Catholic League president Bill Donohue looks at a front-page piece in today’s New York Times on the controversy surrounding an honorary Oscar scheduled to be presented to European filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard:
According to the Times article, there is “the touchy question of how to deal with newly highlighted claims that Mr. Godard, a master of modern film, has long harbored anti-Jewish views that threaten to widen his distance from Hollywood, even as the film industry’s leading institution is trying to close the gap.”
How revealing. Godard is controversial in Hollywood because the Jewish community which populates it is upset at him for his alleged anti-Semitism. But no one in Hollywood that we know of has ever spoken up about the propriety of giving an Oscar to someone associated with harboring anti-Catholic views (Harvey Weinstein comes quickly to mind). The hypocrisy is stunning.