Atlantis Alumni

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Polanski Media Circus

S.Maria della Vittoria, Rome

Considering the many crooks who continue to go unpunished (including Wall Street tycoons, prominent politicians, war profiteers, torturers of innocent people, and racist hatemongers) — most of whom continue to be rewarded and validated by the same press and the same self-righteous “moralists” who are now calling for Polanski’s head — it seems hypocritical to express so much outrage and bloodlust against Polanski at this point... This represents yet another way of evading the far more urgent issues that most of us are faced with on a daily basis.

Film critic and author Jonathan Rosenbaum gets it right in the New York Times.

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