Skip to comments.Liberals Once Again Prove Just How Miserable They Are
Posted on 01/07/2020 3:16:16 AM PST by Kaslin
It couldnt happen to a nicer group of people, was the thought going through my head during the opening monologue of the Golden Globes. Ricky Gervais was stripping the room full of self-important blowhards fully naked, exposing every mole and hypocrisy for the people at home to see, and it was glorious.
Naturally, the affluent asses in the audience didnt like being exposed as frauds, grousing and growling through their skewering as best they could, while undoubtedly unleashing their publicists to do damage control. Like a good dog, all too eager to appease entertainment media snapped to attention, ready with Nazi-like efficiency to do the bidding of their patrons.
If you think political press is corrupt, and they are, they cant hold a candle to the backroom dealings and near-bribery that takes place in the entertainment press.
The political media protects their own too. Take, for example, how two Russian comedians are described as being widely suspected of having ties to the Russian government because they pranked Maxine Waters into believing something my 2-year-old couldve seen through. It couldnt be that Waters is so dumb that she mistook a Russian accent for Swedish, or that she believed President Trump had cornered Greta at the UN to confess hed pressured the Ukrainians to investigate Joe Biden while simultaneously promising to squash her dreams (seriously, its hilarious. Listen to the whole thing for yourself), it had to be Putin trolls!
The truth exposes Maxine as a gullible moron, the spin paints her as a victim; a target of Russian aggression. When given the choice between reporting the truth and protecting the left-wings narrative, reporters make sure the narrative is safer than an easily picked chastity belt lock at the Media Matters holiday party. No one involved would have any idea what to do with the contents anyway, so they choose to pretend they dont exist.
As bad as the political press is, the entertainment press is worse. Access is the currency of the day, and to get it reporters have to write sufficiently glowing puff pieces and reviews, vetted by publicists, of course. Being on the right side of a studio or talent agency will get you junkets to exotic locales, visits to the set, and access to the stars all of which translates into cash. Stray, refuse to toe the line, and you get nothing. Report about cheating, drug use, abuse, whatever, and youre out. How do you think Harvey Weinstein was able to be the worst kept secret in Hollywood for decades? Everyone knew what he was, he wasnt even unique, but the press was willing to let him do it for the private jet rides, vacation junkets, and everything else you can image a normal person would view as a bribe.
Gervais is hilarious. Do yourself a favor and watch the British version of The Office. Itll take about 3 episodes, then youll be hooked. Its better in every way than the US reboot, which is hilarious in its own right, but it knew when to stop and does so perfectly.
Gervais is also fearless when it comes to his comedy. He, or the characters he plays, are often the butt of the jokes. No cows are sacred if its funny, its funny, no matter who it upsets.
And that last bit is the problem for participants in the Woke Olympics of the left. Victimhood is a desired status. It also comes with membership in what they declare is a protected class, people who cant be made fun of, who can only be praised for the courage and/or bravery. How its either of those words to hide behind an irrelevant part of your existence to shield yourself from any or all criticism has never been fully explained, deflected instead by words like marginalized or at risk communities.
Everyone in the audience at the Golden Globes considers themselves either a member of one of those marginalized communities or an ally of them. Realistically, theyre a bunch of self-important pampered douchebags looking to make as much money as possible. Theres nothing wrong with wanting to make as much money as possible, we all try to do that, but there is something wrong with doing that while condemning people whove been more successful at it as greedy people and wanting to empower the government to punish them.
Its also hypocritical to champion left-wing social justice causes while hammering checks from companies using slave labor in China and jetting off the Caribbean on your Gulfstream to spend a week on a 200-foot yacht while narrating documentaries about how Americans have to stop eating meat and ride their bikes to work to limit their carbon footprint.
Those are the people Gervais went after. (If you havent seen his opening monologue yet, seek it out and watch it.)
The TV critic for the LA Times, hearing the cries of elites, answered with a piece attacking Gervais. Lorraine Ali declared Gervais delivered a gloom-and-doom monologue so cynical it made the effervescent Tom Hanks scowl.
Because the left is a hive-mind ready to destroy anyone who wont conform, theyd already prepared for the worst. Vox, the activist anti-corporate blog funded by major corporate investors (making it as genuine as just about every other aspect of the left), preemptively wrote a piece titled, How to tell a Ricky Gervais joke: Offend, defend, repeat.
In it, a joyless basement-dweller deems everything funny to be problematic because Gervais has made jokes about Caitlyn Jenner, daring to use the deadname Bruce, and a bunch of other whiny complaints about things normal people laugh at. It was a last minute attempt to get him fired, running the day before the ceremony.
It didnt work. Nor did it work to get Gervais to apologize for his offenses. As he said during his monologue, he doesnt care.
Back at the Times, Ali ended her screed by lamenting that Gervais didnt read the room with his rips on the Hollywood elites hypocrisy. He did, actually. Not the posh dining room filled with rich, entitled narcissistic perverts and their enablers, but the living rooms of the people watching.
One night of having the curtain pulled back, one night of the public hearing the truth, a truth they pay good money to avoid being heard, made the other 364 days of their preening and judging all worth it. If they dont want the world to know what flaming hypocrites they really are on the issues they lecture everyone else on, they probably shouldnt be that way.
Like I said, it couldnt happen to a nicer group of people.
“If you think political press is corrupt, and they are, they cant hold a candle to the backroom dealings and near-bribery that takes place in the entertainment press.”
Been like that for years. Clark Gable gets Loretta Young knocked up out of wedlock back in the mid 1930s and Louis B Mayer gets the media to not only cover that part of it up, but portray it as Loretta adopting a newborn (which was actually hers anyways). The young girl had grew up under that stigma (even having to have plastic surgery done to alter her big Gableesque ears) of something everybody in Hollywood knew that it happened but certainly would not talk about it openly.
Our Woke Left can dish it out but it cant take it. Ricky Gervais showed us how uptight they are to the point they stew in well-deserved ridicule.
I dont want Hollywood scolds felling me I need to change to make them feel less guilty about their lifestyles. I have had enough how dare you to last me a lifetime.
The truth is I dont care about their awards shows and their hugely inflated sense of self importance.
Liberals are miserable and why on Gods green earth would I want to wallow with them in their being upset life doesnt always give them what they want?
Thanks but no thanks to the cancel culture. Ive moved on from Hollywood long ago and said good bye to all that and more.
Yes, Gervais read the room of The People of America,”Not the posh dining room filled with rich, entitled narcissistic perverts and their enablers, but the living rooms of the people watching.”
Their continuing rejection of Patriotic America as deplorables have disconnected the industry so that there is a decrease in Americans who want to pay for their effusively disconnected wrk product of “entertainment.”
As Shakepeare said, “ All the world is a stage......”
But soon no one will be watching.
No one is watching their stupid award shows.
Golden Globes will post a new record ratings low. This Is all about them.
Not about us.
Years ago, Sally Field was given an Oscar and she looked at the crowd of Hollywood elite who voted for her and she famously said, “You like me! You really like me!”
Gervais looked at the crowd at the Golden Globes and basically said, “America doesn’t really like you.”
Miserable? Why parse words?
“Liberals Once Again Prove Just How CANCEROUS They Are”
“Maxine as a gullible moron”
She is not in Congress to make life better for her constituents. her role is to be a vote for the DNC (and being a “woman of color” allows her to also be the attack dog against Republicans who are prohibited from fighting back.
So perhaps Maxine is a “moron” but she is just the right person for the job.
President Trump’s inaugural speech in 2017 wasn’t aimed at the “distinguished guests” lined up on the dais, but squarely at the people out on the Mall, and in their living rooms, all across the nation.
Gervais said so many things we, the people have been shouting forever. Hollywood, like Washington D.C., makes a habit of chattering to itself, ignoring the real audience. What comes from that is simple: a grotesque parody of communication, where the speaker is self-satisfied that he or she has provided wisdom, and the listener is convinced the speaker is filtering the words through their own colon.
I think the movie “SOAP” with Sally Fields exposes the entertainment industry for what it really is, a money making machine, and it does not matter how they do it or whose lives are destroyed in the process.
If Hollywood had a moral compass it would always point towards the dollar sign. If you make money then your character nor your action (no matter how depraved) matter, you are a “star” and you will be protected, until you are used up and spit out.
I am not sure if individuals are really PROGRESSIVE, without any facts to my opinion, I think that many individuals play at being PROGRESSIVE while really don’t care or perhaps be a little conservative. This would explain how they can create their own large carbon footprint while reading the script about saving the planet. It is just another role for them.
If Hollywood decides being conservative is more financially rewarding then all of Hollywood would get the new script and everyone will be on the same page.
Why is Hollywood playing at being progressive (and anti-American), simple, the United States is not their main (or only) market for their product. It may be hard to believe that there are places that hate the US and Americans. Unfortunately those places combined offer more financial rewards then the US does.
This also explains why so many “action movies”. Action movies require less dialog and translates better over seas.
So there is no point at expending any energy hating on Hollywood, the best course of action is indifference.
(Opinion off the top of my head with no research or thought, so as always I could be wrong)
Looked like General Salami had a better night than Tom Hanks.
Have pity on
Gervais was stripping the room full of self-important blowhards fully naked,
The liberals can’t face the facts of just how useless they are so they give each other awards Good job Gervais.
He needs to give a speech to Congress they need it.
The entertainment industry is a business structure selling a facade product to a watching audience, using broken scared pretty people as their marionettes.
LOL HOORAY Ricky!
I never watch award shows, for anything... anyone doing something important... TRULY IMPORTANT... and getting an award for it... It won’t be on the TV.
However, after seeing Gervaise’s monologue, this was the first time in my life I regret that I didn’t watch this one...
I know he was delivering things tongue in cheek, but there was far more truth to his monologue than most of these self important fools have heard in their entire adult lives...
Two Thumbs WAY WAY UP!
Blake Edward's S.O.B. from 1981, is another one that really skewers Hollywood.
Only Clint Eastwood has the guts to make those kind of movies anymore.
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