Monday, March 5, 2018

Good News America! The Oscars Tanked

An industry struggling to atone for its past chose to invite little Jimmy Kimmel to host the Academy Awards for the second year in a row─the guy who said, “It just so happens that almost every talk show host is a liberal and that’s because it requires a level of intelligence.” 
Last year’s show was saturated with fear and loathing of the newly inaugurated President Trump. This year’s telecast came in the age of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements.
In 1999 man-child Kimmel declared the Comedy Central series, “The Man Show”, would be by men, for men, about men to include beer-chugging, boob-ogling and a resentment of feminism’s encroachments.
One wonders how the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) could have plausibly thought Kimmel would be the ideal ambassador of the #MeToo message when he produced a show named “Crank Yankers” and starred in a homophobic musical titled, “I’m Fucking Ben Affleck.”
The Oscars, running nearly four hours long, stumbled 19 percent from the previous year to 26.5 million viewers making it the least-watched Oscars since 1992, trailing 2008 by more than 5 million.  Overnight returns had the telecast averaging an 18.9 rating among households between 8 and 11 p.m. ET. 
The folks who correlate the data want to blame the ratings decline on viewers streaming their favorite content online, but ABC only allowed viewers with cable subscriptions to stream the broadcast.
Somebody had better wake up and smell the skunk stink.  Most of America is waaaay past being tolerant of lectures from Hollywood elites.

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