Ed Driscoll


Was last night’s Oscar ceremony Hollywood’s equivalent of a Free Mumia protest? Let’s see. You have a group of people almost entirely against a war that 75 percent of America supports. You have a Best Documentary award going to someone who doesn’t support the Constitution’s Second Amendment. Plus you have two awards go to a biopic of an unrepentant Stalinst. And worst of all, you have the Best Director award going to a convicted rapist.

Have there been any outcries from feminists over Roman Polanski receiving the Best Director award? (By the way, don’t get me wrong–I love Chinatown, arguably the best film to come out of Hollywood in the 1970s. But that was directed before Polanski’s conviction for the statutory rape of a 13-year old girl.)

Friviledge indeed: no wonder this ceremony had the worst ratings of any Academy Awards presentation. Talk about being far, far removed from the values of the vast majority of your audience.