Just when Hollywood prematurely released their overnight Oscar ratings with all the vigor of an early Kerry Presidential Exit Poll, suddenly they realized that Red States exist and they need to be counted.
The results, 2 million less viewers than last year. What was Hollywood’s epiphany? “The Oscar ceremony was more popular in the big cities than rural areas”. The battle of red and blue states strikes again or should we say red country and blue urban areas. If this came as a surprise to Hollywood then they are more out in left field than we thought. Hollywood’s continual affront to people’s common sense and morals have all but made them a non-entity with red States.
The question arises, why would Hollywood continue to upset more than 1/2 of the country, like the 62 million voters who cast their ballot for GWB when Hollywood is in the business to make money? It would appear to any thinking person that Hollywood and the Oscars lost their greatest opportunity to gain a mass audience by not nominating “The Passion of the Christ” & “Fahrenheit 9-11″ for picture of the year. It would have been a classic good vs evil and God vs Satan, if you will. The media hype prior to the show would have been unprecedented and transcended the typical entertainment shows like E or Access Hollywood and would have been forefront in all media publications and networks.
Oscar missed an opportunity to gain an unheard of 70 to 80 share of the audience had they decided to include the Red State segment of the country. Instead of being about viewership and being in the business of making money as they claim; they opted for political ideology in making a movie about assisted suicide Picture of the Year.