Monday, January 5, 2009

Madoff brings out the bigots

I've been thinking about this a lot lately.

Maybe it's because my friend, Frank, brought it up at a dinner party that Morgan and I hosted Saturday night. Maybe it's just because I'm angry that this disgraceful swindler, Bernard Madoff, took so much from so many.

Did you know the foundation started by Holocaust survivor, author and Nobel Prize winner Eli Wiesel lost everything because of this man?

The ramifications of Madoff's actions stretch beyond the pocketbooks of Hollywood investors such as Kevin Bacon, who also lost millions with Madoff.

Consider this excerpt from an AP story by Jennifer Peltz:

"The Anti-Defamation League cites a spike in anti-Semitic comments online after Madoff's Dec. 11 arrest. A columnist for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz lamented the case as "the answer to every Jew-hater's wish list."

Read the whole story here.


Friday, January 2, 2009

Video star and Friday fun

Happy New Year!

Here's a little something I worked on with my friend and Ledger videographer Joe Paull.

I'm going to head home soon and try to sleep off this developing cold.