Open Thread Friday

Today's (weekend) starters:

Politics: Former president Jimmy Carter refuses to debate Alan Dershowitz over his new book comparing Israel to apartheid-era South Africa.

Is the pro-life movement beginning a move toward incremental anti-abortion laws?

Media:

In case you haven't heard, Sylvester Stallone actually has gone forward with his attempt to resurrect his Rocky character. The result isn't pretty, trailers for the movie "Rocky Balboa" are eliciting laughter in theaters across the country. Stallone, meanwhile insists he's done well: "I'm proud of the way it came out. It's pretty close to the real deal."

I've heard a lot of mixed reviews of Mel Gibson's latest foreign-language effort, Apocalypto. The Weekly Standard likes it, though.

Matthew Sheffield
Matthew Sheffield
Matthew Sheffield, creator of NewsBusters and president of Dialog New Media, an internet marketing and design firm, left NewsBusters at the end of 2013