"It’s good to know that at the most fundamental level, they have no idea what they’re talking about."

Jonah Goldberg on the defenders of Polanski:

It all boils down to the fact that Polanski is famous and talented and an Olympian artist, living above the world of mortals. Indeed, if he didn’t rape that girl — and he did — Polanski would still be considered a pig in most normal communities….

His defenders don’t care. They are above and beyond bourgeois notions of morality, even legality.