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Well, I really hated this movie too, but I like your perspective better than the one I had when I left the movie. I kept thinking to myself, well, the guy’s Jewish, so it’s better that he’s Jewish and telling these “jokes” than if he were a non-Jew and telling the jokes. That’s as generous as I could be.
But now after reading your critique, I realize I was duped and am ashamed that I didn’t immediately see or feel what you felt. Well, down deep, I did, but was afraid to verbalize it, I guess. I’m ready for my shower now…p>Thanks for sharing br> — Veronica Redmond br> Cathedral City, California /p>
Please let Mr. Stein know that I saw the movie, and liked and disliked the movie. In Cohen’s defense, I don’t think he is condoning Jew hatred. He is demonstrating how infantile and stupid it is by having his idiot of a character partake in it. I do agree with Ben that Cohen abuses his hosts’ hospitality. However, he could have been far more vicious in the way he did it. Even when he is talking about supporting the war in Iraq to a rodeo crowd, and goes over the top with statements about drinking the blood of Iraqi women and children, the camera zooms in to show a woman looking at him in distaste. He could just as easily have shown all Americans lustily cheering his statements because they didn’t listen to the words and thought he was simply being supportive of the war effort.p>I have a feeling Cohen does harbor a tremendous sense of superiority to Americans “yokels.” I am sure Ben is reacting to that arrogance. Sadly, America haters will see the movie and (wrongly) believe it justifies all of their biases against average Americans. I laughed at the movie, too, but readily conceded that it was stupid, sophomoric, and vulgar. br> — Doug Graham br> Linthicum, Maryland /p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?