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Sunday, September 10, 2006

Jackie Mason defends Mel Gibson

Look who's defending drunken anti-Semite Mel Gibson now....

Hat Tip: Vicki in Baltimore, Maryland


At 1:04 AM, Blogger Dave in Pa said...

Jackie Mason has a good point that people sometimes mindlessly say or do stupid things when they're drunk. In my younger and wilder years, I got drunk and acted the fool a time or two myself. I certainly wouldn't want anyone to have a fixed view of me from one of those past moments.

However, I'm tempted to say in the case of Mel Gibson that "in vino veritas". From all accounts, Gibson went on and on with his vituperation, at the scene of the arrest, in the squad car on the way to jail and at the jail.

The lengthiness of it seems to suggest more than mere passion-of-the-moment stupidity. It seems more a case of inhibitions dropped via alcohol, allowing vent to deeply held emotions.

I'm nevertheless reluctant to judge the man, being well aware of my own human weaknesses and failings. And on a practical level, I've learned that more often than not, the newspapers and other news media don't get the story right or even reasonably complete.

At 8:48 AM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...


The Talmud (Psahim 65 if I recall correctly) says that when one imbibes wine, secrets come out, and that a person is judged by (how he treats) his pocket, (how he drinks) his wine and (how he reacts in) his anger.

By those standards, the truth about Gibson is out.


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