I'm with The Onion on this one - this would have been big news involving Mel.
I'm sick of how obsessed we are with celebrities in this country. Yeah, Mel got drunk, drove, and let the foolish talk fly. None of that is cool. But does it really deserve the press it's been getting? Does what he did really hurt anybody other than himself?
When we have a Muslim American opening fire at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, killing one woman and injuring 5 others (story here), and that little Israeli-Hezbollah squabble going on, should our "Anti-Semitism" meter really go off the charts for what a drunk celebrity says?