I use the term “regurgitation” on purpose. The evidence that Hollywood is out of step with America, and even more self-absorbed than it has ever been, was on display last night at the Oscars.
Three prime examples:
1 – Chris Rock’s anti-Bush rant in his opening monologue. Hey, Chris…. we won the election by over 3 million votes. And people across the Middle East are in the midst of a democratic revolution. But more importantly, we won the election. And don’t try the “support the troops” comeback after you have just demeaned the Commander In Chief that the troops adore.
Unfortunately, what many viewers are most likely to remember ? particularly those who feel Hollywood is out of touch with many of its customers ? is Rock’s lengthy attack on George Bush.
It went over big with the crowd, and if you voted for John Kerry, you probably found it amusing. But that routine had nothing to do with the Oscars, either, and it very likely sent half the audience fleeing from what was otherwise a politics-free evening.
As PatriotPartner said last night after the Bush rant… “if you weren’t going to blog about this, I’d be changing the channel right now.”
2 – Number of on-stage participants wearing the American flag in at least an attempt to support our troops in a time of war: One — Adam Sandler.
3 – Number of times last night that an Academy Award winner thanked God for his/her talents: ZERO.