Politics at the Oscars

  • metta

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    Mar 02, 2014 7:09 AM GMT
    Politics at the Oscars


  • metta

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    Mar 02, 2014 7:15 AM GMT
    Think Back: Olympics Meet Politics


  • tckrguys

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    Mar 03, 2014 3:22 PM GMT
    Anytime and anywhere there is a public forum, especially one with a huge audience, people will inject their political, religious and personal views.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Mar 03, 2014 3:38 PM GMT
    tckrguys saidAnytime and anywhere there is a public forum, especially one with a huge audience, people will inject their political, religious and personal views.


    True, but some people know how to do this with finesse so that they make their point without coming off as too overly political. Michael Moore is NOT one of those people. What he did at the Oscars was absolutely out of line and inappropriate. Shame on him! Jared Leto was a shining example last night of how this is done with class so as to not offend anyone.
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    Mar 03, 2014 3:46 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    tckrguys saidAnytime and anywhere there is a public forum, especially one with a huge audience, people will inject their political, religious and personal views.


    True, but some people know how to do this with finesse so that they make their point without coming off as too overly political. Michael Moore is NOT one of those people. What he did at the Oscars was absolutely out of line and inappropriate. Shame on him! Jared Leto was a shining example last night of how this is done with class so as to not offend anyone.

    I didn't watch the Oscars and I have no idea what Michael Moore did or didn't say, but I think he's great.
  • BillandChuck

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    Mar 03, 2014 4:25 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    tckrguys saidAnytime and anywhere there is a public forum, especially one with a huge audience, people will inject their political, religious and personal views.


    True, but some people know how to do this with finesse so that they make their point without coming off as too overly political. Michael Moore is NOT one of those people. What he did at the Oscars was absolutely out of line and inappropriate. Shame on him! Jared Leto was a shining example last night of how this is done with class so as to not offend anyone.

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  • Destinharbor

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    Mar 03, 2014 4:48 PM GMT
    Shark_and_Awe said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    tckrguys saidAnytime and anywhere there is a public forum, especially one with a huge audience, people will inject their political, religious and personal views.


    True, but some people know how to do this with finesse so that they make their point without coming off as too overly political. Michael Moore is NOT one of those people. What he did at the Oscars was absolutely out of line and inappropriate. Shame on him! Jared Leto was a shining example last night of how this is done with class so as to not offend anyone.

    I didn't watch the Oscars and I have no idea what Michael Moore did or didn't say, but I think he's great.

    I must have missed him at the Oscars last night. The clip is from years ago when he used the occasion to point out that Bush was sending Americans into a war for fictitious reasons. I imagine if you were one of the 3 thousand men who died for no reason or the 30 thousand who were maimed for no reason than you might have a different viewpoint. Oh my! How awful to have our Sunday night interrupted for two minutes while a courageous man points out evil in our government. I agree totally with Sharky.
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    Mar 03, 2014 7:59 PM GMT
    The Oscars are a few hours long - once a year.
    Meanwhile, the highly-paid Repub liars and spin jockeys on Fox inject politics into their "fair and balanced" fantasy version of the news on the Fox pro-Repub propaganda channel - 24-7 365 days a year.

    Yet, we have to listen to the whining of Repubs bitching about all the politics at the Oscars.

    The Repubs need to stop being such whiny hypocritical little bitches.
  • toastvenom

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    Mar 03, 2014 8:06 PM GMT
    they're a bunch of hypocrites. on one hand they pat themselves on the back for making social relevant films from all topics ranging from war, civil rights, gender issues, sexual orientation, inequality on all levels yet they always throw a shit fit when an actor actually addresses one of the topics with passionate opinion. (ie Michael Moore condemning the war in Iraq of when Vanessa redgrave won in the 70's and expressed her support for the Palestine plight) The fucking Oscars should be a platform for people to call shit where they see shit. this whole ostrich with the head in the sand mentality is the reason why we have some many atrocities happening in the world today.
  • creature

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    Mar 03, 2014 9:39 PM GMT
    Toastvenom saidthey're a bunch of hypocrites. on one hand they pat themselves on the back for making social relevant films from all topics ranging from war, civil rights, gender issues, sexual orientation, inequality on all levels yet they always throw a shit fit when an actor actually addresses one of the topics with passionate opinion. (ie Michael Moore condemning the war in Iraq of when Vanessa redgrave won in the 70's and expressed her support for the Palestine plight) The fucking Oscars should be a platform for people to call shit where they see shit. this whole ostrich with the head in the sand mentality is the reason why we have some many atrocities happening in the world today.


    And don't forget Sacheen Littlefeather who declined the Oscar on behalf of Marlon Brando. I read that John Wayne was pissed.



    As for Michael Moore, I don't see what was wrong with it. The documentary he made for which he won the Oscar, Bowling for Columbine, was very much political—how can you not expect him to make a political speech?