Oscars a grouch?

Those big stars just don’t get Jon Stewart
‘Daily Show’ host will be lumped in with Letterman, Rock as Oscar failure

I didn’t watch the Oscars. I don’t know that I’ve ever watched an entire broadcast, though time was when I’d tune in at least for the biggies at the end. And though I love movies, I don’t have a lot of respect for the film industry or for Hollywood types. Not that I know any stars, but their public personae just don’t hold any interest for me.

And they apparently didn’t like Jon Stewart’s humor:

Despite the fact that Stewart (like Rock and Letterman) did an admirable job, the audience didn’t seem to like him.

Coming back from one break, Stewart pretended to be in mid-sentence. “And that is why I think Scientology is right, not just for this city, but for the country,” he said, clearly mocking some stars’ commitment to Scientology. Hollywood sat silent.

An admitted and unashamed progressive himself, Stewart later made fun of the film industry’s perceived liberalness, telling viewers the Oscars are a chance to “see all your favorite stars without having to donate any money to the Democratic party.” Our favorite stars barely chuckled.

But all wasn’t lost:

One of Stewart’s few big laughs came when he suggested Bjork, whose swan dress was a standout of the 2001 Oscars, was unable to attend because she had been shot by Dick Cheney.

See? They were just waiting for more sophisticated humor.

I don’t know (or care) what George Clooney said, but this graphic at IMAO is pretty dern funny.

Instapundit has a few links if you’re interested in this stuff. As much as I love movies, I’m not.


  1. I must admit, I really, really like John Stewart, if only because he has as much fun taking potshots at liberals as he does conservatives.

  2. It is amazing how humorless most liberals are. Maybe it’s because most of their positions are so ridiculous, anyone not indoctrinated has to find them hilarious.

  3. I agree with Stefan. Jon Stewart is an EXTREMELY funny guy with a good head on his shoulders to boot. Sure, he’s on the left side of the fence, but really the only effect that has on his bashings is that he characterizes some folks on the right as ‘mean and dumb’, while the folks on the left are ‘weak and dumb’, mostly because of the balance of power at the moment. His book, ‘America (The Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction‘, is one of the funniest books I’ve ever read, and certainly the funniest high school textbook I’ve ever read. I HIGHLY recommend it.