Monday, May 17, 2010

And the Moral Relativism of the Story Is...


A slightly edited version of the Polanski piece from last night has been on the front page -- as well as the main entertainment page -- of the Huffington Post all day.

Feel free to peruse the comment section and marvel at some of the faux-intellectual self-satisfaction that's pretty much the hallmark of a good portion of the HuffPo peanut gallery.

I'd repost some of the more entertaining contributions here, but I'm just way too fucking tired. Suffice it to say, while a lot of conservatives these days wear their willful ignorance proudly on their sleeves, the same number of liberals just can't help reveling in the ability to over-think even the most unambiguous subject -- especially if they've recently watched an indie documentary on it.

On the plus side, it's fun knowing that there's an unrelated piece by Bernard-Henri Lévy also up at HuffPo right now.

6 comments:

greenveldt said...

I don't understand why this Polanski case is so polarizing. I don't understand why some people in the HuffPo comments defend him so vigorously.

Was the judge out of bounds in deciding to give Polanski more jail time, after Polanski's initial stay in prison?

Alanna said...

Kudos. It's damn good.

Lizzy said...

I was under the impression that a judge has the right to refuse a deal made between the parties if they feel the punishment does not fit the crime (at least that's what Law & Order taught me). But whether they can or not, it seems like a pathetic leg to stand on -- legal misconduct by the judge who wanted to give the convicted criminal *gasp* more time in jail. And what's with commenter dude's outrage that Polanski's been arrested but the legal misconduct was never brought to trial. Kind of comparing apples to oranges. Legal misconduct/rape of a minor...

VirginiaO'Possum said...

I don't wanna sign up to make comments on Huffpo, but somebody should mention to the commenters there that the past tense is "pled" or "pleaded", not "plead". Or, well, like "plead" is the non-preferred option for the past tense, anyway.
http://www.cjr.org/resources/lc/pleadguilty.php

kanye said...

I just read through some of the comments over there...heh.

Although, you should probably let jackbutler5555 slide. He's never really gotten over having his ass handed to him by Eugene Martone.

greenveldt said...

Thanks for the explanation, Lizzy.