The Right Kind of Roman

Oh, sure, Roman Polanski is a “child molester” (to those with bourgeois values).  But look at his shiny new ad for a Giant Corporation!  Nazi-occupied Polish childhood!  New movie bravely opposing Jewish persecution a century ago!  Socially sensitive.  Great artist!  Blah blah yah yah!

Thus does our media dispel the last traces of fake dudgeon over sexual abuse of children.

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  • VY

    Doesn’t the Pope wear Prada?

    • Maiki

      No, that was bad reporting. Someone claimed his red pope shoes were Prada (and Prada did not deny it, because it is good publicity)– but they are made by an Italian cobbler near the Vatican, however.

    • Mark Shea

      Dear Heaven! You’re *right*!!!! That means….. something. Not sure what. But I’m sure it will come to me.

    • Nah, you’re thinking of the devil.

      • Rosemarie


        Yeah, don’t confuse those two. 🙂

  • antigon

    Happened to see the cliched silliness ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,’ from NFlix the other day, which included a fairly horrific rape (& gratuitous, save possibly to re-enforce a not wholly controversial view that Nazis are unpleasant), of the kind Polanski inflicted on the 13-year-old.

    So while the film doesn’t (formally) champion that rape, it provides a look at what Polanski did, & arguably the cognoscenti’s more honest sympathies.

  • SecretAgentMan

    You have to read this with Don LaFontaine’s voice in your head: “In a world where double standards are routine, one man seeks justice. Unstoppable. Unafraid. Unextraditable. Roman Polanski*is* Dreyfus.”