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Re: Denouncing Dads?

Actually, Jonah, I mostly agree with you.

It would have been honorable and right for Mel Gibson to have said something

like, “I love my father, but he’s wrong about the Holocaust. But no one will

separate me from my father, and they had better not try unless they fight.”

Something like that. I guess I just have this visceral reaction to children

being held in some way responsible for their parents’ craziness, and

children being put in the position of criticizing their parents in public.

It’s more of an instinct than a logical thing. What I can’t figure is why

Hutton Gibson just wouldn’t do his son, who’s been taking lots of bullets on

his behalf, a favor and shut the hell up.


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