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Mel Gibson

One Word Tirade

2/2/2010 7:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A frustrated Mel Gibson was pitching his new movie to a Chicago TV reporter today, only to be repeatedly blocked by questions about his infamous anti-Semitic rant -- it resulted in an A-bomb explosion.

Mel Gibson One World Tirade Screen Shot
After an uncomfortable first few minutes during the satellite interview, the WGN-TV reporter gave his obligatory "go see the movie" -- and kissed Mel off.

Mel, apparently thinking the interview was over, took a swig of his coffee drink ... and called the guy an "asshole."

So we ask ...

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31.

Donovan    

The reporter was out of line. Mel was there to promote a movie, not do a sit down tell-all interview about his life and his mistakes. Questions like that should not be sprung on someone, they should be invited and they clearly weren't.

1639 days ago
32.

Balloon Dude    

"You go Mel, keep hating them Jew$"

You can't go into Rehab for being an ignorant Hater.

1639 days ago
33.

JJ    

The media and reporters suck.

Except for TMZ if they print this!

LOL!

Actually TMZ are "investigators".

1639 days ago
34.

Seraf666    

(1) Mel is the Ultimate Douche. Period.

(2) In this specific case the reporter was a bigger Douche than Mel (for a couple of minutes...).

(3) In case you think item #2 makes Mel less of a Douche, See #1.

1639 days ago
35.

earnestlizard    

Although I do sympathize with Mel Gibson for interviewers still focusing on his past mistakes, Mel needs to stay sober so that he can react to these questions in a mature manner. I do like Mel Gibson the actor but hate Mel Gibson the man.

1639 days ago
36.

Nikki    

Mel is one of a very short celeb list that I would set aside my lesbo ways for a long weekend of the hot and steamy!! You go Mel..., say it like it is :)-

1639 days ago
37.

Turntable    

BAHAHAHAHHAHAH! THIS I SSOOOOOO COOL AND SOOO GOOD!

I SAW IT A DAY AGO AND THEY HAD CUT OFF THE AS-S-HOLE PART.. TOO BAD!
THAT ONE IS MUCH MUCH BETTER!

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM MEL I LOVE YOU!
THIS IS SOO F-U-CKING COOL!
MEL IS THE MAN!

KEEP ON SAYING THAT DUDE, AND NEXT TIME DO IT TO TMZ THEY DESERVE TO GET BASHED AND KICKED MANY MANY TIMES
JUST GIVE A CALL AND IL'BE JOINING YOU!
TMZ, LETS DANCE!
YOUR REPORT WAS A FAKE
AND YOU KNOW IT
TIME TO ROLL THE FULL DISCLOSURE OF THIS CASE
TIME FOR YOU TO DO YOUR AVE MARIA AND TO RESERVE A SEAT AT JOM KIPPUR
AND TIME FOR YOU TO BE READY TO CONFESS
COME ON HARVEY, WE KNOW WHAT YOU DID THAT SUMMER! SAY IT AGAIN
THE SECOND POLICE REPORT YOU POSTED HERE IN AUGUST 2006 WAS A FAKE
FAKLE FAKE REPORT

BE READY TO BE ASHMAED AND TO GET YOUR ARSE IN COURT
TOO LATE TO SAY IT WAS FOR FUN
TOO LATE TO SAY WE DIDN'T DO NO WRONG
HARVEY LEVI THIS IS YOUR TRAIN
COME WITH THE COMPLEETE DISCLOSURE!

THIS IS SOO COOL!

YOU KNEW THAT DAY WAS COMING HARVEY..
YOU ARE GOING TO NEED A LAWYER..
BAHAHHAHA!

AND HARVEY, DONT YOU KNOW THAT A GOOD JEW DONT DO ANY KASHON HARA, YOU ARE NOT SUPOSED TO PARTICIPATE IN BASHING AND GOSSSIPING ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE.. SO WHAT DID YOU MADE THAT PLACE FOR HARVEY?
TO BREAK YOUR OWN RULES?
TMZ IS NOT KASHER HARVEY.. NOT GOOD..

COME ON HARVEY, THIS IS YOUR SECOND BIG SCOOP AND THIS TIME ITS A REAL ONE AND A CLEAN ONE: THE DAY YOU CONFESSED THAT THE MEL GIBSON'S ANTISEMITC DUI REPORT WAS A FAKE AND THAT THE ORIGINAL POLICE REPORT IS STIL AT THE STATION, WITH NO MENTION OF JEWS AND NOT A IOTA OF MYSOGYNISM.

NO SUGAR TITS NO JEW..
HOW BORRING HUH?

POOR HARVEY /:

TELL THEM SO, AND DISCLOSE TOO HOW FRIKING DUMB ALL MEDIA ARE AP AND REUTER AND THE TIMES,
TO HAVE JUMPED BOTH FEETS IN IT,
AND TO HAVE PRINT IT BACK WITHOUT EVEN DOING ANY RESEARCH NOR CONTROL OF THE STORY
AND WITHOUT HAVING EVEN ATTEMPTED TO DO SO,
IN THE 3½ YEARS WHO HAVE PASSED.

HARVEY! HARVEY! WE WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE FAKE REPORT!
WE WANT TO KNOW HOW YOU MADE THE FAKE REPORT!
COME ON HARVEY COME WITH IT AND TALK!
WE WANT TO HEAR IT!

WE WANT AN ANTISCOOP!
WE WANT AN ANTISCOOP!

WE WANT FULL DISCLOSURE
WE WANT TO MAKE A HAPPY MEMORY OF THIS TIME

WILL HARVEY DARE AS FIRST PAPER IN PRESS HISTORY, TO DO ITS OWN ANTISCOOP THEORY?

LETS SEE WHAT DRIVES YOU HARVEY..
SHOW ME!

1639 days ago
38.

TM in LB    

People don't suddenly "get over" anti-semitism. Mel is an indulged a**hole and we can thank him for reminding us.

1639 days ago
39.

mike    

I think the reporter was just doing his job by asking some tough questions so I don't think the reporter was in the wrong. Its kind of funny when a celebrity gets asked some tough questions because the are always surrounded by people who kiss their butt. Mel called him an "a$$hole" when he was done and I don't see a problem with that either! If you can't handle the things that go with being a movie star then don't be one!

1639 days ago
40.

PLyons    

Mel's cool- he's always been cool. Catholic- but, cool nonetheless. Most Catholics are cool- must be the incense.

1639 days ago
41.

Alan C    

Well the interviewer got stuck. Does he think that people even remember those things? We go to the movies to see the action and story-line. Not to remember all the horrible things Mel has done that have made the press! Like Mel said, "Move on Dude"!

1639 days ago
42.

jules    

Mel is doing a media junket to promote a movie. The rules with those junkets are generally: the actor talks about the character they are playing, working with the other actors, the producer, and maybe a generic about something uncontroverisal, like where they vacationed last or something. It's not in depth investigative reporting. That is reserved when the actor appears for an interview with Oprah, Barbara Walters, etc. Kinda like when Dave skewered Paris about her jail stint when she was coming on to promote perfume or something. I'm with Mel, although Mel should have handled it w/ more grace than he did (I'd been piseed too, just wouldn't have let it show and changed the subject immediately to something related to the movie) You could see Mel bristle and get uncomfortable, but he should be prepared for the unexpected.

1639 days ago
43.

Politico Pablo    

This local reporter intentional asked a loaded question in order to put him on the spot. He had an opportunity to take a cheap shot, and he took it.

1639 days ago
44.

Zach Swan    

Just another lazy journalist seeking attention. He obviously saw how KTLA baited Mel and figured if he could do the same, people would be talking about him on TMZ. Congrats.

1639 days ago
45.

jules    

Also, it's usually part of an actors contract to promote the film and make the rounds of crappy stations, entertainments outlets, radio appearances. etc. Some actors like doing the press, because it's not just about the acting, it's a chance to hear themselves talk about themselves; or conversly, if it's a good movie (artsy) and not a blockbuster money maker, they may have a personal investment or fondness in the topic/story (Precsious. Most actors detest this part because it a pain in the ass. The public has blurred the line and feel they need to know every facet of these actors lives. They are actors, people, not gods to idolize. They entertain us. And we need entertainment so badly, cuz our country is falling to hell and handbasket because everyone thinks they are a hearbeat away from being famous. Historically, actor have not been elavated to such status. Most are 'entertainers' with no talent. Others are real actors and singers. Really?!, we can't differentiate? Mel is an actor by the way. Sheesh!

1639 days ago
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