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Millennials: It’s time to kill the dumb, political award shows

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To no one’s surprise, the Emmys  suffered their lowest ratings yet. Really, who watches these award shows anymore? Who wants to watch a bunch of pampered, self-important liberals pat themselves smugly on the back for their political views, while making every effort to skewer those who don’t believe exactly as they do?

The only audience left for these kinds of Hollywood indulgences are those who wish they were there. In other words, table waiters and waitresses all over Los Angeles, and others doing summer stock theater while they feverishly update their head shot and read the daily ads for auditions hoping to be discovered. The very few conservatives in Hollywood take no joy in being part of such a disgusting celebration.

In related news, and the least surprising thing other than the sun rising and setting, the Emmys was on full anti-Trump display.

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TV Ratings Report: Emmy Awards Hit a New Low TV Fanatic

https://www.tvfanatic.com/2017/09/tv-ratings-report-emmy-awards-hit-a-new-low/The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards secured 9.6 million viewers and a 2.1 rating among the all-important adults 18-49 demographic.

That’s down considerably from the 11.3 million viewers and the 2.8 rating for the 2016 ceremony. Maybe people don’t like to watch the Emmys live.

 

Trump Rebuked: These Emmys Were for You, Mr. President- Steve Pond The Wrap

http://www.thewrap.com/these-emmy-awards-were-for-you-mr-president/But overall, this Emmys show was aimed squarely at the occupant of the White House, from host Stephen Colbert’s opening shots to “The Handmaid’s Tale’s” final victory three hours later.

It celebrated minority voices in a way that the Emmys have been doing in recent years, gave numerous awards to shows fronted by and giving voice to powerful women, and offered a racially, sexually and culturally diverse view of America that could be seen as a direct affront to today’s political climate in the guise of an awards show.

 

Hollywood’s Self-Defeating Political Snark- John Daly

https://bernardgoldberg.com/hollywoods-self-defeating-political-snark/I’d call the win a slap in the face of dedication, hard work, and creative expression, but the truth is that none of this award-show stuff really matters. So much of it is contrived nonsense that the topic probably isn’t even worth the time I’ve already spent writing about it in this column. The moment Emmy nominations were announced back in July, every one of Baldwin’s competitors assuredly knew they were going to lose, and they knew exactly why.

 

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Final Thoughts

Twitter tried to make the Emmys more relevant than they actually were, but ratings don’t lie. Americans are less interested in watching Hollywood elites pat themselves on the back and belittle their beliefs. The rating declines show that the anticipation of these “meaningful” awards isn’t worth sitting through a bunch of crap. Hollywood is definitely becoming more obsessed with activism than entertainment and storytelling. But let’s not kid ourselves, award shows were never good. Maybe it’s a generational thing that millennials, like myself, are also killing. Even MTV struggles with ratings when it comes to the VMAs. I would argue that older generations have a greater interest in award shows(and the ratings suggest it.) So the Emmys, Oscars, and others are long term headed for decline no matter what. However, the elitism is turning away viewers from generations that are more interested. In the end, it’s a shame it took Obama and Trump for many Americans to realize award shows are dumb.

The only silver lining here is that soon we may see dumb awards shows banished from live television. That day cannot come soon enough.

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Kamala Harris stutters through non-answer when asked about her Jussie Smollett Tweet

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Kamala Harris stutters through non-answer when asked about her Jussie Smollett Tweet

In one of the most cringeworthy moments of Senator Kamala Harris’s new presidential campaign, the California Democrat found herself hesitant and uncertain about her feelings towards Jussie Smollett’s apparent hate-crime hoax. This is in stark contrast to her bold and racially charged accusations of a “modern day lynching” allegedly perpetrated by two Nigerian actors at the request of Smollett himself.

Above, you can see her attempt to calm the situation and state that facts are still emerging about the case. Of course, this is three weeks after the alleged incident, which is strange since her response the moment the news broke seemed to express zero interest in waiting for facts to emerge.

“. is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know. I’m praying for his quick recovery. This was an attempted modern day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin. We must confront this hate.”

This is the latest minefield Democrats find themselves traversing after quickly reacting to false claims. It happened with the Covington Catholic School boys. It’s happened far too many times since President Trump ran for President in 2016.

The anti-MAGA hoax epidemic

http://noqreport.com/2019/02/18/anti-maga-hoax-epidemic/There’s a trend that’s been quietly, consistently rearing its ugly head against the President of the United States and his supporters since before the 2016 election. We’ve seen it among unhinged journalists, virtue-signaling celebrities, and Democratic politicians. We’ve seen it manifest in the ugliest form of hatred – the common hate-hoax – and it’s doing more to divide America than the source of the perpetrators’ anger.

They hate President Trump. They hate the people who got him elected. The hate the idea of making America great again because as much of the MAGA agenda comes to pass, they’re learning they’ve been wrong the whole time. I know first hand. I’ve been proven wrong myself.

It doesn’t take a skilled orator or ethical paragon to say, “I reacted too quickly before. I should have waited for all of the facts to come out before reacting emotionally.” Of course, doing so requires humility, which Kamala Harris apparently does not have.

 


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President Trump lowers himself to SNL’s level every time he gives them attention

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President Trump lowers himself to SNLs level every time he gives them attention

Many conservatives have been in the midst of a conundrum since the 2016 election. On one hand, there are things to like about President Trump’s agenda as he cuts bureaucracy, reduces our tax burden, and addresses certain foreign policy issues appropriately. On the other hand, he has the temperament of a high school student at times and seems reluctant to act like the President of the United States.

The latest example of his willingness to dive into the fray with unimportant but insulting entities is his ongoing war with SNL and NBC.

My advice to the President:

Seriously, Mr. President, please just ignore them. Yes, they insult you. Yes, they mock you. Yes, they hate you. But you’re doing them a favor when you pay so much attention to them just because they were able to prick below your paper-thin skin. Collusion? No. It’s comedy, and not very funny comedy at that. There’s nothing they can do to actually hurt you in the eyes of the American public because those who are still watching aren’t your friends anyway. Even if some of your allies are watching, it’s not like they’re saying to themselves, “Man, I liked Trump but now that I’ve seen Alex Baldwin’s latest skit, I’m changing my mind.”

This is below the President. It’s so far below the President that much lesser-known people who get made fun of by SNL have the common sense to either ignore it or play along with the gag. President Trump is one of the few people of power who actually takes SNL seriously enough to draw as much attention to them as possible. It’s counterproductive and will only make them want to attack more often.

How many people actually watched the skit before the President Tweeted it? Now, he’s chosen to make the skit go viral, emboldening Baldwin and the whole SNL crew into wanting to make fun of him even more. It’s one of the saddest displays of inappropriate attention being given to something so far below the White House it’s a wonder that he took the time to Tweet about it, let along watch it and get masses of others to watch it as well.

Every time he gives SNL this level of attention, all he does is reaffirm what his detractors already think while making his supporters scratch their head wondering why the most powerful man in the world is whining about a comedy sketch.

 


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This old Tweet by Jussie Smollett may have been prescient as a condemnation of his gullible supporters

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As the walls (and possibly law enforcement) continue to close in on actor Jussie Smollett following reports he hoaxed the world by pretending to be attacked by Trump supporters, a Tweet from 2016 is quite interesting.

In today’s context, this quote would demonize those who believed Smollett’s suspicious claims without even considering the possibility they could be made up. It’s one thing to think Trump supporters are racist. It’s another to take this belief and use it as intellectual cover to blind one to obvious truths. Smollett seems to be calling out the very people who have supported him.

 


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