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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 ^ | 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 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...

    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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 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, 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.