View Poll Results: Roman Polanski and your perception of France

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    14 51.85%
  • The French are absolutely correct to do what they're doing.

    4 14.81%
  • It's wrong, but hey... cest la vie

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  • A little rape never harmed anyone.

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Thread: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

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    Re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    The left has a fascination and endearment with all things Hollywood, French, and high society. Many of the same Hollywood execs who bankroll Democratic nominees were the ones who came out in support of Polanski. Many Hollywood stars.

    So maybe I'm making unwarranted assumptions, but from having this discussion in the past I've found that typically only hard-line liberal types tend to want to excuse Polanski or want to find a reason to look the other way.

    Although, times are changing. The latest poll I saw had 80% of Americans AND 80% OF FRENCHMEN in favor of extradition.

    The capitalized is important, because let's give credit where credit is due. The French people have the right idea, it's their government that's corrupt.
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    Re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Please carry on. We are at an end. No precedent is ever set over an issue like this. There are winners and losers (though I think they are scum no matter what) in the gamble that the wealthy and connected take when they chose to break the law.

    I think using this one case as a culturally defining moment, is overstating it a bit.
    Rosa Parks grabbing a seat on the bus was only one little incident, how culturally defining was that? Not putting this on the same level as the civil rights movement, but I am pointing out that seemingly small incidents can make a big impact.

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    Re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Oh dear God. That wasn't an invitation to make it political.

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    Re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    The left has a fascination and endearment with all things Hollywood, French, and high society. Many of the same Hollywood execs who bankroll Democratic nominees were the ones who came out in support of Polanski. Many Hollywood stars.

    So maybe I'm making unwarranted assumptions, but from having this discussion in the past I've found that typically only hard-line liberal types tend to want to excuse Polanski or want to find a reason to look the other way.

    Although, times are changing. The latest poll I saw had 80% of Americans AND 80% OF FRENCHMEN in favor of extradition.

    The capitalized is important, because let's give credit where credit is due. The French people have the right idea, it's their government that's corrupt.
    The Left cares less about it. I would not doubt that Hollywood would support Roman because of professional biases. Every profession has it. Sometimes they like to back their own because gosh darnit, Roman/Rather/whoever has done great work and it would be such a shame to see them go. That being said, no one gives much of a damn about Roman's extradition.
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    Re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    AND 80% OF FRENCHMEN in favor of extradition.

    The capitalized is important, because let's give credit where credit is due. The French people have the right idea, it's their government that's corrupt.
    Hmmm.
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    Re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    The Left cares less about it. I would not doubt that Hollywood would support Roman because of professional biases. Every profession has it. Sometimes they like to back their own because gosh darnit, Roman/Rather/whoever has done great work and it would be such a shame to see them go. That being said, no one gives much of a damn about Roman's extradition.
    Good, then let's extradite him.

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    Re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Hmmm.
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    Re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Good, then let's extradite him.
    The French stand in the way.
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    Re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post

    How, if at all, does this case affect your perception of France?
    HA! not one iota. France has been devoid of any sense of honor and decency for over a century. I doubt the term 'rape' is understood by most of them.

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    Re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    lol cb. You're better than this. Aid and Abet legal definition of Aid and Abet. Aid and Abet synonyms by the Free Online Law Dictionary. "To assist another in the commission of a crime by words or conduct."

    You're confusing harboring with aiding and abetting. Words have meaning. You should use them.
    You're correct, they only aided and abetted the crime of flight from justice (a felony in every jurisdiction). They ALSO are guilty of harboring. So two crimes instead of just the one.

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