Hollywood used to represent escapism from real life. Not any longer. Now viewers have to suffer through nonstop political preening and they may well have sunk to the lowest level yet by having this nauseating woman pop up on the television to present the Best Picture Oscar last night.
Can we please get back to the days when we could watch an entertainment or sports program without the ubiquitous presence of the Obamas? Frankly we’re surprised they didn’t just have her present the Best Actor Oscar to her husband for his role as a president who pretends the sequester wasn’t his idea.
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama made a surprise and unprecedented appearance on Sunday’s Oscars telecast when she presented the award for Best Picture, the first time a president or first lady has ever presented an Academy Award.
Appearing live on screen from the White House in Washington, almost 3,000 miles from the Oscars ceremony in Hollywood, Obama praised the work of the movie industry before announcing the Iran hostage drama “Argo” the Best Picture winner.
The appearance was arranged by Obama donor Harvey Weinstein, a fat slob who obviously hasn’t taken here “Let’s Move” campaign too seriously.
The Obama appearance was treated like a state secret, known to only a few of those working on the show. It was intentionally kept off the show’s run sheets, so it wouldn’t leak. On the Friday before the show, the Academy issued a release announcing that Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman would be serving as presenters. The announcement included a statement from Zadan and Meron that said, “Their participation in this year’s Oscars completes a list of presenters and performers that truly represents that greath breadth and depth of acting talent in film today.”
The person seen via satellite on the Oscars show handing her the envelope was Robert Moritz, the chairman of PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Enjoy the comments at the link. As Ace says, we can never escape these people.
Update: Roger L. Simon unloads.
Shame, shame on all sides.
Hollywood has enough of a reputation for being in the pocket of the Democratic Party, but now they not only are in the pocket, they’re in the wallet, the purse, the laptop, the vestibule, the fax machine, the refrigerator, the oven, the slow cooker, shoes, socks, bell, book and candle and just about everything else.
Well, let’s hope those tax benefits keep rolling in.