Mel Gibson: In vino veritas

Mel Gibson was arrested for drunk driving last night, and besides resisting arrest, apparently, he went on an anti-Semitic tirade. Gee, guess those charges of Jew-baiting during the “Passion” weren’t all smoke, hm?

The TMZ website claims to have all the facts, including links to a PDF of the police report. I’d be more confident if it was The Smoking Gun, but hey, it sure fits the Mel Gibson Jew-baiting profile now, doesn’t it?

TMZ has learned that Mel Gibson went on a rampage when he was arrested Friday on suspicion of drunk driving, hurling religious epithets. TMZ has also learned that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department had the initial report doctored to keep the real story under wraps.

[…] The report says Gibson then launched into a barrage of anti-Semitic statements: “F*****g Jews… The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.” Gibson then asked the deputy, “Are you a Jew?”

[…] Deputy Mee then wrote an eight-page report detailing Gibson’s rampage and comments. Sources say the sergeant on duty felt it was too “inflammatory.” A lieutenant and captain then got involved and calls were made to Sheriff’s headquarters. Sources say Mee was told Gibson’s comments would incite a lot of “Jewish hatred,” that the situation in Israel was “way too inflammatory.” It was mentioned several times that Gibson, who wrote, directed, and produced 2004’s “The Passion of the Christ,” had incited “anti-Jewish sentiment” and “For a drunk driving arrest, is this really worth all that?”

Let’s see you squirm your way out of this one, Mel.

By the way, Gibson has issued an apology that sounds an awful lot like TMZ is telling the truth.

However, in a statement late today, Gibson said, “I acted like a person completely out of control when I was arrested, and said things that I do not believe to be true and which are despicable. I am deeply ashamed of everything I said.”

He added, “I have battled with the disease of alcoholism for all of my adult life and profoundly regret my horrific relapse.”

“Things that I do not believe to be true”—except, he said them. That would lead one to believe he thinks they’re true.

And oh, yeah—it’s alcoholism that’s to blame. I guess it wasn’t the Jews after all.

We had your number years ago, you anti-Semitic creep.

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13 Responses to Mel Gibson: In vino veritas

  1. megan says:

    I am saddened, troubled by his comments. That said. We saw Passion and we did not see the anti Jews part in it at all. Of course, we are not Jewish but feel that the Jews are Gods Chosen Children… Jesus was a Jew, Mary. Perhaps I am too simplistic?
    Is there something we missed in the Passion? I only ask since you stated “had his number years ago.” I think I would have preferred this to be private and apologize for the intrusion.

  2. Chris says:

    Mel is kooky. Check him out!

  3. Reginleif says:

    I don’t know if this is old news, but I heard Michael Graham say tonight that Gibson is working on a documentary about the Holocaust for ABC/Disney. **rage**

    One listener called in with a good point: The MSM is falling all over itself to condemn what Gibson said, but they pretty much say the same thing themselves every day — “in that nice NPR way,” as she put it.

  4. Megan, you’d have to go back to the things he said while filming “Passion.” I wrote about it a bit, Judith Weiss at Kesher Talk wrote about it a lot. I’ll put up links tomorrow. Tired tonight.

  5. Juan Oskar says:

    Mel was totally out of line making his drunken’ rage comment “All the wars in the world are caused by Jews.” How many times have we heard,

    “All the wars in the world are caused by religion.” Now that would insult, Jews, Christians, and Muslims and I’ve never heard an apology for that.

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  7. Chris says:

    Mel’s a lunatic creep that will probably find it harder to get financing for his movies now that he has exposed himself for what he truly is. Alcoholism doesn’t make you do things you haven’t already thought of doing … it just short-circuits your ability to control the urge.

  8. Funny. Everyone else seems to think that alcohol loosens inhibitions enough to make people speak truly.

    That’s what the Latin phrase means–from wine, truth.

    But that’s not why I think he’s a Jew-hater. It’s from the things he said while making “Passion.”

    And he didn’t base the film on the New Testament. He based it on the records of a nun’s dreams. Try reading up on it. You can google my site, or Kesher Talk, but you are speaking from lack of knowledge of the issues.

  9. Elie says:

    Gibson is both despicable and laughable. Here’s my take on this episode.

  10. It’s been pretty well-established that Gibson did not follow the Gospels. Instead, he relied heavily on the visions of an 18th-century nun for his script.

    As I said, Kesher Talk covered it extensively before the film came out.

    I am not saying that being drunk doesn’t change your state of mind. But please explain to me how being stopped for a DUI by a police officer in Malibu would immediately make someone start cursing the Jews for starting all the wars in the world.

    Those thoughts had to be there to begin with, because the cops that stopped him weren’t named Goldberg and Cohen.

    Neither is Mel Gibson a teenager. He is a grown man, an alcoholic, and let’s be real here: alcoholics know EXACTLY what alcohol does to them.

  11. Interesting. A user came here, started an argument about Mel Gibson, and apparently managed to delete his own comments and disappear, making my comments look like non-sequitors.

    Update: Figured it out. Somehow, he got put into the IP blacklist as spam, and his comments were purged.

  12. Jeremy Arnold says:

    Way to try and pass the blame for deleting my post? The way you put your explanation you’re trying to make it appear as if i was intentionaly delting my own comments.

    Well anyway, you’re trying to cling to a shred of evidence that a hollywood moviestar you don’t like hates jews because of some things he said while he was DRUNK. Do you understand how absurd that is? Oh, and my favorite thing is how you think his movie the passion doesn’t follow the account of the Gospels. Even if he based it off a nun’s dream it still follows the Gospels with the exception of some dramatic affects to make satan appear like he is watching the events.

  13. Jeremy Arnold says:

    Not talking anymore?

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