MATT DRUDGE, "THE DRUDGE REPORT": Yes.
BUCHANAN: ... before we get into that, I want to ask you, you apparently have gone to see
this movie that Mel Gibson did called "The Passion" that is causing great
controversy among some in the Jewish community and in the Catholic community. Is it
anti-Semitic? It's about, frankly, the passion and death of Jesus Christ...
BUCHANAN: ... and you have seen -- you got an early look at it. What is it like?
DRUDGE: Well Mel Gibson is here, he's in town. He's two blocks away. He sends his regards.
He'll be making the rounds on this one. This may be the last movie Mel Gibson makes, Pat
Buchanan. This is the ultimate film. It's magical. Best picture I have seen in quite some
time, and even people like Jack Valenti were in the audience in tears at this screening.
There was about 30 of us. It depicts a clash between Jesus and those who crucified him,
and speaking as a Jew, I thought it was a magical film that showed the perils of life on
BUCHANAN: Right. "The New Republic" -- today I read a long report in "The
New Republic" said it is an anti-Semitic film, just about flat-out. What's your take?
DRUDGE: They haven't seen the darn film and those of us, every single person in there, and
I'm not talking about tears, I'm talking total tears. It is something Mel Gibson stood
back at the end and took questions for about an hour, and he is -- he told me he's tired
of Hollywood. That this is it. He's going to do it. He's going to do it his way, and this
film, I tell you, is magic. It's a miracle. It's a miracle...
BILL PRESS: All right...
DRUDGE: ... and Pat Buchanan, you will be talking about this in -- when it comes out
because it's something I haven't seen in quite some time.
So apparently Drudge is Jewish, and he liked the film. What's more, the rest of the crowd
didn't then attempt to tear him to shreds as somehow ancestrally guilty of theicide. Will
that stop the ADL? Probably not.
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