What Else Is In Scott's Head?

The blog site for writer Scott C. Smith. Some observations on the world we live in and life in general. And maybe some politics.

Monday, January 10, 2005

Mel Gibson Loves Michael Moore

First up: my new column is up at CounterBias. It's a piece on the New Year's resolutions I'm hoping conservatives will keep...I know, I'm living in crazy-land, but you never know.

If you've been a regular reader of my site, you may recall the column I wrote about Jon Alvarez, the founder of a group called Patriotic Americans Boycotting Anti-American Hollywood (PABAAH). Alvarez, who apparently was schooled in constitutional law by Sean Hannity, has a petition up to charge Michael Moore with treason.

At his web site, (here is the link to PABAAH, but you may not be able to reach the site from my site; Alvarez has blocked me) Alvarez and his robot followers have created a huge list of actors, directors, and anyone else involved in entertainment who has been critical of George W. Bush -- a boycott list. It's huge, there must be hundreds of people on the boycott list. There's no rhyme or reason to the list, either.

Now, to Alvarez and the PABAAH community, Mel Gibson is a hero. They love the guy. Mel Gibson can do no wrong in their eyes. They like to discuss at PABAAH the success of The Passion, and I think they've even placed on their boycott list people who criticized Mel Gibson (not that I can verify that, unfortunately).

Last night at the Golden Globes, Gibson's film won the honor of best drama, and Moore's film won best picture.

After the ceremony, Gibson spoke with reporters. Among other things, he talked about Michael Moore and Fahrenheit 9/11. Here's a bit of what Gibson said:

"I saw the film (Fahrenheit 9/11). I liked it...I feel a kind of strange kinship with Michael (Moore). I mean, they're (the media, or groups like PABAAH) trying to pit us against each other in the press, but this is all just a hologram, you know. They've really got nothing to do with one another. They were used as some kind of divisive left-right thing."

Okay, I don't understand the bit about the hologram, but in reading what Gibson said, it appears to me that he is supporting Michael Moore. AND he's seen Fahrenheit 9/11. Right?

You know, I have to bring up the hologram comment again. What the hell was Gibson talking about? Does anyone know? If you do, please drop me a line so I can understand. Thanks.

So, Gibson was critical of the media in pitting him against Michael Moore. And PABAAH has done that. A lot. If you can access the site, read through the message board and take a look at the numerous threads about Michael Moore. And Gibson. Remember, they love Mel at PABAAH.

Yet Gibson is singing Moore's praises. If Gibson is a supporter of Moore, wouldn't that make Gibson an accessory to treason?

Also, since Mel Gibson is supporting Michael Moore, that should mean that Gibson would have to be put onto the PABAAH boycott list. After all, part of PABAAH's boycott includes the theaters that showed Fahrenheit 9/11 and the studio that released it.

So, if you can actually access PABAAH, I'd be interested to know how they're dealing with Mel Gibson's pro-Moore comments.

Hopefully someone can explain that hologram bit, too.


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