Who ‘Defended’ Mel Gibson?

Ever since I wrote about the William Morris Agency’s “selective n-word outrage” over at Michelle Malkin’s site, I’ve read columns here and there about how I “defended” Mel Gibson.

One column in the New York Daily News insinuated that I was defending Mel Gibson (though they did quote from my post accurately), and Rebecca Dana at the Daily Beast wrote that I gave Gibson a “tepid defense.” This isn’t an earth-shattering issue, but I would like to say that both are untrue — There is no defense of Gibson in what I wrote, either overtly, tepidly or otherwise.

It’s fairly clear (at least I thought) from what I wrote that I was saying if the William Morris Agency was going to dump one person for using the “n-word,” then they should have a similar intolerance for that word no matter what context it’s used from their clients. Especially when William Morris’ entertainment clients are putting the word dozens and dozens of times on CD’s being sold to the general public — many of them kids.

To sum it up, I wasn’t defending Mel Gibson, I was saying that William Morris should get rid of all their n-word slinging clients like they got rid of Mel — not that they should bring Mel back on board because “everybody else says it.”

Author: Doug Powers

Doug Powers is a writer, editor and commentator covering news of the day from a conservative viewpoint with an occasional shot of irreverence and a chaser of snark. Townhall Media writer/editor. MichelleMalkin.com alum. Bowling novice. Long-suffering Detroit Lions fan. Contact: WriteDoug@Live.com.