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But the bad taste is bubbling at a hovering level, finally. I like it that the good taste has triumphed because when I read increasing numbers of columnists such as the few I’m going to mention here and television hosts crossed purpose attempts at humor as to the Mel Gibson Saga, I know that the good taste has won: the public likes Mel Gibson and most of us wish him well and look forward to more films from the guy. That’s the story even if people such as those from among “Hollywood” that follow don’t get that.
A columnist in the Los Angeles Times cries out from the bleakness that results when you don’t report reality but write a lot of words about an imagined, impervious ghetto (“Hollywood, the Ghetto”) in the City of Los Angeles (“THE SHAME IS THAT SO FEW SAY ‘SHAME’“). L.A. is troubled with untruth or delusion or both. “So Few Call Shame” is both. Or else the writer of that piece, as also editor and publisher, has been in a giant bubble devoid of communications since last Thursday night (perhaps far longer).
I can barely believe that someone was paid to write this:
That’s what saddens me the most about Hollywood’s virtual silence on Gibson. He isn’t going to go away. His star isn’t necessarily going to fade. And the longer he keeps making movies, the harder it will be to forget that of all the powerful studio kings and queens, only Pascal had the quiet courage to say what was on everyone else’s mind.
I mumble in repeat of that again: “Hollywood’s…silence on Gibson…” “(author is saddened that Gibson) isn’t going to go away…”
And that person works in NEWS? The LATimes alone has run dozens of articles daily since this past Friday about the Mel Gibson Saga, videos since Monday, dozens of links, comments, quotes from “Hollywood” and commenting columnists, blogs and blogger appeals for retribution and penalty and the author is “sad” because of “Hollywood’s…silence”?! (Note: the author is “sad” that “Hollywood” has not spoken more forcifully for utter rejection of Gibson from “Hollywood” and yet that’s exactly the deplorable statement that “Hollywood” has been plastering all over the internet since this past Friday.) Worse yet, the author of that column writes for the Calendar section, the LATimes’ Sunday supplement dedicated to “entertainment” in and from Los Angeles.
Then there is this horrible — horrible — column called, wretchedly, “Satire” in Newsweek on msnbc.com: “BIN LADEN OFFERS GIBSON ANGER MANAGEMENT LESSONS.” By someone named Andy BOROWITZ. Can bad taste ever be so foul as this article?
What’s happened to entertainment? Has the entertainment press always been this out of touch and misguided? Without Mel Gibson’s Saga of heartache crises and substance abuse, TMZ.com would have no readers and the Huffington Post would still be gasping over Hillary Clinton (I’m sure they’ll resume soon) and Al Gore (ditto).
In the past few hours of just this one day (out of many others), there are 795 blogs “tagged” by Technorati.com with the words, “Mel Gibson” and these represent only blogs on the internet that are tracked by Technorati. I suppose what’s “sad” to the LATimes columnist is that one dozen billionaire producers in “Hollywood” are not nailing Mel Gibson into a boxcar and sending the train pulling the car on down the line, one-way to Podunk. In the case of a few of those dozen, I do believe they’d like to try, certainly appear to have suggested a similar notion — perhaps the LATimes can sleep happily tonight knowing that in all of Los Angeles, there are enough people there to confirm and reinforce their need to eliminate Mel Gibson from their reality.
Outside of those, it’s not going to happen because, again, the public really enjoys Mel Gibson in films. I just wish they’d leave the guy some peace and quiet until he’s ready to get the camera rolling again.