No, by attempting to create some faux cover-up story based on the fact that the Sheriff's Department didn't feel the need to trumpet Gibson's anti-Semitic ranting (or any of the rest of it for that matter) in a world-wide press conference. And they're goons for making a tempest out of a teapot and not noting that the Sheriff was (refreshingly) treating Gibson as he would any other DUI.
If Mel were Tommy Lee, would you respond in the same manner, Steve?
If the situation was the same, of course I would. But the situation wouldn't be the same, would it, Strother? Because Tommy Lee is a self-absorbed, wife-beating lump of dog crap who wouldn't publicly make a profuse and believable apology and who wouldn't admit that he had a problem with alcohol. You see, Strother, that's the difference between a human being and a walking, talking turd. Furthermore, we would never have seen this story had it involved Tommy Lee because it would have been nothing unusual for him. That and he gets a pass from the Hollyweird press for whatever he does, seemingly.
But that's why you posted this in the first place, wasn't it, Strother? You wanted to get the exact reaction you got so you could make some bleeding-heart appeal to equal treatment. You wanted to make the case that Gibson gets treated differently here because he's not one of the Hollyweird elite.
Sorry to disappoint you. You want a hand up out of that hole you dug yourself into?
I don't suppose it occurred to you or your peers at TMZ that every third drunk that the Sheriff's deputies pull over launches into some kind of tirade and that their treatment of Gibson was just business as usual. He screwed up, he admitted it, he apologized and said he'll take the consequences. Somehow, I just don't picture Tommy Lee being enough of a human being to do that, but if he had, I would have said exactly the same thing about him.