HuffPo title: Tucker Carlson Thinks Moonlight’s Best Picture Win Was Because Of ‘Affirmative Action’
Tucker Carlson is getting under their skin. They’re triggered!!!
Snark disguised as news from HuffPo. Ugh!
Excerpt from the Huffington Post
Don’t worry everyone Tucker has it covered.
You know Tucker Carlson right? The guy Jon Stewart once obliterated on CNN for the world to see? Yes, the guy with the fifth grader’s haircut who admitted to not watching the Oscar-nominated movie “Moonlight,” and now is here to tell us why “Moonlight” really won best picture at the Academy Awards. Drum roll please: Because it was a “foregone conclusion.” Of course. Why else would an all black cast, with black directors, focusing on the journey of a marginalized member of society win an award? On merit? Merit smerit.
Carlson believes that the “political implications” of the feature, which boasts some of the most promising young actors in the industry, was the only reason it won best picture. Alright, Tuck, for the sake of the debate, I will humor you. What exactly do you think was “political” about “Moonlight?” Did they discuss policy? Government? Congress? The president? Maybe I missed it. Or maybe is it that the only way your brain could fathom a movie about a black, gay man, made by a predominately black creative team, and black directors, taking home the ultimate prize, is to deem it a fix, a foregone conclusion? Or maybe it’s that to Tucker a movie about a black, gay character is inherently political whereas a movie about a white, straight character is not. Merely by pointing a camera at a black, gay man, Tucker believes you are automatically making a political statement. So by his definition, since Hollywood isn’t supposed to make political statements, Hollywood shouldn’t tell the stories of black, gay men. Or other marginalized communities, I guess.
At first glance, Tucker comes across as yet another shallow Fox mouthpiece advocating for celebrities remaining separate from political issues and politics in general remaining separate from Art, whilst spending 30 minutes of his valuable Monday morning, talking about politics and….Art. But look closer and Carlson’s point of view reiterates the still all-too-prominent inherent conservative perception that black and queer experiences exist outside the norm. They only exist in the realm of politics, whenever “others” try to assert themselves and be heard. They aren’t mainstream or deserving of equal attention but instead are granted an award just to appease Hollywood’s need to moralize.
Now if that wasn’t ridiculous enough, Carlson also went on to contradict his already contradictory statement by saying the feature ‘had to win because we knew what the film was about, that’s part of the problem with Hollywood…That’s the law, there is no way around it”.
As regular commenter Robert sometimes reminds us, Alfred Hitchcock, the greatest filmmaker of all time, never won an Oscar. At least since Marlon Brando sent a fake Indian to the stage to accept his award because he was protesting something, the Oscars have been political. To deny that is to deny plain fact.
Last year, blacks made a big fuss about how “white” the Oscars were (really Jewish, but to blacks, Jews are white). So, this year, in an effort to stick it to Trump’s “deplorables,” Hollyweird went all out to protest our existence and our values.
They hate Tuck because he speaks truth.