05 March 2006

Oscar gets political

This year's Academy Awards extravaganza will happen this evening. [Check out the buzz.]

Right-wing pundits are grumbling about the fact that all five nominees in the "Best Picture" category have social messages that they don't like.

What are they afraid of? Do they fear that America will go to the cineplex to be entertained and instead end up really thinking about the issues and coming to the conclusion that perhaps racism, homophobia, and greed are not really so good for our society?

For the record, I've seen all five of the "Best Picture" nominees. Everyone should see all of them. Then maybe the world would be smarter, kinder, and more peaceful.

Would that really be so bad?

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