Editor's Note: In fairness to Mel Gibson, we should keep in mind that the establishment media is almost always seeking to smear him and therefore, we should entertain the possibility that the following is only partly true, or perhaps even a complete fantasy. Let us also recall that money isn’t everything and that Mr. Gibson is probably under enormous personal and professional strain and pressure — a talented actor and director who has had little or nothing to do on the scale that he once experienced for decades, and a family life that may still be in shambles. Not everyone can think clearly under such trying circumstances.
Nonetheless, in fairness to the public's right to decide for themselves, we observe that Mr. Gibson is a wealthy man and has the resources to correct factual errors made by Allison Hope Weiner, the author of the following essay, if he so chooses. On the other hand, and this is where it gets complicated, it could be that he would not do so because such a correction would only add fuel to the media's "Hate Gibson” fest. Consequently, we should not conclude that if he does not seek to publicly correct or counter Weiner’s supposed recollections, it necessarily signifies that hers is a true account of his statements and activities.
So with those caveats in mind, and wanting to give Gibson the benefit of the doubt, it would not be unethical or unfair to say that if this report by Weiner is accurate in all of its essential details, then it is disappointing that Mr. Gibson would seem to be pandering toward Judaism and donating money to Judaism's “charitable causes," in the manner in which Miss Weiner alleges.
Keep in mind that we are publishing excerpts from her article. Readers may wish to consult her entire essay, which is available at the URL provided below. — Michael Hoffman
(Hoffman served as a volunteer researcher for Gibson in 2003, compiling at his request a dossier on theological matters related to The Passion of The Christ, prior to its debut in theatres).