Wednesday, August 02, 2006

2718 The Mel Gibson flap

I have little sympathy for drunks, especially when they are driving. The problem with the designated driver idea is that after a few drinks the brain is so impaired, that it is hard to convince a drunk he needs a taxi. But the media are really mad that Gibson proved them all wrong with his movie Passion of the Christ, so they are beating this story to death. I suppose it is to make up for their own anti-semitism in coverage of the Israel Hezbollah war at the moment. So now they need to be very self righteous. But I thought Maverick Philosopher made a good point.

"What's worse: Driving while legally drunk at 87 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone, or making stupid anti-Semitic remarks? The former, obviously. And yet a big stink is being made about Gibson's drunken rant. I call this misplaced moral enthusiasm. Calling a Jew a bad name won't kill him, but running him over in your speeding 2006 Lexus LS 430 will."

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