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Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Are 'Hollywood' and the French defending Roman Polanski because raping a 13 year old girl is a small price to get masterpieces such as Chinatown or Rosemary's Baby?

Or is it because they know that those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw rocks?

I don't know that either Harvey Weinstein or the French culture minister engage in behavior similar to Polanski's, but if one looks at what Hollywood and the French consider normal, raping kids is a few standard deviations closer to their norms than it is to what normal America considers acceptable behavior.

And being afraid of slippery slopes, perhaps they feel it necessary to defend Polanski. After all, if what Polanski did can be excused as no big deal, then whatever behavior they engage in certainly floats in the safe harbor.