And I thought I just disliked him because his films are boring and pompous

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.”

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  • suek

    I simply do not understand antisemitism.
     
    Or anti anybody unless they give me cause.  Although…does “I dislike” actually rise to the level of “anti”?  I confess to being suspicious of certain groups of people – and definitely having preconceptions of how certain cultural groups are likely to behave or respond in certain situations – but so what?  They can easily surprise me.  In fact, about half  the humor of the comedians of about 40 years ago was based on breaking stereotypes.  You had to _have_ the stereotypes before you could break them!
     
    By the way…Boehner had a really good line last night… “I remember the days of Ronald Reagan.  In those days, we also had Bob Hope and Johnny Cash.  Today, Ronald Reagan is dead; we have no Hope and we have no Cash”.
     
    Hilarious!!

  • Gringo

    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.”
     
    Exactly. I also  noted that the MSM  made little note of David Duke making the same pilgrimage to Damascus as did Kerry and Pelosi, albeit at different times,  with the same goal as Kerry and Pelosi: to denigrate Dubya’s foreign policy. If only those 3  would immigrate to Syria, and never return! Methinks they would have a different opinion about Dubya after living under Assad Junior’s thumb.