I never liked Jean-Luc Godard movies. I go to movies to be entertained, not bored. He failed my simple test.
Aside from being (in my mind) a boring film maker, it turns out that he is, as well, a deep, blatant, vicious antisemite. Of course, if you’re a New York Times consumer, you’d never know that. And what’s really bad is that the New York Times doesn’t avoid Godard’s antisemitism because the Times is itself ignorant of Godard’s ugly side. Nope, the Times is well aware of it. It’s approach, therefore, is to gloss over, explain away, and excuse his depravity.
I doubt anyone, with a straight face, can disagree with me when I say that the Times would have responded differently if evidence ever emerged that Godard had said “I dislike gays/blacks/Asians/Hispanics/Muslims/other victim group that suits the Times’ criteria.”