Roger L. Simon

Spike Lee tells it like it is... or was...

From the NY Daily News: New Orleans will be on camera again soon, filmmaker Spike Lee told CNN. Lee is planning to make a documentary for HBO on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina – and Lee said his film will even consider whether the government’s response was deliberately slow.

“I don’t find it too far-fetched that they tried to displace all the black people out of New Orleans,” he said.

At first glance it sounds as if Spike has had a lobotomy. But the truth is the poor guy’s feature career is over and he has to drum up a little work here. Can you imagine Spike Lee in a race blind society? He wouldn’t have a thing to do. He must be getting worried, considering that recent poll that said seventy-five percent of Americans are cool with interracial dating.