Leonardo DiCaprio claims to care about the Earth. He also blames mankind for the threat of climate change. But he’s unwilling to let his passion for the planet get in the way of his Oscar preening.
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell on Monday knocked the New York Times for a smug ad that aired during the Oscars. Bozell appeared on the Fox Business Channel and responded to the Times’s commercial declaring the paper the arbiter of truth: “The New York Times runs this really underhanded, snide attack on the President, during the Academy Awards no less. Talk about speaking to the choir when you're doing something like that.”
It happened at the Golden Globes, New York Fashion Week and, now, the Oscars: America’s largest abortion provider is becoming a “fashion statement.” And, in addition to entertainment news and women’s magazines, the broadcast networks are beginning to notice the trend. Following Sunday evening’s 89th Academy Awards ceremony, NBC anchor Natalie Morales reported on the red carpet “glitz and the glamour” that “was also mixed with politics.”
The 89th Academy Awards, aka The Oscars, was broadcast by ABC live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday night, hosted by late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. As with other award shows of late, politics reared its ugly liberal head and showed us exactly why Hollywood is often referred to derisively as "La La Land."
Celebs weren't the only ones getting political through Oscars evening -- journalists and liberal organizations did too.
If you’re going to watch Sunday’s Oscars, be prepared for a tsunami of liberal rage, more so than the usual Academy Awards. The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday reported that actor Jack Black hailed actress Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech and lobbied for more at the Oscars: “I just hope she wins the Oscar and talks some more shit about that asshole.”
Major entertainment site tries to connect President Trump to possible Oscar night violence. Last year’s Oscars ceremony featured glitz, glamour … and more military personnel than the event typically demands. Why? The ceremony took place after terrorist strikes in both Paris and San Bernardino, Calif. Understandably, a higher police profile became necessary. News outlets dutifully covered the aggressive approach.
On Thursday, The New York Times launched a new marketing campaign by releasing a TV ad set to air during Sunday’s Academy Awards with the tag line, “The truth is more important than ever,” seemingly taking a jab at President Donald Trump. Given the paper’s blatant liberal bias and willingness to report fake news stories, the notion that the Times is the arbiter of the “truth” is laughable.
When it comes to Hollywood, viewers on both sides of the aisle agree: political speeches aren’t that convincing. Only 25 percent of participants have ever changed their opinions based on information presented in a political awards show speech.
Hollywood bias extends beyond tweets and activism—it’s in the money too. Using data from the Center for Responsive Politics, MRC Culture found that six Oscar nominees together donated more than $240,000 to Democratic and liberal causes.
As the most hyped awards event of the season, the Oscars may also be the most political.