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Tuesday, August 08, 2006
THERE'S A WHOLE LOTTA BIGOTRY OUT THERE
So why is everyone pickin' on Mel? I was hoping I'd wouldn't feel the need to blog on Gibson for a while. However, I see this picture of him all over the Net. Mel: the Left's poster boy for bigotry, even though they've had a perfectly good one in Robert "Sheets" Byrd, who used to be some high muckety-muck in the KKK. The picture is linked to AN URGENT POLL!!! for NewsMax. Of course, in order for your vote to count, they want information on you so you can be bombarded with requests for money. Ahhh, no thank you.
Today's TAS had another article on Gibson, this one about some of the movies he's done. Oh puh-leeze, Mel Gibson is an actor, not an historian!
The Real Case Against Mel Gibson: The more serious matter is that he has taken part in a series of probably highly influential films that tend to portray falsehood as fact, and which, at a time when it seems "Anglosphere" cultural and political unity is of some importance, even setting aside the possible anti-Semitism of The Passion of the Christ, seem aimed at setting Australians against British, Scots against English and Americans against British
And if that isn't bad enough, now the drive-by media are going after the Gibson kids.(This link will time out tonight.) MEL'S KIDS 'TERRORS' OF MALIBU: One local tells us that Gibson's kids, a daughter, 26, and six sons ranging in age from 7 to 24, "are the holy terrors of Malibu. They do whatever they want."
According to one story repeated by neighbors, Gibson's high-school sons tried to buy two kayaks from a surf shop and demanded the store put them on credit. When told the family didn't have an account there, a source says, "They got very angry and started shouting, 'Don't you know who we are?' " (Staffers at Zuma Jay's and the Malibu Surf Shack, the two kayak stores in Malibu, say they don't recall such an incident.)
Malibu resident Shari Nassimi also finds the Gibson spawn wayward, but in an unspecified way. In a letter to the editor of Surf Rider News, Nassimi writes, "If Mr. Gibson would only pay attention to his own family and children, [who] have had issues of their own . . . he would [stop] perpetuating what he points to in others as evil."
Meanwhile, despite Gibson's apparent dislike of Jews, there are some he likes a lot. His long-time personal bodyguard is an Israeli, Avi Korein, 45, and his publicist, Alan Nierob, is the son of Holocaust survivors.
In his favor: Women Who Partied With Gibson Come to His Defense
I realize that Mel's drunken tirade was all some people needed to label him an anti-Semite, but I'm not convinced. So far, it's a one time rant -- while drunk -- as opposed to a history of sober proclamations. For example ...
8 From the woman who’s made big bucks with her anti-Christian slurs -- Madonna's letter to Mel Gibson: The ‘Hung Up’ singer is furious with the ‘Lethal Weapon’ actor for making anti-Semitic remarks but has decided to pen a four-page letter to see if she can help.
8 On the Today Show: As Noor Knocks Israel, Ann Curries Favor - Suggests Hezbollah 'Savior'
8 Is this Democrat a racist?: Perata raises eyebrows with "cracker" comment
8 Lanny Davis slimes the right with his op-ed in the WSJ: Bigotry and hate aren't just for right-wingers anymore
And now, speaking of bigotry, a big THANK YOU! goes out to photographer Adnan Hajj and Reuters. Because, if it hadn't been for Hajj's sloppy photoshopping skills and Reuters blind acceptance of such biased rot, I would actually trust some news reporting. (Remember how the Left claimed there were no "checks and balances" when it concerned Rush?) But from now on, I'll view all the news, not just Reuters, with a jaundiced eye. After all, Reuters: If you can’t trust their pictures; how can you trust their reporting?