Video: CNN misses the story on Sheen meltdown

posted at 12:55 pm on February 25, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

I wasn’t going to write anything about Charlie Sheen’s career suicide this week, since I don’t watch Two and a Half Men or much episodic television at all these days. Sheen appeared on the Alex Jones radio show yesterday, not an unusual place for a Truther to make an appearance, and went on a bizarre-even-for-Sheen rant that included anti-Semitic comments about his show’s producer and co-creator, Chuck Lorre, calling him “Chaim Levine” (Levine is Lorre’s birth name). CBS responded by putting the show on hiatus the rest of the season, and probably won’t bring it back, at least not with Sheen.

When Mel Gibson made anti-Semitic remarks a few years ago, it became part of the running commentary at CNN on everything Gibson did. But watch this two-minute clip from CNN today on the Sheen story, in which Sheen’s anti-Semitic remarks in both the Jones interview and his later open letter get zero mention at all:

CNN viewers must be a little confused if they don’t bother checking on the story elsewhere. The two hosts make it sound as though Sheen got fired (in practice if not in form) for merely being mean to his producer and to Alcoholics Anonymous.

ABC, in contrast, didn’t just mention the anti-Semitic remarks but led with them this morning:

Sheen addressed the suspension of the show in an open letter obtained by celebrity news website TMZ.

“What does this say about [anti-Semitic term referring to Lorre] after he tried to use his words to judge and attempt to degrade me,” Sheen wrote in the letter that came to light late Thursday. “I gracefully ignored this folly for 177 shows. …

But Sheen didn’t stop there and went on to call Lorre a “turd” and a “clown” and later used an anti-Semitic term while referring to Lorre’s name. Sheen said he is eager to get back to work, despite his escalating a public battle with the producers of the hit comedy.

Later, Sheen apparently challenged Lorre to a fight. Sheen said, “if he wins, then he can leave MY show,” according to TMZ.

Sheen told TMZ, ” I violently hate [anti-Semitic term referring to Lorre]. He’s a stupid, stupid little man and a … punk that I’d never want to be like.”

The anti-Semitism was hardly an accident, and it at least appears likely that it triggered the shutdown of the show as CBS needed to distance itself from it. So why did CNN not just avoid commenting on it, but cut the audio on the original show to keep the “Hymie Levine” part of Sheen’s remarks off the air? Given CNN’s handling of Gibson, it looks very strange indeed, and not accidental.

If nothing else, it’s worth noting that Rick Sanchez has been proven wrong.

Update: When I heard the audio last night at TMZ, I heard “Hymie,” not “Chaim”, but on a second listen, commenters are right in that he said (phonetically) “Hime”; “Chaim” is pronounced a little differently.  At any rate, Chuck Lorre’s birth name is Charles Levine, not Chaim Levine, and he very clearly goes by Chuck.  At any rate, a man who changed his name from Carlos Irwin Estevez has very little room in sneering at someone else’s choice to use a different name for professional reasons.

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Charlie Sheen commits career suicide monthly and always bounces back.

Chuck Schick on February 25, 2011 at 1:00 PM

CNN doesn’t go after TV Presidents Children.

portlandon on February 25, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Wow, Ed, it’s so uncivil of you to point this out.

Shay on February 25, 2011 at 1:01 PM

I know! They have a deep relationship with Sheen and don’t want to jeopardize it, much like what’s his name and Saddam!

Vanceone on February 25, 2011 at 1:01 PM

He was entertaining in Ferris Bueller. Since then, not so much.

Meredith on February 25, 2011 at 1:01 PM

What a train wreck.
Although this train wreck I don’t have any problem not watching.

ORconservative on February 25, 2011 at 1:02 PM

He was entertaining in Ferris Bueller. Since then, not so much.

Meredith on February 25, 2011 at 1:01 PM

He had a total of one scene that lasted 4 minutes in Ferris Bueller. If that’s the best he’s got, that is a sad statement for him.

portlandon on February 25, 2011 at 1:02 PM

Sheen says he’s showing up for work on Tuesday.

Blake on February 25, 2011 at 1:02 PM

Personally, I think the show was on the ropes. It’s not funny now because it cuts too close to the bone for viewers, given his very obvious addiction problems.

It’s a bit like Letterman trying to get a laugh out of sexual harassment jokes.

He was merely loaded and ranting.

AnninCA on February 25, 2011 at 1:03 PM

He will be dead within 6 months.

Knucklehead on February 25, 2011 at 1:03 PM

I used to watch Two and a Half (still do now and then)….it used to be funny. It went down hill and had gotten kind of coarse and over the top lately. Re-run time is here forever I guess. Can’t feel awfully sorry for Sheen though. Not sure, in the end, if he had become the character he played or he always was.

jeanie on February 25, 2011 at 1:03 PM

First, its Robin Meade’s show. Not exactly a hard-hitting news outlet.

Second, its CNN.

Third, I cancelled my Platinum Super Premium Deluxe cable package a year ago, and lost HLN (and MSNBC, CNN, Fox, 398 radio channels, etc..) with it. I’m glad to see Robin is still as gorgeous as ever.

BobMbx on February 25, 2011 at 1:05 PM

What part of Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Elvis, John Belushi, River Phoenix, and Michael Jackson doesn’t he get?

Limerick on February 25, 2011 at 1:06 PM

More and more, Hollywood is ending shows before they spiral down to being in the “sharp jumping” territory.

This show had a really long run for a comedy sit-com. Take the money and run. I do think it’s interesting watching these guys deal with the problem, since that industry is completely riddled from top to bottom with drug and alcohol addiction.

AnninCA on February 25, 2011 at 1:07 PM

One would think that Carlos Irwin Estevez would have some pause before laying into Hollywood figures’ birth names.

KingGold on February 25, 2011 at 1:07 PM

If you’re solidly pro-Palestinian, the Left will usually forgive you, because they’re just as anti-Semitic as Sheen is. The threshold (for trouble) on the left is Helen Thomas, and that’s a hard one to top.

RBMN on February 25, 2011 at 1:07 PM

That’s because Sheen did not write/direct/produce The Passion of the Christ. Othewise…

vcferlita on February 25, 2011 at 1:07 PM

shark jumping, that is.

AnninCA on February 25, 2011 at 1:07 PM

CNN continues it’s pursuit to overtake MSNBC.

BKeyser on February 25, 2011 at 1:08 PM

I’ll only be too happy if I never have to be subjected to another episode of that show.

Count to 10 on February 25, 2011 at 1:08 PM

Man. I guess his tour of duty back in Vietnam really messed him up. Especially since all he had waiting for him when he got back was a job on a garbage truck with his brother…

Aw skip it. This post was a lot funnier when I was thinking about it before I started writing.

rihar on February 25, 2011 at 1:09 PM

I hate when people think they are psychiatrists. Now, people are excusing his behavior by saying he is obviously bi-polar. Ridiculous. I heard a psychiatrist/addiction expert talk about how the person should be off drugs for a significant length of time before they can accurately diagnose them. I don’t think Sheen has ever been clean for any length of time and he is certainly sounding like he’s drinking and using cocaine now. He’s arranged to do some drug test with a radio DJ on Monday. I can’t wait…

Blake on February 25, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Knucklehead on February 25, 2011 at 1:03 PM

Or this weekend.
Charlie Sheen ‘goes on vacation with pornstar, ex-wife Brooke Mueller and nanny’

Brat on February 25, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Not to defend Sheen, but “Chaim Levine”, the name Sheen used on the air, is Two And A Half Men producer Chuck Lorre’s birth name.

Lorre had also made some snarky comments at Sheen’s expense lately in a “vanity card” which appeared during a broadcast of the show which pretty much said that he lived his life correctly and that if he died before Sheen did, he’d be very upset.

Sheen should have known better to respond, though. This is a guy who’s currently on vacation in the Bahamas with his wife, his porn star girlfriend, and an additional porn star.

teke184 on February 25, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Lib loons take note, this is you yet unexposed but your time will come.

Speakup on February 25, 2011 at 1:11 PM

I’ve seen this kind of behavior in friends in AA. Several of them are now dead. Suicide. Charlie is headed that way, if my experience applies here.

odat on February 25, 2011 at 1:11 PM

Even if the show does not resume production, he’s going to get residuals. I don’t think anyone will hire him at this point. He has to be uninsurable. He was talking about doing Major League 3 but the producer said that after working with Lohan no way will he work with another addict.

Blake on February 25, 2011 at 1:13 PM

Interesting that the left continues to chant the same BS about how intolerant conservatives are. When, it’s clear, they are the intolerant ones.

Keep it classy, Chuck.

Shiny_Tiara on February 25, 2011 at 1:14 PM

Slow news day, eh Ed? :-)

simkeith on February 25, 2011 at 1:15 PM

He’s a BAD JEW!!!

/union protester

Abby Adams on February 25, 2011 at 1:15 PM

Going to be hard to see him go, what with Lohan facing slammer time and all. Hard to fill that void but nature does abhor a vacuum and I have faith in the entertainment industry. Remember, Plaxico Burris will be rejoining the NFL shortly.

a capella on February 25, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Sheen told TMZ, ” I violently hate [anti-Semitic term referring to Lorre]. He’s a stupid, stupid little man and a … punk that I’d never want to be like.”

I’ve seen the full quote somewhere. The ‘…’ is a single word. I’m kind of surprised that was quietly removed while a big deal was made about the name.

Count to 10 on February 25, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Not to defend Sheen, but “Chaim Levine”, the name Sheen used on the air, is Two And A Half Men producer Chuck Lorre’s birth name.

No, it’s not. It’s Charles Levine.

Ed Morrissey on February 25, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Not to defend Sheen, but “Chaim Levine”, the name Sheen used on the air, is Two And A Half Men producer Chuck Lorre’s birth name.

teke184 on February 25, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Most transcripts indicate the Sheen did say “Chaim,” which is odd because Lorre’s birth name was Charles Levine. No biography I’ve read has ever mentioned him going by “Chaim.”

KingGold on February 25, 2011 at 1:16 PM

He will be dead within 6 months.

Knucklehead on February 25, 2011 at 1:03 PM

Yeah, I’m afraid he’s not even close to admitting that he’s out of control. It’s not likely to end well.

As for ABC, now I know they will report embarrassing news about someone other than a Republican, but only if it’s the star of a hit show on their competitor’s network. Nothing to see in Madison. No girls getting smacked, no Hitler signs, no racism, no nothing except ‘the people’ speaking their minds, maaaaan.

forest on February 25, 2011 at 1:17 PM

2.5 men is a perfect picture of what’s wrong with America. I remember watching less than one show. Won’t miss it.

shick on February 25, 2011 at 1:17 PM

Charlie Sheen commits career suicide monthly and always bounces back.

Chuck Schick on February 25, 2011 at 1:00 PM

I think Sheen got his career suicide wish this time and may have deepsix’d his career, or what’s left of it, for good.

CBS has been patient beyond measure with this certified idiot and his antics for the last couple of months, but I think Sheen crossed the line this time, and this is why CBS decided that enough was at long last enough and pulled the plug on both Sheen and the show, even though it most likely put a couple hundred people working on the show on the unemployment line in the process as well.

Sheen can also most likely kiss that role in “Major League 3″ movie goodbye as well, since the people involved with that flick had a past run-in on another film with yet another train-wreck-in-process by the name of Lindsay Lohan, and the last thing they want is to deal with yet another nightmare situation like the one she invoked.

So suffice it to say Charlie Sheen’s career is toast at this point. And if he wants to blame anyone for that happening, all he has to do is stare into the reflective surface of his choice to see the One True Perpetrator responsible.

pilamaye on February 25, 2011 at 1:17 PM

Blake on February 25, 2011 at 1:09 PM

When they are loaded, it mimics that disease. He was obviously loaded in this rant. I particularly liked his bit about how his method was better than AA’s since it was 100%.

Sounded like the classic joke from AA: “I never had a problem getting sober. Did that every day. My problem was staying sober.”

Poor guy. I don’t think he’s gonna make it.

AnninCA on February 25, 2011 at 1:17 PM

I won’t know what Charlie Sheen really meant, until Martin Sheen explains it to me.

There has to be an explanation – and I know that it’s some Conservative’s fault. I just know it.

There is no hate from the Left – none.

OhEssYouCowboys on February 25, 2011 at 1:18 PM

Wait! Alex Jones?????????
He’s that nuts? How could I have missed that one? I’m slower than I thought! [groan]

odat on February 25, 2011 at 1:18 PM

Listening to Ron and Fez on XM, and they had the best observation.

Charlie Sheen is the real life Kenny Powers.

StoutRepublican on February 25, 2011 at 1:19 PM

Remember, Plaxico Burris will be rejoining the NFL shortly.

a capella on February 25, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Most likely as a Cowboy. I have been a Dallas fan all of my life, but the last decade or so is grating on me. I find myself closing my eyes during a game and imagining Roger and Too Tall running around. It helps, but only temporarily.

BobMbx on February 25, 2011 at 1:19 PM

Speaking of other notable addicts, Jon Stewart has a hilarious bit about how MSN interrupted a news report on Gadaffi and Libya for “breaking news” about Lohan’s court appearance.

His line? “Breaking news would be if she got a part in any movie.”

Funny.

AnninCA on February 25, 2011 at 1:20 PM

charlie sheen..stfu

DrW on February 25, 2011 at 1:20 PM

Since when is Haim anti-semitic??? Unlike Mel, Charlie does have two Jewish children. The guy conducting the interview stayed with him for a number of days and had proof that he was cleaning up and knew him well enough to point out that he isn’t anti-semitic.

I don’t watch his show but I did hear here about what the guy was doing to Sheen.

lexhamfox on February 25, 2011 at 1:20 PM

Paul/Sheen ’12!

mudskipper on February 25, 2011 at 1:22 PM

He had a total of one scene that lasted 4 minutes in Ferris Bueller. If that’s the best he’s got, that is a sad statement for him.

portlandon on February 25, 2011 at 1:02 PM

He had a period in the mid-to-late 80′s where it looked like he could’ve been one helluva good actor(particularly in dramas). Platoon, Lucas, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Wall Street all came out in the span of less than 2 years. 3 of those films are genuine classics and the other(Lucas) is one of the most underrated, overlooked teen movies in the last quarter century.

Even when he abandoned dramatic roles and went the comedy route with Major League and Hot Shots!, both were big hits and very funny movies. Unfortunately after that his career just went off the rails. He had some flicks that did ok(The Three Musketeers, Money Talks, Hot Shots! Part Deux), but he was mired in mediocrity from that point on. It took one of the most bizarre and inspired cameos maybe of all-time in Being John Malkovich before he had a brief resurgence. Then he lucked out with Two and a Half Men.

Doughboy on February 25, 2011 at 1:22 PM

marty sheen, either lying in front of an ammo train or shackled to the front doors of a marine recruiting office, could not be reached for comment.

/reap what you sow

DrW on February 25, 2011 at 1:22 PM

It wasn’t just career suicide, it was a career vest-bomb, damaging the careers of the other actors, writers, staff etc. by association with this drunken, drug-addled fool. Let’s hope they can recover from their wounds and forget they ever worked with that idiot.

SKYFOX on February 25, 2011 at 1:22 PM

Not to defend Sheen, but “Chaim Levine”, the name Sheen used on the air, is Two And A Half Men producer Chuck Lorre’s birth name.

But, it’s not his legal name. He changed it decade ago. So, what purpose was repeating it incessantly but to attack him?

Lorre had also made some snarky comments at Sheen’s expense lately in a “vanity card” which appeared during a broadcast of the show which pretty much said that he lived his life correctly and that if he died before Sheen did, he’d be very upset.

Snarky? More like the truth. Sheen has repeatedly OD’d and continues to abuse drugs and alcohol. There was an incident in Oct and another one in Jan. This all costs money. He was allowed to go in to rehab in January and he did not.

Sheen should have known better to respond, though. This is a guy who’s currently on vacation in the Bahamas with his wife, his porn star girlfriend, and an additional porn star.

teke184 on February 25, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Yeah, let’s talk about the exwife: A Christmas ago, Sheen showed up drunk and he hit her and was arrested. I believe she was also arrested and blew a 24. Even with others in the house, both Sheen and the wife are out of control and they have their twins with them and they were still infants. I guess they just farm out the kids to others to care for but still. Both parents drunk and drugged, violence, police called, babies… it’s disgusting.

Blake on February 25, 2011 at 1:23 PM

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/entertainment&id=7933721

The family is in a tricky position of support and protecting him from himself. Is the media right that the public likes to watch there train wrecks? I must be a majority.

Cindy Munford on February 25, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Charlie’s antics really put it all in perspective. He makes Lindsay Lohan look like Mother Teresa.

…………..

OK.

Maybe not.

bannedbyhuffpo on February 25, 2011 at 1:23 PM

So suffice it to say Charlie Sheen’s career is toast at this point. And if he wants to blame anyone for that happening, all he has to do is stare into the reflective surface of his choice to see the One True Perpetrator responsible.

pilamaye on February 25, 2011 at 1:17 PM

How about this:

“The Olbermann-Sheen Show”; featuring cutting edge commentary on Jews, Teabaggers, and the Anti-Christ himself..G. Bush”

BobMbx on February 25, 2011 at 1:23 PM

rihar on February 25, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Take heart… I lol’d.

greggriffith on February 25, 2011 at 1:24 PM

He had a total of one scene that lasted 4 minutes in Ferris Bueller. If that’s the best he’s got, that is a sad statement for him.

[portlandon on February 25, 2011 at 1:02 PM]

Okay, he was good in Major League, but I’ll note that it was a part made for a stupid idiot and he filled it admirably. Bob Uecker made the show, though.

Dusty on February 25, 2011 at 1:26 PM

Paul/Sheen ’12!

mudskipper on February 25, 2011 at 1:22 PM

Two troofers…one 80-proofer!

JetBoy on February 25, 2011 at 1:26 PM

Reap, sow.

ted c on February 25, 2011 at 1:26 PM

The Sheen family are pieces of garbage. My sister was stationed in California while she was in the military and had the “honor” of being spit on by Martin Sheen during one of their lefty protests at the gates of their army base.

portlandon on February 25, 2011 at 1:27 PM

The family is in a tricky position of support and protecting him from himself. Is the media right that the public likes to watch there train wrecks? I must be a majority.

Cindy Munford on February 25, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Particularly these days, after Anna Nicole Smith and the entire Stern story. Jerry Brown went after him hard, even after 2 different court systems reviewed everything and found him innocent.

I said at the time that this was insane of Brown. He was basically setting back families of alcoholics to the 1950′s where they were going to be held responsible.

And they aren’t.

The family here seems to be walking on eggshells. I can’t say that I blame them.

AnninCA on February 25, 2011 at 1:28 PM

How about this:

“The Olbermann-Sheen Show”; featuring cutting edge commentary on Jews, Teabaggers, and the Anti-Christ himself..G. Bush”

BobMbx on February 25, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Even better!

“The Thomas-Sheen Hour”; featuring cutting edge foam-at-the-mouth ranting and raving on the JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOs!

pilamaye on February 25, 2011 at 1:28 PM

He was born Charles Michael Levine.

Blake on February 25, 2011 at 1:29 PM

Um, Druggie Sheen, 9/11 was an Islam Job, idiot. Who would take that depraved butt-munch seriously anyway? He’s a huge drug addict and treats women like shite.

I looooove how disgusting CBS (the same freaks who hid the rape of Lara Logan) didn’t get their nasty panties in a twist UNTIL reprobate Sheen dissed them.

Yeah, we know what the CBS bottom line is. Peeps who watch that horrible show add to the problem. What a sad country.

Gob on February 25, 2011 at 1:29 PM

So, anyone change their Dead Pool estimates/bets?

catmman on February 25, 2011 at 1:30 PM

Not to defend Sheen, but “Chaim Levine”, the name Sheen used on the air, is Two And A Half Men producer Chuck Lorre’s birth name.

But, it’s not his legal name. He changed it decade ago. So, what purpose was repeating it incessantly but to attack him?

Oh, it was an attack, all right, but it wasn’t just a random anti-Semitic slur. He was looking to get under Lorre’s skin and one of Lorre’s own vanity cards told him how to do it, as Lorre has a bunch of internal issues regarding the faith he was raised in.

Link

I’m writing this vanity card in Israel. I like it here. Not for the geography, or architecture, or even the history. No, I like it because for the first time in my life I’m surrounded with DNA much like my own. Until I got here, until I wandered around Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, I didn’t realize how much my double helix yearned to be around similar strands. Now that’s not to say that I don’t occasionally have that very same genetic experience in Beverly Hills (particularly in Chinese restaurants on Sunday night). But the sheer homogeneity of Israel overwhelms any over-priced kung pao gathering at Mr. Chow’s. The cop, the cab driver, the hotel concierge, the pilot, the waiter, the shoe salesman, the beautiful girl looking right through me as if I didn’t exist — all Jewish! If I had to sum it up, I’d say the sensation is like being at a B’nai B’rith summer camp that is surrounded by millions of crazy bastards who hate the sound of kids playing tetherball, and all the poor little camp has going for it is pluckiness and nukes. Anyway, I have to believe my visceral and very pleasant reaction is some sort of evolutionary, tribal thing. Some sort of survival gene that makes human beings want to stay with their birth group. Which raises the question, why have I spent a lifetime moving away from that group? How did Chaim become Chuck? How did Levine become Lorre? The only answer I come up with is this: When I was a little boy in Hebrew school the rabbis regularly told us that we were the chosen people. That we were God’s favorites. Which is all well and good except that I went home, observed my family and, despite my tender age, thought to myself, “bull$#*!.”

teke184 on February 25, 2011 at 1:30 PM

The Sheen family are pieces of garbage. My sister was stationed in California while she was in the military and had the “honor” of being spit on by Martin Sheen during one of their lefty protests at the gates of their army base.

portlandon on February 25, 2011 at 1:27 PM

Actually, the smart one seems to be Emilio Estevez. He’s pretty much stayed out of the limelight as well as the press.

pilamaye on February 25, 2011 at 1:31 PM

Actually, the smart one seems to be Emilio Estevez. He’s pretty much stayed out of the limelight as well as the press.

pilamaye on February 25, 2011 at 1:31 PM

Well, he doesn’t need the limelight since he’s busy living off the residuals of the Mighty Ducks and Stakeout franchises.

/sarc(I think)

Doughboy on February 25, 2011 at 1:32 PM

Charlie Sheen seriously creeps me out. Having said that, this dude needs serious help. I hope he gets it soon.

CantCureStupid on February 25, 2011 at 1:33 PM

I wonder if Charlie has talked with Helen Thomas!?!..:)

Dire Straits on February 25, 2011 at 1:36 PM

Sheen get over yourself, the other guy is funnier than you are. Plus its the writers that make a show. Without them your just a ranting drunk. Good luck with the “making movies” after this entire fiasco (see lohan).

Greed on February 25, 2011 at 1:37 PM

portlandon on February 25, 2011 at 1:27 PM

I don’t think I could remain passive if someone spit on me. I really hate that. So disgusting.

Cindy Munford on February 25, 2011 at 1:38 PM

So, he’s gonna be free to make Hot Shots 3?

cjtony97 on February 25, 2011 at 1:41 PM

2 1/2 brain cells…

Paradox Drive on February 25, 2011 at 1:45 PM

I don’t care about Charlie Sheen. Never liked him or his “work”. That said, thank you for this post pointing out the hypocrisy of the media.

carbon_footprint on February 25, 2011 at 1:52 PM

If Sheen didn’t have those golden hollywood genes, he’d be a bum under a bridge somewhere. Clearly not a guy with an ‘attitude of gratitude.’

perries on February 25, 2011 at 1:52 PM

So, he’s gonna be free to make Hot Shots 3?

cjtony97 on February 25, 2011 at 1:41 PM

Maybe he can be the new official spokesman for GroupOn.

pilamaye on February 25, 2011 at 1:52 PM

Used to be a funny show until about 3 years ago. No great loss that they pulled the plug.

angryed on February 25, 2011 at 1:58 PM

When Mel Gibson made anti-Semitic remarks a few years ago, it became part of the running commentary at CNN on everything Gibson did. But…Sheen’s anti-Semitic remarks…get zero mention at all

The Hollywood Left painted crosshairs on Gibson in response to his powerfully moving depiction of the Crucifixion in the 2004 film “The Passion of the Christ.”

The Left hated that flick because, first, Gibson was rewarded for it on such a mind-blowingly massive scale at the box-office and because, worse, his product caused a great many movie-goers to either begin or renew a relationship with the God of the Bible (anathema to both the Left in Hollywood everywhere else).

Sheen, on the other hand, is the Hollywood Left’s moral code made flesh. The Left adores him because he is of them.

Gibson? Well, he cast his lot with the villainous “other” and therefore is worthy of nothing but condemnation.

FlameWarrior on February 25, 2011 at 1:59 PM

How can Sheen be caught with enough Cocaine to shame Tony Montana and not be in jail for it? There are thousands of people in jail for possession of far less Cocaine. Why isn’t Fat Al Sharpton all over this with his bullhorn?

slickwillie2001 on February 25, 2011 at 2:01 PM

Greed on February 25, 2011 at 1:37 PM

Everyone on that show is funnier than Sheen.

ladyingray on February 25, 2011 at 2:02 PM

I don’t think I could remain passive if someone spit on me. I really hate that. So disgusting.

Cindy Munford on February 25, 2011 at 1:38 PM

You don’t have to – feel free to cold cock them. Seriously, most people would rather be punched than spit on.

Blake on February 25, 2011 at 2:03 PM

Carlos Estevez making a big deal that Chuck Lorre changed his name? Moron.

originalpechanga on February 25, 2011 at 2:05 PM

Dear Ms. Richards,

I apologize for assuming the marriage broke up because you were both idiots. I was wrong. You did the right thing and you have handled yourself with much grace through the past months. I would not have done as well.

- Not a fan, but now an admirer

Over50 on February 25, 2011 at 2:07 PM

Whaaaat? Anti-semitism on the Alex Jones Show? Homeplace for some of the most Jewish-friendly characters as Ron Paul?

I’m stunned.

MadisonConservative on February 25, 2011 at 2:07 PM

Tell me again that stardon doesn’t go to your head. At 2 million per episode, what is this guy’s problem? You could insult me all day for that much money. I would laugh all the way to the bank and never look back.

Partying and banging porn stars sounds like fun. Choking the goose laying the golden sounds really stupid.

saiga on February 25, 2011 at 2:08 PM

First, its Robin Meade’s show. Not exactly a hard-hitting news outlet.

BobMbx on February 25, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Dude…I would totally hit it. (Is that what you meant?)

Jaibones on February 25, 2011 at 2:08 PM

Considering that money trumps all in Hollywood, if Sheen lives he’ll be back next season when CBS, after some serious soul searching, renews the show. “For the good of Charlie who is really fighting a valiant battle to stay clean.” /

jjshaka on February 25, 2011 at 2:10 PM

What a class act, there Charlie. Too bad, it was a funny show and would have continued to be funny without Charlie.

scalleywag on February 25, 2011 at 2:13 PM

portlandon on February 25, 2011 at 1:27 PM

I liked Tommy Jackson’s (former Denver Bronco linebacker) reaction to an alleged spitting incident between Baltimore Ravens fullback Le’Ron McClain and Miami Dolphin linebacker Channing Crowder:

ESPN’s Jackson, a former NFL LB, said that a player made noise as to getting ready to spit on him. He replied that he would take a plane, find out where he lives, and settle the matter if he did. He went on to say that spitting in a player’s face was worse than being injured by a player, and that it was the worst thing another player can do.

pain train on February 25, 2011 at 2:15 PM

Spitting on someone is assault. I would prosecute.

clnurnberg on February 25, 2011 at 2:17 PM

Gibson? Well, he cast his lot with the villainous “other” and therefore is worthy of nothing but condemnation.

FlameWarrior on February 25, 2011 at 1:59 PM

Gibson’s rant was overt, long, and not remotely subtle.

There is a difference.

AnninCA on February 25, 2011 at 2:18 PM

saiga on February 25, 2011 at 2:08 PM

I think it’s pretty obvious that it’s drugs that went to his head.

I don’t think of him as being the comedic actor in that show. He’s the straight line guy. He does virtually none of the slap-stick bits.

But he’s made enough money to last 5 lifetimes.

AnninCA on February 25, 2011 at 2:21 PM

Charlie Sheen deserves what he’s getting… but Chuck Lorre’s name was Chaim. He said so himself in one of his place cards he puts at the end of his shows. Check the comments at Deadline.com if you need to see it yourself.

michjoe86 on February 25, 2011 at 2:24 PM

Charlie Sheen: A Sean Penn wannbee.

ExpressoBold on February 25, 2011 at 2:27 PM

Spitting on someone is assault. I would prosecute.

clnurnberg on February 25, 2011 at 2:17 PM

You can still get a punch in.

Blake on February 25, 2011 at 2:28 PM

But he’s made enough money to last 5 lifetimes.

AnninCA on February 25, 2011 at 2:21 PM

I don’t know, at the rate he goes through drugs and whores…. he may be facing a budget crisis soon.

mechkiller_k on February 25, 2011 at 2:29 PM

Drugs & alcohol aside, I’m convinced he’s bipolar and experiencing a manic episode. Some of those rants deserved a 5150 call.

bloviator on February 25, 2011 at 2:31 PM

For someone who is “healed” and clean he sure sounds completely coked up, IMO

clnurnberg on February 25, 2011 at 2:33 PM

A cocaine addled person can sound a lot like a manic.

clnurnberg on February 25, 2011 at 2:34 PM

This post is just another smear job by a hack amateur journalist. The name he used is Chaim. The jerks actual name.
Levine started the whole thing anyway.

Tony Soprano on February 25, 2011 at 2:35 PM

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