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  • Alan Dershowitz tries to get noted child rapist, Roman Polanski off the hook in US courts

    12/17/2014 1:24:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/17/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Back around Halloween we once again narrowly missed a chance to drag confessed pedophile and child rapist Roman Polanski back to the United States to face justice for his monstrous crimes when Poland refused to honor our requests. That was undoubtedly a frustrating experience for many observers, but it won’t hold a candle to how most of us will feel if celebrity attorney Alan Dershowitz has his way. He is seeking to throw the case out entirely so that the known sex offender can freely travel back and forth to America. Alan M. Dershowitz, a lawyer whose celebrity clients...
  • Poland fails to arrest Roman Polanski… again

    10/31/2014 5:54:38 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 9 replies
    HotAir ^ | October 31, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Convicted child rapist and pedophile Roman Polanski found himself once again briefly detained by authorities in Poland this week. And yet again, he was released despite requests from the United States to hold him for extradition. But before getting to the details, it’s worth pausing for a moment to note how CNN chose to describe the situation. Famed film director Roman Polanski, wanted in the United States for having sex with a minor in the 1970s, was questioned this week by Polish authorities but allowed to leave after the interview. Yes, I suppose you could choose to say that he...
  • Obama Golfing Buddy Personifies Ex-Im Bank’s Problems

    08/21/2014 7:54:31 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 4 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | August 21, 2014 | Lachlan Markay
    Robert Wolf bundled over a million dollars for Obama, got a WH appointment, and is cashing in on his connections As economists and policy wonks debate the merits of U.S. export financing, critics of one controversial program are warning of more subtle consequences exemplified, they say, by one of the president’s golfing buddies. Robert Wolf joined the president on the links this month in Martha’s Vineyard, the latest of his frequent outings with the president. The foursome also included private equity financier Glenn Hutchins and Cyrus Walker, cousin of White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.
  • Rosemary’s Baby: A Warning to the Curious

    01/17/2014 4:39:15 AM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | January 17, 2014 | K. V. Turley
    Unexpectedly, I came across a reference to NBC re-making Rosemary’s Baby into a four-hour mini-series; press reports suggest that shooting has already begun this month. With this news, a fear began to grip as my thoughts returned to the original.Strange tales grow up around movies. Like many before and since, Rosemary’s Baby has had its fair share. There is one, however, regarding that 1968 movie that to this day, continues to disquiet, revealing as it does a tale seemingly darker than that which transpired upon the screen.Sharon Tate was one of the “faces” of the 1960s—like Christie and Bardot;...
  • Mia and Ronan Farrow Slam Golden Globes' Woody Allen Tribute Via Twitter

    01/13/2014 10:40:54 AM PST · by diverteach · 43 replies
    E! Online ^ | 1/13/2014 | Lilly Harrison
    Mia Farrow and Ronan Farrow didn't hold back their disdain for Woody Allen on Twitter Sunday evening. The mother and son tweeted out against the tribute to the director at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards. "Time to grab some ice cream & switch over to #GIRLS," Mia tweeted when Allen's tribute began to start. Diane Keaton accepted the Cecil. B. DeMille Award on behalf of the Hollywood heavyweight—extolling the director's work with actresses, dropping a few curse words and even singing during her monologue. But Ronan's tweet made it clear that he wouldn't be offering any tributes at his house....
  • Walt Disney, Unlike Actress Emma Thompson, Didn’t Support a Child Rapist

    01/10/2014 8:41:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/10/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson in Saving Mr. Banks If you were browsing news sites yesterday, you may have come across Meryl Streep’s rant about what a racist Nazi anti-semite that Walt Disney was and what an amazing human being Emma Thompson is.It’s easy to take shots at a dead man, but Walt Disney’s character was framed by angry left-wing union members in a town where mildly conservative politics led to cries of “Fascist”.The evidence that Walt Disney ever supported the Third Reich is flimsy and hearsay. There’s far more evidence that his critics supported the USSR.And the evidence for...
  • Samantha Geimer tells her side of story in Roman Polanski case

    09/17/2013 8:29:21 AM PDT · by Borges · 21 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 9/17/2013 | Rebecca Keegan
    In 2009, Samantha Geimer was watching the daytime talk show "The View" from her then-home in Hawaii when the panel took up the topic of her encounter at age 13 with director Roman Polanski. Polanski had just been arrested in Switzerland, more than three decades after the day in 1977 that changed both their lives. "It wasn't rape-rape," co-host Whoopi Goldberg said, setting off a firestorm of criticism. In fact, it was "rape-rape" by nearly any definition except the charge to which Polanski pleaded guilty (unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor) — the underage Geimer was drugged and verbally resistant,...
  • Why Do We Boycott 'Ender's Game' But Give Roman Polanski An Oscar?

    08/03/2013 12:43:41 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 76 replies
    policy mic ^ | 7/1/2013 | Angie Hartley
    Orson Scott Card, whose science-fiction book Ender's Game is being released as a film, is a conservative Mormon with a long history of attacking gay people and their rights. He's also one of the most respected sci-fi writers of all time. This has really got sci-fi fans and gay rights activists in a moral dilemma as the momentum for the film builds up to its November 1 release. Orson Scott Card has gone far beyond opposing gay marriage. In 1990, he wrote in Mormon publication Sunstone Magazine, “Laws against homosexual behavior should remain on the books, not to be indiscriminately...
  • Polanski blames the Pill for 'masculinising' women

    05/25/2013 8:25:37 PM PDT · by thecodont · 58 replies
    AFP - Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski on Saturday blamed birth control pills for "masculinising" women, as he premiered what he called a satire on sexism. Polanski unveiled "Venus in Fur" starring his wife Emmanuelle Seigner, which was the last movie in competition to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Asked by a reporter how his views of women had changed over time, the filmmaker said he thought feminism and advances in contraception had blurred the distinctions between the sexes. "I think that now offering flowers to a lady becomes indecent, that's how I feel about it," he told a...
  • ...Pedophile who videotaped sex abuse of 18-month-old toddler......sentenced to 20 years in prison

    03/20/2013 11:32:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    MAIL ONLINE ^ | Snejana Farberov
    FULL TITLE: 'He's a monster': Pedophile who videotaped sex abuse of 18-month-old toddler and two other young girls sentenced to 20 years in prison A Connecticut man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexually abusing three young girls, including an 18-month-old toddler, and videotaping the acts assaults at his home. David Csanadi, 36, of Newtown, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in New Haven after entering a guilty plea in November to one count of producing child pornography. Federal prosecutors say Csanadi abused the children of his friends in 2006 and 2007 and recorded the assaults on...
  • Obama: Akin "somehow missed science class"

    08/22/2012 9:06:14 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 72 replies
    CBS?AP ^ | 8/22/12 | CBS/AP
    (CBS/AP) -- President Obama weighed in on Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin's controversial comments about "legitimate rape" Wednesday, mocking Akin by saying he "somehow missed science class." "The interesting thing here is that this is an individual who sits on the House Committee on Science and Technology but somehow missed science class," Mr. Obama said at a fundraiser in New York City Wednesday night. "But it's representative of a desire to go backwards instead of forwards. And fights that we thought were settled twenty, thirty years ago."
  • Deconstructing Akin’s 'legitimate rape' flap

    08/20/2012 2:45:36 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 19 replies
    Examiner .com ^ | August 20, 2012 | Doug Edelman
    Consternation abounds and much political hay is being made about an offhand phrase used by Senate candidate and current Congressman, Todd Akin, where he uttered the words, “legitimate rape”. In an interview on St. Louis’s Fox station, Akin was answering a question about allowing abortions in the case of rape. He said, “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” In an all too common case of misapplied grammar, the left went apoplectic as though Akin were “legitimizing” or justifying rape under any circumstance. Such a conclusion is patently ridiculous....
  • Obama: 'Rape is rape'

    08/20/2012 11:55:27 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    politico ^ | 8/20/12 | BYRON TAU
    President Obama weighed in on the national storm surrounding by Rep. Todd Akin, calling his comments "offensive." "The views expressed were offensive. Rape is rape," Obama said in a surprise appearance at the White House briefing. "And the idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we're talking about doesn't make sense to the American people. And certainly doesn't make sense to me," Obama said.
  • Wolf-hunting on Wall Street (Obama's Swiss Banker dumped by UBS, desperate for Obama's reelection)

    08/19/2012 6:37:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/19/12 | Page 6
    There appears to be a wealth of Wall Street sniping about Robert Wolf’’s departure from UBS after being described as a “fat cat with the president’s ear.” Wolf resigned as chairman of UBS Americas and president of global investment banking last month to set up his own firm, 32 Advisors. He’s among President Obama’s leading fund-raisers, a regular face at the White House and even golfs with Obama. He also makes regular Obama-friendly TV appearances, despite the president’s perceived anti-Wall Street rhetoric. A source told us, “Wall Street insiders are sniping that Wolf’s new career path appears to be serving...
  • Roman Polanski To Collect Festival Honor In Zurich

    09/16/2011 11:52:46 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    BBCNews ^ | September 16, 2011
    Roman Polanski To Collect Festival Honor In Zurich Director Roman Polanski is to collect a career honour at the Zurich Film Festival, two years after his arrest in the city on child sex charges. Organisers say the 78-year-old will attend the gala to receive his award which he was set to pick up in 2009. Swiss police arrested Polanski on his arrival in the country over his 1977 US conviction for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. He was held for 10 months before Swiss courts decided not to extradite him. The tribute ceremony to present Polanski with his lifetime...
  • Where are they now? See what some of your favorite political friends are up to this month.

    10/25/2010 3:03:46 PM PDT · by mikalasukala
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | October 24, 2010 | Consigliere5
    WHERE ARE THEY NOW? [taken from October 2010 articles/blog posts]NASA's Islam Outreach Minister Charles BoldenGOP lawmakers are critical of Charles Bolden for leaving last week on a trip to China just as the agency he leads begins pursuing an ambitious new agenda. It is the latest in a series of controversial moves that some speculate could result in Bolden's ouster. A law signed a week ago gives NASA four months or less to develop a dozen different plans for the future, including a detailed report on how it would replace the retiring space shuttle.It's an ambitious schedule, one that NASA...
  • Roman Polanski faces another rape allegation

    07/26/2010 10:03:05 PM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 18 replies
    www.bostonherald.com ^ | Tuesday, July 27, 2010 | Herald wire services
    Roman Polanski, who has successfully avoided prosecution on a 33-year-old child-sex charge in California, is facing another rape allegation. The “Chinatown” director is under fire after former model Edith Michelle Vogelhut reported to police in May that Polanski sodomized her in 1974 at Jack Nicholson’s house.
  • 'Flub' freed Polanski

    The Swiss government asked the U.S. Justice Department to release sealed transcripts in the Roman Polanski case just days before a Los Angeles judge was told that the Swiss did not request that information, according to a letter from Swiss officials that points to apparent miscommunication in the case. The officials said that the denial of access to the information was the key factor in the refusal to extradite the film maker to the U.S., according to the letter to the U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland. A district attorney's spokeswoman said their office was never notified of the Swiss request...
  • Polanski freed by the international pedophile movement

    07/15/2010 6:59:57 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 4 replies
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 07/15/2010 | Dr. Judith Reisman
    I’ve written often about the sadistic little coward. No surprise that the Swiss government just freed the “celebrated” Roman Polanski from his multi-million dollar Swiss Chalet. The international pedophile movement would have applied whatever pressure was needed to have one of their own released from his champagne and caviar castle walls. Roman must have had banker backers along with his cult of leftist Hollywood deviants andclose chums like the homophile pederast French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand (Roman always preferred little girls to boys). As a Bangkok boy sex tourist,Mitterrand despaired that Roman was "thrown to the lions," and glad to...
  • Polanski victim says case should end

    07/13/2010 2:53:07 PM PDT · by Justaham · 26 replies
    LOS ANGELES – The woman who was the teenage victim in the Roman Polanski sex case says he is not a threat to anyone and charges should be dismissed. Samantha Geimer, who long ago identified herself, told the Los Angeles Times in a story posted Tuesday that the case should have been resolved 33 years ago when it happened.
  • Switzerland won't extradite Polanski to the U.S.

    07/12/2010 5:33:28 AM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 41 replies
    MSNBC ^ | July 12, 2010 | msnbc.com news services
    GENEVA — Switzerland said Monday that it won't extradite Roman Polanski to the United States for sentencing on a charge of unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl. The Oscar-winning director of "Rosemary's Baby," "Chinatown" and "The Pianist" was accused of plying his victim with champagne and part of a Quaalude during a 1977 modeling shoot and raping her. He was initially indicted on six felony counts, including rape by use of drugs, child molesting and sodomy, but pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful sexual intercourse. What happened after that is a subject of dispute. The defense says the now...
  • Calif. Pol Touts 'Pedophile Island' for Sex Offenders

    05/22/2010 7:26:11 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies · 866+ views
    AOL News ^ | May 21, 2010 | David Lohr
    Calif. Pol Touts 'Pedophile Island' for Sex Offenders (May 21) -- California gubernatorial candidate Douglas Hughes has made quite a name for himself in recent weeks -- not so much by surging ahead in the polls, but rather by promising, if elected, to create a "Pedophile Island" for convicted sex offenders. "I read the newspapers, and always somewhere buried in the paper somebody has [been] raped, tortured, kidnapped and so forth," Hughes told AOL News. "We are not getting anywhere [by] putting them back in the neighborhood. ... It's like any alcoholic, sex or drug addict -- have it around...
  • Actress Claims Polanski Sexually Abused Her (Gloria Allred Alert)

    05/14/2010 12:09:08 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 43 replies · 1,613+ views
    TMZ ^ | 05/14/2010 | TMZ Staff
    A woman has come forward claiming Roman Polanski abused her over 25 years ago -- when she was 16 years old ... 4 years after Polanski fled the U.S. Charlotte Lewis -- who co-starred with Eddie Murphy in "The Golden Child" -- was front and center at a Gloria Allred news conference that ended a few minutes ago ... claiming she has now told authorities her story.
  • British actress says Roman Polanski forced her to have sex with him in 1982 when she was 16

    05/14/2010 2:03:37 PM PDT · by FTJM · 25 replies · 1,657+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 15, 2010 | Richard Winton
    A British actress took center stage in the Roman Polanski case on Friday, holding a press conference to say the famed director forced her to have sex with him when she was 16 years old. Charlotte Lewis, who appeared in Polanski's 1986 film "Pirates," told reporters that the Oscar-winning director "forced himself" upon her in 1982 in Paris as they worked on the film. Lewis did not report the incident at the time in 1982, and it's unclear why she chose to hold a press conference now. Lewis, now 42, alleges the incident occurred in a Paris apartment. The legal...
  • Roman Polanski hit by fresh sex allegations (16-yo British actress, now 42, claims forcible rape)

    05/14/2010 2:00:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1,324+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/14/10 | AFP
    LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Fugitive filmmaker Roman Polanski was hit by fresh sex crime allegations Friday by a British actress who claimed the director "forced himself" upon her just after her 16th birthday. Polanski, who is fighting extradition to the United States to face sentencing in his 1978 child sex case, was accused by actress Charlotte Lewis, 42, of abusing her at his apartment in Paris nearly 30 years ago. In a press conference at the Beverly Hills offices of attorney Gloria Allred, Lewis said she was speaking out to counter suggestions from Polanski's legal team that his earlier case...
  • roman polanski

    03/31/2010 4:17:56 PM PDT · by doubleframe · 28 replies · 504+ views
    why dont the swiss quit straddeling the fence and send this pedophile/sodomite back to the usa.you think things might be different if a swiss child had been the subject of this heinous crime?
  • Prosecutors renew demands for Polanski's return

    03/30/2010 11:27:55 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 1 replies · 630+ views
    hosted ^ | Mar 31 | LINDA DEUTSCH
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The contentious battle between the prosecution and defense in Roman Polanski's 33-year-old sex case escalated Tuesday with prosecutors accusing the Polanski side of using "half-truths, omissions and speculation" to paint a false picture of the conflict. Two prosecutors who handle appellate matters for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office also adamantly denied they had hidden information from the defense and renewed their demand that Polanski be returned to the United States from Switzerland to face a court hearing and sentencing. They said they have acted "with the utmost openness and integrity" and provided lawyers with...
  • Polanski's no show at red carpet gala event

    02/12/2010 3:48:54 AM PST · by myknowledge · 1 replies · 204+ views
    ROMAN Polanski's new film The Ghost Writer premieres today at the 60th Berlin Film Festival but the director, under house arrest in Switzerland, will be a no-show at the red-carpet gala. The Ghost Writer stars Pierce Brosnan as a former British prime minister closely resembling Tony Blair who hires a journalist (Ewan McGregor) to help him pen his memoirs. But the writer quickly finds skeletons in the closet of his new boss, who is under investigation for war crimes for involving his country in CIA renditions of terror suspects and in the process stumbles upon a global conspiracy. The thriller...
  • Piedmont Doctor Admits Seeking Sex With Girl

    12/22/2009 7:03:08 PM PST · by Steelfish · 7 replies · 1,001+ views
    SFChronicle ^ | December 22nd 2009
    Piedmont Doctor Admits Seeking Sex With Girl Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer December 22, 2009 PIEDMONT -- A Piedmont physician whose 2006 arrest in a police sting was filmed by a television network has pleaded no contest in Sonoma County to attempted child molesting, prosecutors said Tuesday. Authorities said Maurice Wolin, who was then 48, posed online as a 29-year-old man with the screen name "talldreamydoc" and chatted for several days with someone he thought was a 13-year-old girl. Police said he agreed to meet her in Petaluma for sex and was met instead by an 18-year-old actress from "Dateline...
  • Gore Vidal Describes Polanski's Victim as 'Young Hooker'

    10/29/2009 4:02:44 PM PDT · by feralcat · 51 replies · 2,266+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | October 28, 2009 | John Nolte
    In an interview published today, The Atlantic describes Gore Vidal as “a sharp provocateur, as irascible and irreverent as ever.” I’m assuming that’s some kind of internal Atlantic-code for "twisted old has-been degenerate desperate for attention": ATLANTIC: In September, director Roman Polanski was arrested in Switzerland for leaving the U.S. in 1978 before being sentenced to prison for raping a 13-year-old girl at Jack Nicholson’s house in Hollywood. During the time of the original incident, you were working in the industry, and you and Polanski had a common friend in theater critic and producer Kenneth Tynan. So what’s your take...
  • A list of celebrities who think Polanksi should be prosecuted

    11/25/2009 11:00:21 AM PST · by my_pointy_head_is_sharp · 12 replies · 1,180+ views
    blog ^ | ongoing | chrismm
    I found this list and thought it was something that we could be thankful for, on this day before Thanksgiving. Thankful that there are celebrities who are opposed to Polanski being above the law, and who think that he should be prosecuted.
  • Roman Polanski is granted bail by a Swiss court

    11/25/2009 8:05:57 AM PST · by GSP.FAN · 27 replies · 1,116+ views
    BBC ^ | nov 25 09 | BBC
    A Swiss court has accepted film-maker Roman Polanski's plea to be freed on bail from a Swiss jail where he is being held for a US child sex case.
  • Roman Polanski's release secured by Nicolas Sarkozy: Sister-in-law

    11/28/2009 12:52:41 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies · 1,115+ views
    nydailynews.com ^ | Nov. 28, 2009 | Soraya Roberts
    Polish director Roman Polanski’s family is thanking French President Nicolas Sarkozy for being “very effective” in helping to win his release from a Swiss prison. “I wouldn’t go so far as to say that it is thanks to the President that Roman has been freed, but he has been super,” Polanski’s sister-in-law, Mathilde Seigner, told Le Parisien newspaper. “The President has been very effective.” The London Times speculated that Sarkozy’s wife, ex-model Carla Bruni, may have pressured her husband to intervene because she used to hob nob with Paris’ artistic community, which includes Polanski and wife Emmanuelle Seigner. After initially...
  • Author Gore Vidal Labels Polanski Victim a ‘Young Hooker’

    10/28/2009 1:06:04 PM PDT · by Justaham · 29 replies · 1,008+ views
    Plenty of celebrities issued crazy statements in their efforts to defend director and rapist Roman Polanski but none went as far as author Gore Vidal did when he labeled Polanski's victim a "young hooker." In an Oct. 28 interview with The Atlantic's John Meroney about a variety of topics, Vidal claimed he didn't "give a f---" about the Polanski case. "Look, am I going to sit and weep every time a young hooker feels as though she's been taken advantage of?"
  • Author Gore Vidal Labels Polanski Victim a ‘Young Hooker’

    10/28/2009 1:53:09 PM PDT · by Bean74 · 34 replies · 1,275+ views
    Culture and Media Institute ^ | October 28, 2009 | Colleen Raezler
    Plenty of celebrities issued crazy statements in their efforts to defend director and rapist Roman Polanski but none went as far as author Gore Vidal did when he labeled Polanski's victim a "young hooker." In an Oct. 28 interview with The Atlantic's John Meroney about a variety of topics, Vidal claimed he didn't "give a f---" about the Polanski case. "Look, am I going to sit and weep every time a young hooker feels as though she's been taken advantage of?" Vidal claimed "there was a totally different story at the time that doesn't resemble anything that we're now being...
  • Polanski to be kept in jail after losing appeal

    10/20/2009 3:28:04 AM PDT · by james500 · 24 replies · 1,488+ views
    AP ^ | 10/20/2009
    Director Roman Polanski lost an appeal Tuesday to be freed from a Swiss prison ahead of his possible extradition to the United States for having sex in 1977 with a 13-year-old girl. The Swiss Criminal Court said releasing Polanski on bail or under house arrest posed a high risk of flight.
  • Roman Polanski in NY Post: Rape Victim "This Little Whore"

    10/16/2009 6:22:44 AM PDT · by Grammar Nazi · 34 replies · 2,245+ views
    ICL-FI ^ | 10 February 1978
    "They spent 42 days trying to drive me bizarre, but thank god I’m smart and rich ... In America, California, I lose my wife, my baby, my friends, perhaps my sanity and almost my freedom. No, I say, no! The Nazis couldn’t take it away from me, nor could the grief of my losses. And this little whore and the California laws won't either. I have given much and they have taken too much from me."
  • Jamie Foxx has no sympathy for Polanski

    Detained Academy Award-winning director and convicted sex offender Roman Polanski may have the support of some famous faces in the film industry, but don’t count Jamie Foxx among them. According to the actor, he only needs to imagine the 1977 case against Polanski is a personal one to find his feelings. “If it had been my daughter who was barely a teenager — my daughter is 15 — Roman Polanski would be missing ... period,” Foxx stated in an interview with Parade magazine
  • Weak in flesh, weak in spirit (Sex Scandals of the High and Mighty)

    10/13/2009 12:22:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 703+ views
    The National Post ^ | October 13, 2009 | The Editors
    Rallying to the defence of director Roman Polanski after his arrest in Switzerland, French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand declared the situation "horrifying," and suggested that if the cultural world didn't come to the rapist's defence, "it would mean there is no culture in our country." He may have a case -- if you consider drugging and sodomizing a 13-year-old a manifestation of advanced "culture." Sadly, however, Mr. Mitterrand is hardly the only public figure willing to shrug off sexual crimes and indiscretions. Mr. Mitterrand's own background is illustrative. In a 2005 book he described as "half real and half dream,"...
  • Whoopi Goldberg was Right. . . Sort Of!

    10/10/2009 10:57:27 AM PDT · by topcat54 · 45 replies · 2,432+ views
    If you believe in evolution, there is nothing wrong with rape. In fact, you can’t really call it rape. Whoopi Goldberg dismissed Roman Polanski’s rape conviction by declaring that it “wasn’t rape-rape” (see her comments on The View.) As a firm believer in evolution, she should have said, “There’s nothing wrong with rape or sexual aggression. That’s how we all got here!” Here’s the premise: Whatever animals do in nature is natural. What’s natural is normal. What’s normal is moral. So if penguins engage in homosexual behavior, then that behavior must be natural, normal, and moral. How can we mere...
  • Seven More Awards Due President Barack Obama

    10/09/2009 11:14:33 AM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 2 replies · 349+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 10-9-09 | Bob McCarty
    Citizens of the world awoke to find President Barack Obama had won both the Nobel Peace Prize and two Cy Young Awards. Because no one likes surprises, I’ve combed the internet to uncover news about seven more awards (below) our nation’s 44th president will receive this year:
  • French Minister, A Polanski Defender,Admits To Paying Young Boys for Sex in Thailand

    10/08/2009 8:53:46 AM PDT · by somerville · 35 replies · 1,211+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 8, 2009 | Peter Allen
    The French government minister who led calls to free Roman Polanski was under pressure to resign today after it emerged he paid for sex with ‘young boys’. Frederic Mitterand, who is openly gay and a close friend of First Lady Carla Bruni, had described the arrest of the film director for sleeping with a 13-year-old girl as ‘absolutely horrifying’. But critics were today pointing to the Culture Minister's autobiography ‘The Bad Life’, in which he admits having been a sex tourist in Thailand. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1218962/French-minister-Frederic-Mitterand-demanded-Roman-Polanski-freed-paid-sex-young-boys-Thailand.html#ixzz0TMOILKV2
  • Jill Stanek: Toys R Us linked to 'not rape-rape' Whoopi

    10/07/2009 4:53:31 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies · 1,113+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 10/7/09 | Jill Stanek
    I didn't know the potato heads at Toys R Us were featuring Whoopi Goldberg on the cover of their 2009 "Differently-Abled Kids" catalog and ad campaign until she defended pedophile rapist/sodomist Roman Polanski on "The View" last week, after which bloggers quickly took note of the paradox. I could have told Toys R Us Goldberg was a poor fit, certainly not the "child advocate" it boasted her to be in a press release. She's had multiple abortions – between four and seven, depending on the account. Serial-killing one's own children is about as child-unfriendly as one can be. In early...
  • Shales Defends Polanski: Hollywood 13-Yr. Olds Are Different

    10/06/2009 11:37:10 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 56 replies · 2,373+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    WaPo TV critic Tom Shales has come up with a creative new defense of Roman Polanski: Hollywood thirteen-year olds aren't really thirteen. NB reader FT pointed us to an online exchange between a reader and Shales today that included this: Tom Shales: Hello, Dunn Loring, I didn't want to sign off without trying to answer your question. I didn't realize I had written a column defending Roman Polanski and minimized his crime - are you sure it was me? I mean, I? There is, apparently, more to this crime than it would seem, and it may sound like a hollow...
  • Swiss Reject Polanski Appeal Over Arrest

    10/06/2009 9:17:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 620+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 6, 2009 | Sven Egenter
    Swiss authorities rejected on Tuesday an appeal by lawyers for Roman Polanski, arrested in September after fleeing America in 1978 from an underage sex charge, to release the film director from prison. Authorities also urged a Swiss court dealing with his extradition warrant to reject another appeal by Polanski's lawyers to have him freed and to refuse any request to release the 76-year-old Oscar-winning film director on bail. Polanski pleaded guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977 but fled the United States on the eve of his 1978 sentencing because he believed an American judge might overrule...
  • Hollywood's Shame

    10/02/2009 7:44:38 AM PDT · by steve-b · 12 replies · 1,035+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/2/09 | Eugene Robinson
    Could it be that the conservative culture warriors who portray Hollywood as a cesspool of moral bankruptcy have been right all along? Not really. But in the case of Roman Polanski, the puritan scolds definitely have a point. Even the French government has backed off its defense of the fugitive director.... But some of Hollywood's most prominent luminaries contend that Polanski's crime--which he acknowledged in a guilty plea--really wasn't so awful. Or that maybe it was a big deal at the time, but now we should let bygones be bygones. Or that maybe it's still a big deal, but whatever...
  • On Roman Polanski's arrest, Switzerland deserves our gratitude [Vanity]

    10/02/2009 7:19:02 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 10 replies · 407+ views
    October 2, 2009
    You have the Hollywood deviants and their fellow travelers overseas bending over backwards to defend child-rapist Roman Polanski. On the other hand, we the "commoners" should thank the Swiss government for honoring its extradition treaty with the United States and taking the critical first step in bringing the low-life back to our shores to face justice. The e-mail address to the Swiss Embassy in Washington is was.vertretung@eda.admin.ch.
  • Over 100 In Film Community Sign Polanski Petition (Urges his release)

    10/01/2009 9:00:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies · 1,310+ views
    Indie Wire ^ | 10/1/2009 | Peter Knegt
    AFP is reporting that a grand assembly of filmmakers, actors and producers from around the world have signed a petition urging the release of director Roman Polanski, who was arrested Sunday in Switzerland on a warrant for a 1977 underage sex case in the United States. Woody Allen, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Martin Scorcese, David Lynch, Wong Kar Wai, Harmony Korine, Stephen Frears, Alexander Payne, Michael Mann, Wim Wenders, Tilda Swinton, Julian Schnabel, and Pedro Almodovar are among the 100 and counting film industry figures who have signed the petition, coordinated from France by the SACD, an organization which represents performance...
  • How Young Is Too Young? (Freepers' 'Enemy Professor No. 9' Promotes Child Sex, Defends Polanski)

    10/01/2009 2:58:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 26 replies · 1,828+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | Thursday, October 1, 2009 | Thaddeus Russell
    When I taught "Introduction to American Studies" at Barnard College, I asked my students a question that made me "Enemy Professor No. 9" on the conservative Free Republic website. Roman Polanski's recent arrest reminded me of the public condemnation I received for asking that question: who is too young to have sex with an adult? One of the most significant but overlooked facts of the Polanski case is that the Los Angeles District Attorney quickly dropped the original rape charge but insisted that Polanski plead guilty to "unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor," a violation of California's age of consent...
  • WHOOPI GOLDBERG CLARIFIES POLANSKI COMMENTS

    10/01/2009 10:11:40 AM PDT · by BraveMan · 79 replies · 3,643+ views
    msnbc.com ^ | Thursday, October 01, 2009 9:16 AM | Ryan Osborn
    This morning, Whoopi Goldberg called during the show to clarify a statement she made about the recent controversy surrounding Roman Polanski. Goldberg had said, "It was something else but I don't believe it was rape-rape." Whoopi wanted to clarify the comment and make it clear that she was talking about the legal charge against Polanski at the time.