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Not All of the Left is AWOL in Condemning Polanski

October 3, 2009


The Nation‘s Katha Pollitt breaks with the Polanski-supporting Left:

The widespread support for Polanski shows the liberal cultural elite at its preening, fatuous worst. They may make great movies, write great books, and design beautiful things, they may have lots of noble humanitarian ideas and care, in the abstract, about all the right principles: equality under the law, for example. But in this case, they’re just the white culture-class counterpart of hip-hop fans who stood by R. Kelly and Chris Brown and of sports fans who automatically support their favorite athletes when they’re accused of beating their wives and raping hotel workers.

No wonder Middle America hates them.

Good for her. Pollitt again demonstrates that there’s at least one writer at The Nation worth reading.

See NewsReal’s previous coverage of the arrest of Roman Polanski here, here, and here.

  1. Paul Cooper permalink
    October 3, 2009 4:33 pm

    Great job David. As you will see from my blog tomorrow – I think we should praise the left when they are worthy of it. Joy Behar gets props on the Polanski thing as well.

  2. October 3, 2009 4:57 pm

    Kirstie Alley (formerly of “Cheers”) also deserves praise for not going along with the let’s-cheer-on-the-pædophile crowd, also.

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