UPDATE to previous…
By way of OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY (“APOLOGY ACCEPTED – FOR NOW“), this news from a few hours ago in THE NEW YORK POST:
“‘APOLOGY IS ACCEPTED – FOR NOW‘ By Abraham H. Foxman”
I enjoyed this take on the issue by OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY:
Anti-Defamation League chairman Abraham Foxman, who called for Mel Gibson to be brought up on hate crimes charges for saying bad things about Jews, has now tentatively accepted Gibson’s (second) apology.
Somehow, however, it puts me in mind of Mark Antony’s Funeral Oration, only in reverse: “I come to praise Gibson, not to bury him.”
My take on the situation is, “AHHH, now doesn’t that feel better?” Don’t be hatin’.
UPDATE TO UPDATE
Powerless to look away, I can’t help myself, I am transfixed with DEFAMER’s coverage of the uncovering:
and, via DEFAMER, more road warrioring:
HIGHER UP UPDATE
Again, as found in DEFAMER (and elsewhere all over the internet in the ongoing Gibson Saga):
In an rare, remotely fair and level article in The New York Times, Mel Gibson’s agent, Ed Limato of International Creative Management (ICM) speaks out and I sure do agree with him.
From, “Mel Gibson Seeks Forgiveness From Jews“, NYT:
…In a phone interview on Tuesday, however, Mr. Gibson’s longtime agent, Ed Limato of International Creative Management, described Mr. Gibson as “embarrassed and ashamed,” and said; “He obviously has a problem, and he’s doing everything he can to make amends. The other night was inexcusable.”
At the same time, Mr. Limato strongly rebuked some competitors, who, he said, were openly assailing Mr. Gibson after having tried and failed to woo him from I.C.M.
“For some people in my business to publicly try to destroy Mel Gibson because of this incident the other night I find very hypocritical,” he said, “since I know one or two, who even after ‘The Passion of the Christ’ have been calling Mr. Gibson and trying to entice him to their agency as a client weekly.”
Mr. Limato declined to identify any agents. Ariel Emanuel, a partner in the Endeavor agency, has been among Mr. Gibson’s most pointed critics in Hollywood in the last few days, using the huffingtonpost.com Web site on Sunday to call on Hollywood to refuse to work with Mr. Gibson.
“At a time of escalating tensions in the world, the entertainment industry cannot idly stand by and allow Mel Gibson to get away with such tragically inflammatory statements,” Mr. Emanuel wrote. “Now we know the truth. And no amount of publicist-approved contrition can paper it over.”
Mr. Emanuel declined through a spokesman to be interviewed about Mr. Gibson’s new statement.
Note: the image link for Ari Emanuel’s name in the above quote is not a part of the original NYT article but represents editorial addition by this website.