What’s up with all this Mel Gibson crap? Isn’t he just another Hollywood actor? So why does it seem like every turd that drops out of his mouth is headline news? This reveals far more of the state of news and ‘entertainment’ then it does about the state of the world. What it reveals is that once the media discovers that a certain story draws readership or viewers, then they will continue to repeat that type of story ad nauseam until they’ve beaten it to death and numbed everyone to any interest in it whatsoever. Meanwhile, there’s genocide in Sudan, an ever widening gap between those who have and those who have not in the United States and the rest of the world, torturing of innocent people in CIA run prisons, trafficking of weapons, declining standards of public health everywhere, etc, etcetera. So Gibson makes some drunken anti-Semitic remarks. And now suddenly everything the guy says is reportable, because he’s obviously got a penchant for sticking his designer boots in his mouth. He’s “controversial.” What that means is that he’s ripe for being picked apart slowly by the entertainment news until there’s no meat left to him.
For the record, I thought his remarks comparing the Mayan culture and the US were probably the most perceptive thing he’s ever been reported to say.