It's true that culture is important — even more so than politics — for the foundation of civilization. But Alec Baldwin, while making a comment that somewhat resembles this insight, seems to have missed the point. In fact, he insinuated that in the recent war between Hollywood and President Trump, the former is more important.
In other words, Alec Baldwin just said that Hollywood is more important than the entire United States government: the Congress of the United States, the US President, the Supreme Court, and so on.
"When you die, you don’t remember a bill that Congress passed or a decision the Supreme Court made or an address made by the president. You remember a song, you remember a line from a movie, you remember a play, you remember a book, a painting, a poem. What we do is important and for all of you out there in motion pictures and television, don’t stop doing what you’re doing, the audience is counting on you," remarked Baldwin.
In the opinion of this writer, Baldwin's comments might hold more merit if Hollywood actually produced a notable number of civilization-building art, music, and movies. Instead, they produce the lowest-rating Emmys awards in decades, in part because they so strongly hate conservatism and President Trump. As a result, conservative websites have been poking fun at Baldwin's comments.
One of them had said that "Baldwin’s statement perfectly illustrates how detached from reality all liberals are. They have convinced themselves that they are not only the center of the universe but that anyone who can’t recognize that fact is an idiot. The post-election temper tantrum, that was on display at the Emmys, is a perfect example of liberal elitism’s complete hatred for most of America."
"According to Baldwin," the site continues, "the Declaration of Independence, the Revolutionary War, the Constitution, the Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation, both World Wars, and the moon landing are crap compared to his cameo in The Adventures of Pluto Nash."
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards is looking at new all-time low preliminary ratings. Scoring an 8.2/14 in metered market rating, the show has gone down from the 8.4/13 that ABC and Jimmy Kimmel had one year ago. A total of 11.3 million total viewers were expected to watch last time, which is also an all-time record low. These ratings surely aren't enough to say that the Emmys this year are a flop, but they do mean that a significant number of Americans really do find the liberal politics of the Emmys sufficient reason not to turn in.
"The Emmys have lost 50% of their audience since 2013 and the lowest ratings since 1990, and last night’s extravaganza certainly didn’t turn the ship around," remarks one commentator.
The low Emmys ratings aren't shocking at all. In the opinion of this author, Hollywood seems to be under the assumption that their political and cultural views represent the majority of Americans. The rest of America, however, is under no such delusion. Rather than take a night to celebrate their own accomplishments and promote their new endeavors, they treat the night as a liberal political rally.
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