Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Interesting ...

... France Divided Over Polanski Case.

The mood was even more hostile in blogs and e-mails to newspapers and news magazines. Of the 30,000 participants in an online poll by the French daily Le Figaro, more than 70 percent said Mr. Polanski, 76, should face justice. And in the magazine Le Point, more than 400 letter writers were almost universal in their disdain for Mr. Polanski.

That contempt was not only directed at Mr. Polanski, but at the French class of celebrities — nicknamed Les People — who are part of Mr. Polanski’s rarefied Parisian world. Letter writers to Le Point scorned Les People as the “crypto-intelligentsia of our country” who deliver “eloquent phrases that defy common sense.”


  1. It is outrageous that a man who rapes a 13 year old girl can somehow be "exonerated" by so many people because of the passage of time and Polanski's celebrity status. Let us hope that common decency and justice prevail. How do you think this one is going to turn out for Polanski?

  2. I don't know how it's going to turn out for Polanski - who I always thought was overrated as a director - but I think it has already turned out pretty bad for Les People.