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Mel Gibson and that DUI

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by palefrost, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. palefrost

    palefrost Well-Known Member

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    yeah yeah fight the demon!




    Hrmm heavy statement to make....


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    hrmmmm






    What could old Mel have said to make nice nice with the hated media and pay off the officals to keep quiet about?


    The quote

    At the present time they are investigating


    http://www.tmz.com/2006/07/28/gibsons-anti-semitic-tirade-alleged-cover-up/

    So...Do you think this is news worthy? Do you think we should ignore this as just a DWI or should he be held accountable for the threats he made on the deputy and the verbal abuse and sexual harassment he did to the female officer in the article. I'm interested in if you think celebrities should get a free get out of jail pass as Mel seemed to think during his arrest.

    What about the comments as well. Do you think police did the right thing by creating a second report hiding the comments?
     
  2. vicki2

    vicki2 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think celebrities should get free passes, but it's a DUI thing. I don't read about the guy down the road when he pulls the same thing, including abusive language, but he's not a star either. Let Gibson pay the same as that guy down the road and let him work it out on his own.
     
  3. Word2Action

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    Totally agree. Everyone should own up to their mistakes no matter what their social status is.
     
  4. capitalist_junkie

    capitalist_junkie Well-Known Member

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    Exactly.

    But honestly, I don't really think the news needs to broadcast Gibson's DUI or his drunken behavior. I've seen lots of people say/do stupid things when drunk. Lots of people get DUIs without it being blasted all over the news.

    Furthermore, Gibson has alluded to anti-Semitic tendencies when sober. Why is this a surprise to anyone?
     
  5. Brandon

    Brandon Well-Known Member

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    The more prudent question should be, why do celebrities get off so easily when arrested? It can't all be about the money. Judges and jury's aren't bribed when the celebrity gets off.
     
  6. Word2Action

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    I'm not sure but one thing I know that is true, when people get drunk, they tend to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the true so help them Budweiser.
     
  7. capitalist_junkie

    capitalist_junkie Well-Known Member

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    My father has spent his entire adult life as a lawyer. He has repeatedly told me that even if one person isn't being bribed directly, it really is all about the money.
     
  8. palefrost

    palefrost Well-Known Member

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    I'm really surprised its taken on the life it has in the press. Maybe its because this anti semitic theme has relevance to what we are seeing in the middle east? Is it fair to say the Jewish race doesn't forgive easily a slight?

    Last night pictures of Mels drunk night hit the net. Honestly, for years i heard about his wild and crazy drug problems. I'm surprised now its all coming out.
     
  9. OneofaKind

    OneofaKind Well-Known Member

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    However long it takes, what is done in the dark will eventually come to light.

    But I must give him some respect he apologised and I believe he meant it.
     
  10. kokotai

    kokotai Well-Known Member

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    I have been a journalist for over 18 years and I am sorry to say that as a group our profession has lost its way. When Mel Gibson's rantings are more important than world hunger and war there is something wrong.
     
  11. vicki2

    vicki2 Well-Known Member

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    I'm bothered by the fact not that Mel Gibson gets drunk and abusive, but that there's a whole portion of our society which feeds more on celebrity news or non-news than it pays attention to truly serious situations. They may know every detail of Gibson's latest, but do they know anything at all about what's happening in Lebanon? Or, do they care at all?
     
  12. capitalist_junkie

    capitalist_junkie Well-Known Member

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    Quite. I mean, it's not good that Gibson has anti-Semitic tendencies, but I think the fact that there are people everywhere who cannot afford to support themselves and their families is a much worse problem. I think we need to focus on what's really important.
     
  13. palefrost

    palefrost Well-Known Member

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    I agree in part. I myself like distraction from what i see on a daily bases in the world. I think alot of people use the celebrity world to distract them from the crap they see. I could be wrong but i do find it fascinating to watch how much attention celebrities get in the news. I'm sure they deliberately send ppl out and make sure they hit the papers. Each one has a publicists. that's why i find it amusing when the **** hits the fan they get all upset. If you feed the sharks they will bite dummies lol.
     
  14. sarah

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    All I have to say about Mel Gibson and his DUI is...
    Why are we discussing it??
     
  15. baileym1

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    Exactly. Who cares??? Let the man be who he is, and leave him alone.
     
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