Hollywood is seeing Red, Red States that Is.


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.

Posted February 28, 2005 by
Politics | 3 comments

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  • Comments

    3 Responses to “Hollywood is seeing Red, Red States that Is.”

    1. Frank O on March 2nd, 2005 11:58 am


      As I just posted on polipundit..
      As you can probably tell, I am a big Clint Eastwood fan. He really is a humble guy and wouldn’t dream of inflicting his political views on someone else uninvited.
      Check out the somewhat obscure Eastwood film “Bronco Billy” for an inspiring take on living one’s dreams and making a difference. That is the real Clint Eastwood.

      On your essay above,

      I agree with your main points , and your funny exit poll analogy, but I do quibble with the idea that they are overly influenced by the political ideology of euthanasia in voting for M$Baby. The movie ends with assisted suicide. It is about lots of things besides assisted suicide .
      I am seeing a Hollywood that is trying. OK they certainly aren’t there yet, but the more reasonable we are the faster things will change. I am seeing the tide begin to turn, lets’ not be fixated on our own disdain so much we fail to see progress. Slam them for their excessive politics and not infuse politics where there is none (or little)
      Do check out Bronco Billy if you haven’t. already
      Best wishes

    2. Red on March 2nd, 2005 12:49 pm

      Frank O

      I have always been a huge Clint fan. I will even forgive him for “Bridges of Madison County”. Everyone is allowed a mulligan.

      Love the old Spaghetti Westerns, Hand Em High, Fist Full of Dollars.

      Clint more than deserves the attention seeing that he was passed by for many years. I firmly believe Million Dollar Baby only got caught up in this because Oscar just pretended like “The Passion of the Christ” never existed.

      I’m with ya, big fan.

    3. michelle r on July 20th, 2005 12:21 am

      i believe the reason audience numbers are down this year for hollywood movies is due to the 2004 presidential elections. a lot of hollywood celebrities went out on a limb in supporting john kerry and they will suffer for this over the long run.

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