Mel Gibson, Abraham Foxman and Roman Polanski
One of the first to throw a stone -- one that has been in his arsenal bag locked and loaded since The Passion Of The Christ -- is Abraham Foxman, the head of the Anti-Defamation League. Foxman claims, "His [Gibson's] tirade finally reveals his true self and shows that his protestations during the debate over his film "The Passion Of The Christ" that he is such a tolerant, loving person were a sham." What happened to the ADL's claim a few years earlier that they "...do not know what is in his [Mel's] heart?"
At the same time, the ADL announced they are launching a website to monitor "hate" groups, of which they include pro-life organizations. This is the same ADL that in a 2000 press release cheered the Nebraska judicial decision barring the partial-birth abortion ban signed by the President of the United States.
This, of course, proves they can hurl stones with both hands.
And the stones are coming from all directions. USA Today reported that Barbara Walters told "The View" audience she would not see another Gibson film, and agent Ari Emanuel posted the public call for studios to boycott Gibson.
As Catholic League President Bill Donahue points out, "Mel's enemies will never cut him a break. Their real goal is to discredit "The Passion Of The Christ". How ironic it is to note that the core message of his film - forgiveness - is sorely lacking in his critics."
"Yet...in 2003, Roman Polanski, the convicted child rapist, received a standing ovation when he won an Oscar for The Pianist."
Apparently, in Hollywood, it is worse to speak negatively of the Jews than it is to molest children.