Posts Tagged: Writers Strike Results 2
I recently engaged in some good-natured ribbing of the lefty blog JVoices over its announcement that it would cease publishing for the duration of the writers’ strike as an act of solidarity. I may have thought the JVoices gesture was a little bit silly, but, I must confess, I never expected that the big Hollywood studios and TV networks would manage to break the will of the obscure yet determined blog.
So the Anti-Defamation League has finally weighed in on L’Affaire Will Smith, and, I have to say, its statement is a little disappointing.
To recap: Will Smith, speaking off the cuff to a Scottish newspaper, suggested — quite reasonably — that Hitler was driven by a “twisted” notion of what he thought was “good.” The militant Jewish Defense League pounced, accusing the Hollywood star of saying that Hitler was a good person and having “spit on the memory of every person murdered by the Nazis.” Gossip sites joined in the frenzy, and Smith ended up issuing a clarification, attacking those who had distorted his words and calling Hitler “vile.”