Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The "Duran Duran/Couscous" Defense

I know Whoopi is smarter than this.

From the Telegraph:
Whoopi Goldberg defends Roman Polanski: 'It wasn't rape-rape'

Speaking on television show The View, Goldberg said “I know it wasn’t rape-rape. I think it was something else, but I don’t believe it was rape-rape.”
BTW, here's another more reasoned reaction to the "controversy" by Kate Harding in Salon:
Reminder: Roman Polanski raped a child

...The reporting on Polanski's arrest has been every bit as "bizarrely skewed," if not more so. Roman Polanski may be a great director, an old man, a husband, a father, a friend to many powerful people, and even the target of some questionable legal shenanigans. He may very well be no threat to society at this point. He may even be a good person on balance, whatever that means. But none of that changes the basic, undisputed fact: Roman Polanski raped a child. And rushing past that point to focus on the reasons why we should forgive him, pity him, respect him, admire him, support him, whatever, is absolutely twisted.

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