Well, so much for trying to keep politics out of yet another idiotic awards show. This time the chosen venue for those on the left to spew their leftist drivel was ‘The Oscars’. While the producers of this montage of insanity had put out a plea to those who would be participating to keep the politics to a minimum, but such was not the case. But with this bunch of losers, that should have been a foregone conclusion.
Anyway it would seem that what the producers were hoping to avoid, that being a ratings disaster, is now all the more evident now that the dust has settled The 90th Oscars. The early ratings numbers are not looking too good for ABC. As was expected the show was heavy on criticism of conservatives and conservative causes, targeting President Trump, Vice President Pence and the NRA among any number of others.
To say that this ‘awards’ show was anything other than uneventful and very predictable, would be an understatement, which may have also contributed to historically abysmal ratings. Early returns for the four hour telecast indicate that this may be the lowest-rated Oscars in modern history. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the broadcast suffered a ratings loss of 16 percent from last year.
But it’s not just the Oscars that’s suffering. America has grown tired of the moral posturing of these ignorant superstars and aren’t watching other awards shows like the Golden Globes and the Grammys. And what, pray tell, are Americans missing by not tuning in? Things like host Jimmy Kimmel praising the emasculated Oscar award for being the “most beloved and respected man in Hollywood.”
It was in describing the coveted statue that Kimmel said, “And there’s a very good reason why: Just look at him. Keeps his hands where you can see them, never says a rude word, and most importantly, no penis at all. He is a literal statue of limitations.” At least Kimmel didn’t start crying during his opening monologue. But hey, not to worry, no doubt he’ll back to his normal gig each night this week.
Let’s face it, the writing was on the wall for this ratings disaster. Almost every other award show suffered massive audience erosion and there was no movie nominated for Best Picture for anyone to root for. Seven of the nine nominees averaged just $47 million at the box office, which means only about 5 million people saw them. And bringing Kimmel back for another round as host was simply asking for it.
Kimmel is one of the most divisive and polarizing figures in the country, a Trump-hating-kook-of-a-leftwing-Democrat who regularly lectures the rest of us about embracing socialized medicine and giving up our guns. With Kimmel as host, what the Academy basically telling 50 percent of the country was to go watch something else. Which, apparently, many apparently including yours truly.
On top of insulting President Trump, as well as those who chose to vote for him, this Oscar telecast also promised to be a lecture in favor of gun control by a bunch of elitists protected by hundreds of armed guards and against sexual harassment by elitists who are either harassers or enablers. As the early ratings show, even Democrats were not interested in watching that kind of self-serving hypocrisy.
If Sunday night’s telecast signaled anything, though, it’s that Hollywood is going the same way as the state-controlled media, formerly known as the ‘mainstream’ media. With their ratings and credibility gone, and knowing they have lost Middle America forever, both institutions are blatantly and belligerently moving further and further to the left in the hopes of at least holding on to their base of support.
At a time when technology gives us entertainment choices beyond what anyone could have possibly imagined, the Hollyweird branch of entertainment consistently alienates one half of the U.S. population. It represents the most idiotic move by the elites in an industry where revenue is a direct result of paying audiences. Stupidity, arrogance and lack of intelligent judgement has never been so prevalent in any other industry.
My wife and I used to take in a movie a week and did so for years. But these days after figuring the cost of the tickets, and the cokes-popcorn-candy it got to be about $40 bucks every time for just the two of us. But we just got tired of all the leftwing rants a few years ago gave it up, and I’m now saving $160 a month. So thank you Clooney, Hanks, De Niro, and all the rest! You’ll never get another dime from me.
And you know, just where is it written that this is entertainment? Hate, hate, hate, resist Trump, resist tax cuts, resist religion, confiscate everyone’s firearms, blah, blah, blah. The message of the left is self-destruction and I want none of it. The truth is people do not like self-righteousness in any form, including the posturing and self-aggrandizing behavior of uneducated, self-absorbed ‘celebrities.’
Hollyweird doesn’t get it though. Quit trying to ram your politics down our throats, it is a form of intellectual and cultural rape and we are tired of it. Sure, Americans don’t really care to watch those who “play make believe” for a living take part in what is nothing more than an orgy of self-congratulatory verbal masturbation while attacking and attempting to destroy the nation’s morals, standards, and culture.
Isn’t it ironic that while these hugely compensated stars are always in some awards show, the real heroes like our military, police, fire, and other first responders never get anywhere near these kinds of accolades. I mean you have a group of people, these so-call celebrities, most of whom don’t even have a high school education. And yet they somehow view themselves as being far more enlightened than the rest of us.