January 11, 2010, - 2:42 pm
My review of “Avatar” is drawing a lot of traffic, today–and a lot of “classy” C-word, S-word, and F-word hate comments directed at me (many I’ve had to delete). And I was wondering why. Lo and behold, Los Angeles Times movie writer Patrick Goldstein has posted his latest written tirade against me (he’s written several–details here, here, and here–and I always enjoy reading . . . and laughing at them).
Dated today, Goldstein’s headline is “Right Wingers Launch New Attack on ‘Avatar.'” (Emphasis added.) In his newest screed against me, he writes:
It seems as if the more money “Avatar ” makes at the box office (it’s now officially the second-biggest-grossing film of all time), the more incensed its critics on the right become. The best example? Die-hard right-wing blogger/columnist/anti-Islam crusader Debbie Schlussel has now weighed in on the Jim Cameron blockbuster.
Problem is, my review ran the day before Avatar debuted, December 17th (I was allowed to post it that day, because it began showing at Midnight). That’s almost a month ago and before the movie made a dime. So, I’m perplexed at Goldstein’s claim that I “lanched [a] new attack on ‘Avatar'” or how it’s possible that I wrote my review a month ago in expectation, knowing a month ago that the movie would make bazillions of dollars. While I expected it would, that’s not the reason I rip on movies–I’ve ripped on plenty that made very little or lost money.
Still, it’s nice to know that Patrick has faith in my 20/20 ESP vision, a month in advance.
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