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El Perro Patron

Talk about "Duh"

“Starting with the ridiculous reaction to Passion of the Christ. Now, with Da Vinci Code, everyone is saying, ‘It’s just a movie, get over it.’ Well, if that’s the case, why was everyone so wound up about Passion?"

Duh.

How about "Because Da Vinci Code is an acknowledged piece of fiction while Passion was sold as fact. (even though the events depicted in Passion never actually occur in the Bible. Curious, isn't it?)"

So, let me get this straight; depicting Catholics in a negative light in a fictional film = BAD. But depicting Jews and non-Christians in a negative light in a film that the producer claims to be fact = GOOD.

Got it. Thanks for being so open and honest about your own bigotry.

Paul H

I really don't understand how anyone can view the mainstream media as being reliable when it comes to reporting facts. On the one hand, you can consider things like the CBS forged documents scandal, or the NY Times reporter (Jason Blair, if I remember correctly) who was fired for making up news stories. But even without looking to high-profile events such as these, I think that it should be easy for anyone to see how inaccurate the media is, by this simple method: Just find any topic that you are an expert on, and then find a news story about that topic, and count up the errors.

For example, with the above news story, the author made at least FIVE errors. There are the two errors that you mentioned from the last paragraph, plus he consistently misspelled your last name, he referred to Sandra Miesel as "Susan Miesel", and he referred to the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) as the "Eternal Word Network".

I've seen the same thing lots of times in stories about subjects or people that I know something about. It almost seems as if it is impossible for a reporter to write a story without making at least one factual error, or at very least including a few misleading statements.

Carl Olson

(even though the events depicted in Passion never actually occur in the Bible.

So descriptions of the trial, torture, crucifixion, and death of Jesus are not found in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John (which are in the Bible, in case you don't know)? Amazing.

Matt C. Abbott

I think "El Perro" has to be one of your biggest fans, Carl. :)

Carl Olson

It's strange, Matt: I've actually developed a certain affection for El Perro, who reminds me of a lost, homeless creature looking for shelter, but who is convinced that anyone who tries to help is out to get him. Of course, having said that, he'll now make more lovely, wonderful comments about me.

Cristina A. Montes

Carl: I'm impressed with anyone who develops an affection for someone who calls himself the Spanish word for "dog". Personally, I've never been a dog lover; I had a bad experience with a dog when I was 3. I hope El Perro has been inoculated with anti-rabies shots :P

MLC

Thanks for that Cristina. I was wondering what El Perro meant but hadn't got round to looking it up.

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