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Many red-state Americans who used to love awards shows on TV are now wary of celebrities who cannot help but use this platform to spew their hatred of President Trump and the evil/stupid conservatives who keep Hollywood liberals from running (ruining) America.
Take the Golden Globe Awards in January, which included a windy nine-minute Oprah Winfrey lecture about how we need the media elites more than ever, and celebrities dressed in black, donning "Time's Up" pins to say sexual harassment is over. Ratings dipped 5 percent and 11 percent in the key demographic for advertisers, a six-year low.
Hollywood - Message - TV - Ratings - Public
Hollywood may finally be getting the message that TV ratings are suffering because the public has grown weary of people turning live events into leftist political rallies.
The New York Times reported the Oscars people are worried. "Whenever stars use the platform to support progressive causes and make political statements, large numbers of viewers turn the channel, according to academy insiders, who cite minute-by-minute Nielsen data for past shows."
Dungey - President - ABC - Entertainment - Oscars
Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment, said during their Oscars telecast, the campaign against sexual harassment should be limited to a prescheduled "moment," so viewers don't feel it "overshadows the artists and the films being honored."
If the Academy Awards people wanted to recall how Hollywood has behaved, they would take a "moment" to replay the standing ovation for child-raping director Roman Polanski when he won best director in 2003. The audience could see Meryl Streep standing and applauding, and then there's director Martin Scorsese doing the same, being a good sport about losing to Polanski, and standing up and clapping behind him is ... Harvey Weinstein.
Clip - Hollywood - History - Assault
That's a good clip of Hollywood's history on opposing sexual assault.
This year's Oscars host, ABC late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel, was more blunt on "Good Morning America,"...
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