New York Times:
In Mr. Gibson’s case, it was not The Malibu Times, but a Time Warner-owned celebrity news Web site, TMZ.com, that set off the media storm. On Friday evening, TMZ posted four pages of a sheriff’s report describing what the arresting officer said was Mr. Gibson’s belligerent behavior and a series of noxious remarks, including several deeply offensive comments about Jews.
The police report includes two anti-semitic comments by Gibson:
"The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world." Followed by: "Are you a Jew?"
Compare that with the NYT treatment of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s statement that Jews in the Middle East “a satanic and cancerous presence and an infected tumor”.
From a NYT article just a couple of weeks ago:
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s spiritual leader and the country’s most powerful figure, said in a speech on Sunday that Israeli strikes in Lebanon and the Palestinian territories proved how “the presence of Zionists in the region is a satanic and cancerous presence and an infected tumor for the entire world of Islam.”
No comment about this being “noxious” or “deeply offensive”.
I guess “noxious” and “deeply offensive” words about Jews can only come from actors when they’re drunk. On the other hand, sober political and religious leaders can be as hateful as they want toward Jews without the slightest hint from the NYT that the comments are noxious. Hmm.