satriano said. The arraignment was originally scheduled for Sept. 28 but was moved up at the request of Gibson's attorney. Gibson was stopped...
  • Hollywood's double standard

    08/25/2006 2:46:42 AM PDT · by Clive · 10 replies · 1,244+ views
    National Post ^ | 2006-08-25 | Michael Coren
    As a Roman Catholic with three Jewish grandparents, I'm far more angry with Hollywood than I am with Mel Gibson, who is now the talk of a Hollywood boycott. The reason I'm more annoyed with Hollywood? Gibson was drunk when he made his obnoxious comments about Jews and has since apologized. Most celebrities are sober when they make bigoted remarks about Christians and rarely even offer an attempt at contrition. Last year Comedy Central hired comedian Dennis Leary to host something called "Merry F#%$in' Christmas," in which Leary said: "Listen, Christmas is built on a line of bullsh-t. Do I...
  • Mel, Kofi and Me

    08/07/2006 8:16:18 AM PDT · by APRPEH · 5 replies · 456+ views
    AISH HaTORAH ^ | 7 August 2006 | Rabbi Avi Shafran
    Like soft drinks and poison, anti-Semitism comes in various flavors and strengths. It is easy and tempting to wax cynical about Mel Gibson, the once-famously outraged-for-being-called-an-anti-Semite Hollywood powerhouse who recently, under the revealing effects of alcohol, proved his erstwhile accusers to have if anything underestimated the depth of his animus for Jews. And, indeed, cynics abound. I am not among them. Not that I am beyond cynicism, unfortunately. But Mr. Gibson's apology, in which he disowned his drunken diatribe and asked the Jewish community to help him in "the process of understanding where those vicious words came from," cannot be...
  • (Denis) Leary & (Lenny) Clarke a big hit in Sox’ out-of-control booth

    08/17/2006 1:21:28 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 17 replies · 1,160+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/17/06 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
    Inquiring minds want to know: Did Red Sox TV guys Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy catch some heat from their NESN bosses for letting “Rescue Me” stars Denis Leary and Lenny Clarke go wild in the broadcast booth Tuesday night? The FX funnymen, who were on the air to promote Leary’s Firefighters Foundation, went on a hilarious three-minute rant about Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis, who is Jewish, and Mel Gibson, who checked into rehab after a drunken, anti-Semitic tirade. Although Orsillo and Remy completely lost it, laughing uncontrollably during the boys’ diatribe, at the end of the bit Clarke...
  • No temple apology by Gibson – for now

    08/20/2006 6:56:00 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 34 replies · 656+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | August 19, 2006
    A Los Angeles rabbi, who gained attention by inviting Mel Gibson to attend Yom Kippur services at his synagogue to apologize for anti-Semitic statements made during a July 29 arrest for drunk driving, has been rebuffed by the publicist for the actor and director, saying the public nature of the request has been inappropriate. Rabbi David Baron, of Temple of the Arts, this week told TMZ, the entertainment-focused website that first broke the story of Gibson's DUI arrest and anti-Semitic outburst, that Gibson had officially declined an invitation to apologize before his congregation. On Aug. 1, Gibson issued a statement,...
  • Clergy Still Like Gibson's Movie

    08/19/2006 10:11:39 AM PDT · by Hal1950 · 9 replies · 653+ views
    It has taken a couple of weeks, but the reviews from evangelical Christian leaders about Mel Gibson's latest performance are now in. Gibson's drunken remarks about "(expletive) Jews" being responsible for "all the wars in the world," which the actor made to a Los Angeles sheriff's deputy who pulled him over on July 28, were "hurtful and unfortunate" (James Dobson), "reprehensible . . . shameful" (the Rev. James Merritt) and "cause for concern" (the Rev. Ted Haggard). But has the actor-director's intemperate speech by the side of a highway prompted any prominent evangelical leader to voice second thoughts about the...
  • Gibson: No thanks, rabbi

    08/19/2006 10:04:35 AM PDT · by Hal1950 · 35 replies · 1,175+ views
    People News ^ | 19 August 2006
    Mel Gibson has politely turned down the chance to publicly apologise in a Los Angeles synagogue for anti-Semitic comments he made last month. The 50-year-old Braveheart star has already apologised for acting confrontationally towards police officers when he was picked up for drink-driving on California's Pacific coast highway near Malibu. Gibson blamed his 'horrific relapse' into the alcoholism which has cursed him throughout his adult life for the anti-Semitic comments he made then. Now it seems he has not intention of repeating that public apology on Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement, as Rabbi David Baron has suggested. Alan...
  • Mel Gibson does deal on DUI

    08/18/2006 9:59:50 AM PDT · by Hal1950 · 201 replies · 2,631+ views
    Life Style UK ^ | 18 August 2006
    LIFE STYLE EXTRA (UK) - Mel Gibson has escaped jail after pleading guilty to drunk driving. The 'Mad Max' star agreed a plea bargain with prosecutors on Thursday (17.08.06) and in return was given three years probation, ordered to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and told to enrol in an alcohol abuse programme for three months. Mel - who was also fined $1,300 and had his driving license restricted for 90 days - was arrested on July 28 after being pulled over on Pacific Coast Highway, in Maui, for speeding. He then launched into an anti-Semitic tirade, during which he allegedly...
  • LENGTHY MEL GIBSON CODES [BIBLE CODE 2004] PRESAGE DUI INCIDENT [Fascinating examples in details]

    08/17/2006 6:56:14 PM PDT · by Quix · 66 replies · 1,202+ views
    [Quix note: The green bold emphases are in the original. But I'm too tired to code them here or even to pour it through Word to do it. Sorry. I did use some spacing, paragraphing for emphasis on the fly] = = = = = = Lengthy Mel Gibson Codes Presage DUI Incident The May 2004 issue of Bible Code Digest (BCD) featured an article http://www.biblecodedigest.com/page.php/232 [May 2004 original article] describing a 146-letter-long code about Mel Gibson. This astonishing code portrayed him as being guilty of something and of being "rotten." Interwoven codes further described him as hurrying and insulting...
  • Mel Gibson is a Jew-hater, but the president of Iran is not?!

    08/17/2006 4:56:52 PM PDT · by fanfan · 33 replies · 1,000+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | Thursday, August 17, 2006 | Larry Elder
    When is a Jew-hater not a Jew-hater? Actor Mel Gibson's "Jews cause all the wars" drunk driving tirade elicited a coast-to-coast butt-whupping. A contrite Mel Gibson apologized -- twice -- entered rehab and asked to speak with prominent Jewish figures to map out a "path for healing." But last Sunday, a puzzled Gibson probably cut off his television, shouting, "Where's CBS's Mike Wallace when I need him?" In a file photo Mel Gibson talks about his film "The Passion of the Christ" after accepting the Motion Picture Award during the Catholics in Media Awards ceremony, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, in...
  • The Uses of Anti-Semitism

    08/16/2006 12:10:34 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 2 replies · 331+ views
    Politics Central ^ | 8/16/06 | Nelson Ascher
    In this essay, exclusive to PJM, Nelson Ascher observes, We are spending precious time getting surprised or scared, wondering about the hatred itself, its depth and extension. That’s important, but not what’s most important right now. What we need to understand is that this hatred is being once again used cynically to obtain certain results. We all have spent too much time talking about the widespread anti-Semitism in the Muslim world and discovering, to our surprise, that many in the West actually share this feeling, while many more couldn’t really care less. This is a mistaken approach. Instead of trying...
  • Weaver Backs 'Decent Guy' Gibson

    08/14/2006 9:14:24 PM PDT · by Hal1950 · 31 replies · 1,948+ views
    BBC News ^ | 14 August 2006
    Actress Sigourney Weaver has become the latest Hollywood celebrity to speak out in defence of Mel Gibson in the wake of his anti-Semitic comments. "He was always such a decent guy when I worked with him," said the 56-year-old, who starred with the actor in 1982 film The Year of Living Dangerously. "I didn't notice any bigotry in him whatsoever," she added. "He was one of the nicest guys I've ever worked with." Weaver was speaking in London ahead of a visit to the Edinburgh Film Festival. The Alien and Ghostbusters star will be interviewed on stage on Wednesday in...
  • If we're purging society of anti-Semites, why is Bob Novak still credible?

    08/13/2006 1:29:20 AM PDT · by Sarah · 35 replies · 1,386+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | August 11, 2006 | Jackie Mason
    In every generation there arises a radical new anti-Semite who uses the pulpit of the popular media to explain (in the most dramatic and seductive terms) how the current world crisis can be explained in just three words: "It's the Jews." In this nation, over the years, we've seen a succession of such Americans who occupy a place of honor in this "Hall of Shame": Father Coughlin, Henry Ford, Charles Lindbergh, and George Lincoln Rockwell, among others. And today, the Jew- hating bigot of the moment is unquestionably a man of the press himself ostensibly unbiased Robert Novak. IRAQ Novak...
  • Disney confirms distribution of Gibson film

    08/12/2006 1:19:42 PM PDT · by Hal1950 · 33 replies · 810+ views
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Walt Disney Co. will distribute "Apocalypto," a Mayan-language film by actor-director Mel Gibson, as planned on December 8, a Walt Disney Studios spokeswoman said on Friday. That confirmation refutes recent media and Internet reports that family-oriented Disney wanted to sell distribution rights to the film to another studio to distance itself from the controversy over anti-Semitic remarks Gibson made when he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving last month in Malibu, California. "It's not true," Disney spokeswoman Heidi Trotta said of the reports. Disney had no role in producing the film, a thriller with...
  • Christians are Jews' best friends

    08/12/2006 1:09:21 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 58 replies · 1,274+ views
    Toronto Sun (Canada) ^ | Sat, August 12, 2006 | MICHAEL COREN
    Christians are Jews' best friends Toronto Sun Sat, August 12, 2006 By MICHAEL COREN One of the most difficult things about spending time in Israel is returning home, as I did two weeks ago. As dangerous as life might be in the Jewish state at the moment, daily existence is layered in significance. Then it's back to North America, where the trivial is made to seem profound. I refer to Mel Gibson's drunken stupidity when he made various repugnant comments about Jewish people. As a Roman Catholic with three Jewish grandparents, and someone who worries every day about the...
  • James Dobson Lends Support to Mel Gibson

    08/12/2006 9:02:24 AM PDT · by churchillbuff · 44 replies · 1,043+ views
    AP via AOL ^ | Aug. 11 06 | AP
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 11) - Focus on the Family ministry founder James Dobson spoke in support Thursday of Mel Gibson and his film, "The Passion of the Christ," saying Gibson's drunken tirade during a traffic stop had nothing to do with "one of the finest films of this era." Gibson, 50, was arrested for drunken driving Aug. 1 in Malibu, Calif., and launched an anti-Semitic rant toward the arresting deputy. Gibson reportedly said, "The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world," and asked him, "Are you a Jew?" Dobson said in a statement that "we certainly...
  • A bit of perspective... courtesy of Britney Spears, Mel Gibson, and my lovely wife.

    08/12/2006 8:20:35 AM PDT · by connell · 385+ views
    ModernConservative.com ^ | Christopher Cook
    Sometimes it helps to take a step back and see the big picture. One way my wife does this is by regularly reminding us both of how lucky we are to be Americans. This has the salutary effect of making a lot of our problems---problems that seemed bigger the moment before---appear in a larger context to be not so bad. A lot of people worry about money. As we are chasing it, needing it, not having enough of it, we start to imagine how good it would be to be very wealthy. And I will say that if one starts...
  • Think Before You Drink - Talking under the influence? They’re still your words.

    08/11/2006 12:37:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies · 725+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 11, 2006 | Keith Humphreys & Sally Satel
    News of Mel Gibson’s expletive-laced, alcohol-soaked rant loosed a torrent of contempt for the actor. He was condemned as an anti-Semite by the Anti Defamation League, Hollywood powerbrokers (prominent among them Ari “Now we know the truth” Emanuel), and an assortment of pundits. These accusers subscribe to the in vino veritas school, which teaches that drinking reveals the authentic self. But does it? Is alcohol a truth serum or “a maker of madness,” as Jack London once put it? We know that intoxication can be accompanied by aggression. When faced with a frustrating task research subjects given two or three...
  • Republican candidate distances himself from Mel Gibson's support

    08/09/2006 6:33:56 PM PDT · by South40 · 10 replies · 275+ views
    The Mercury News ^ | 8/9/06 | MARCUS WOHLSEN
    SACRAMENTO - The Republican candidate for lieutenant governor on Wednesday lambasted Mel Gibson's anti-Semitic tirade, distancing himself further from the actor-director a day after his campaign said it would no longer use a fundraising letter written by Gibson. Speaking after an appearance at a Christian youth rally on the Capitol steps, state Sen. Tom McClintock called Gibson's remarks about Jews "horrible and despicable." "I deplore them and I disassociate myself completely from them," McClintock said. Gibson has admitted to an anti-Semitic outburst, blaming Jews for "all the wars in the world," after being pulled over for speeding in Malibu shortly...
  • How will Mel Gibson make Amends

    08/09/2006 6:43:03 PM PDT · by brigada · 57 replies · 898+ views
    Townhall ^ | August 9, 2006 | Brent Bozell
    HOW WILL MEL GIBSON MAKE AMENDS? (PART II) ADVERTISEMENT Last week in this space I addressed the Mel Gibson bigotry issue and tried to put it in its proper perspective, to wit: As awful as his anti-Semitic remarks were, they pale in comparison to the anti-Christian, and more specifically, anti-Catholic bigotry raging within some elements of the entertainment community. But this doesn't exculpate Gibson. He said what he said. Twice he has apologized publicly and profusely, and some, like long-time nemesis Abe Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League, have accepted Gibson's act of contrition. Others, like Jewish super agent Ari Emanuel,...