Conservatives Defend Gibson?s Bigotry
Posted on Aug 3, 2006
Mel Gibson?s recent bout of anti-Semitism might rightly be described as indefensible, yet somehow some conservative commentators have decided to defend the actor?s bigoted outburst. One conservative cast Gibson as the victim of ?the vile and anti-human Political Correctness cult,? while David Horowitz blamed a ?hatred of Christians? for America?s interest in the story.
Since news broke that director, actor and producer Mel Gibson made a series of anti-Semitic remarks when he was arrested on July 28 for driving under the influence in Malibu, CA, several conservative media figures have jumped to Gibson’s defense. Right-wing activist David Horowitz even suggested that the anger over Gibson’s comments is rooted in a “hatred of Christians,” while other commentators suggested that criticism of Gibson was an extension of criticism of Gibson’s role in producing and directing the February 2004 film The Passion of the Christ (New Market Films).