[The] conscience-challenged Hollywooders who have rushed to the defense of the pedophile Polanski declare that the gnomish old pervert should remain unpunished for having drugged and raped a child because:
a. He had a tragic past
b. He is artistically gifted
c. He’s popular
d. He has suffered enough
e. He is repentant
f. The woman who as a child was drugged and raped by him has said that she supports letting him live free and dropping the matter altogether.
Here is what is so wrong with each of those defenses that it’s no surprise they’re championed by people who spend all of their time creating illusions and slavering over their own press releases: