Eight offensive quotes on the Polanski situation. (Indie Eye)
I can't argue with the inanity of any of these statements about the case, split between the throw-away-the-key and let-him-go-he's-a-genius camps. It's correct to say that Polanski is a convicted criminal and that the U.S. government is within its rights to seek his extradition, though I think the wishes of the victim and the blatant hypocrisy of the L.A. district attorney's office in the wake of the Wanted and Desired documentary cut pretty heavily in Polanski's favor. It's very disappointing to hear comments from people I respect suggesting Polanski's talent should get him a free pass, and I most definitely would not have done this.