"To see him thrown to the lions and put in prison because of ancient history — and as he was traveling to an event honoring him — is absolutely horrifying," French Culture Minister Frédéric Mitterrand said after Polanski was arrested upon arrival in Switzerland to attend the Zurich Film Festival, where he was to receive a lifetime achievement award. "There's an America we love and an America that scares us, and it's that latter America that has just shown us its face."There is a France that we love and a France that disgusts us, and it's that latter France that has just shown its face.
And Whoopi Goldberg says that it wasn't "rape-rape." That might be true; it was child rape.
What is wrong with these people?
UPDATE 2: Woody Allen wants Polanski released. That changes everything.