Posts Tagged ‘Roman Polanski’
October 6th, 2009 at 12:57 pm
Justice – 1, Polanski – 0
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Roman Polanski lost Round 1 in his effort to continue evading justice, as the Swiss Justice Ministry rejected his petition to be freed on bail while awaiting extradition.  According to news reports, Polanski could actually remain in his Swiss jail cell for months while the process unfolds.  In a dry irony, Ministry spokesman Folco Galli said that, “we continue to be of the opinion that there is a high risk of flight.”  Really?  By a fugitive who has remained in flight for over 30 years?  You don’t say…  Regardless, it’s nice to see a victory for the forces of justice over the forces of celebrity.

October 2nd, 2009 at 9:01 am
In Re: The Matter of Roman Polanski
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It did not come to our attention until yesterday that it is compulsory for every writer and commentator in America – regardless of more pressing concerns such as the bankruptcy or national security of said country – to publicly express an opinion on Roman Polanski, non-compliance punishable by loss of writing or commentating license, or both.

But what if one’s opinion is unprintable, and one’s solution, involving 13 mastiffs, is unacceptable to contemporary society?

Such a one is left with but a single line:  “Forget it, Jake.  It’s Chinatown.”