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ABC NOW FEARING A MASS TUNEOUT (The Brokeback Oscars Effect)
NY Post ^ | 2/1/06 | DON KAPLAN

Posted on 02/01/2006 2:38:50 AM PST by jimbo123

"Brokeback Mountain" and a slew of other arty, less-widely seen Oscar-nominated flicks are expected to take the polish off ABC's ratings for the Academy Awards this year.

With no big-budget films like "Titanic," "Gladiator" or "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" in this season's crop of nominees, ABC may be staring down the barrel of one of the lowest-rated Oscar telecasts in recent memory when it airs on March 5, say TV-industry analysts.

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Of course decent people aren't going to tune into the Oscars to watch gay propaganda. Send a message to Hollyweird and tune out.
1 posted on 02/01/2006 2:38:52 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Schadenfreude.


2 posted on 02/01/2006 2:39:26 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (suffering from tagline fatigue...)
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To: Keith in Iowa
My understanding is that the majority of those who have seen this movie in the theater have snuck in through the back door.
3 posted on 02/01/2006 2:40:54 AM PST by shadeaud (Liberals suffer from acute interior cornial craniorectoitis)
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To: shadeaud

lol!

I'm going to use that.


4 posted on 02/01/2006 2:41:28 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: jimbo123

This is a brilliant time for some other network to counterprogram the heck out of the Oscars. Usually the other channels, nets and cable go into rerun mode. If I were FOX, I would do something huge and capitalize baby!!!!


5 posted on 02/01/2006 2:41:37 AM PST by RadioCirca1970
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To: jimbo123
Aren't they having a "Life of Snails" documentary on the Discovery channel that night?
6 posted on 02/01/2006 2:42:08 AM PST by msnimje (SAMMY for SANDY --- THAT IS WHAT I CALL A GOOD TRADE!!!)
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To: jimbo123
Next time, try nominating something people actually went to see.


7 posted on 02/01/2006 2:42:26 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("It'sTime for Republicans to Start Toeing the Conservative Line, NOT the Other Way Around!")
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To: jimbo123
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I feel so sorry for them. I had to break out a tiny violin.

8 posted on 02/01/2006 2:43:42 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: jimbo123
Wow....first Alito's confirmation and now this.

The good news just keeps on coming. ;-)

9 posted on 02/01/2006 2:43:49 AM PST by Allegra (You Won't Find the Meaning of Life in This Tagline....at Least Not Today.)
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To: msnimje

Sounds better than the Oscars - but then, I haven't watched it since my wife died.


10 posted on 02/01/2006 2:44:56 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: shadeaud

Are you accusing them of fudging the box office numbers?


11 posted on 02/01/2006 2:45:59 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: jimbo123

Hollywood is on a relentless March toward irrelevance to the average consumer. Look for the dramatic rise of independent movie making with new movies delivered completely digitally and directly to the consumer.


12 posted on 02/01/2006 2:46:42 AM PST by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

they're really packin' 'em in down at our local theater


13 posted on 02/01/2006 2:48:51 AM PST by zipper
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To: RadioCirca1970
This is a brilliant time for some other network to counterprogram the heck out of the Oscars. Usually the other channels, nets and cable go into rerun mode. If I were FOX, I would do something huge and capitalize baby!!!!

You're right. FOX would rule...

14 posted on 02/01/2006 2:49:16 AM PST by GOPJ (Massachusetts: where fat drunks are elected, and reelected, and reelected and reelected and ree)
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To: zipper
I hope they have big sodas to wash down those hot dogs....from the concession stand.
15 posted on 02/01/2006 2:51:08 AM PST by Dallas59 ((“You love life, while we love death"( Al-Qaeda & Democratic Party))
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To: jimbo123

I was going to watch the Oscars, but I have a more exciting evening planned. I'm going to attend the Grand Opening of a new Umbrella.


16 posted on 02/01/2006 2:52:01 AM PST by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: jimbo123

Tough. Too bad, ABC. I feel sorry for you NOT.


17 posted on 02/01/2006 2:53:29 AM PST by BlessedBeGod (Benedict XVI = Terminator IV)
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To: jimbo123

Oscars? Never heard of 'em. And what's an ABC anyhow?

The snail documentary sounds great, I think I'll watch that one.


18 posted on 02/01/2006 2:53:46 AM PST by NaughtiusMaximus (DO NOT read to the end of this tagline . . . Oh, $#@%^, there you went and did it.)
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To: zipper
It's the kind of movie where someone grabs your seat and the theater isn't even crowded.

Surfing through movie boards, many gays do believe that this movie is a mandate for public acceptance of the gay lifestyle.
19 posted on 02/01/2006 2:53:56 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: jimbo123
I was going to tune out even before they announced the nominations because I can't stand that antisemitic Jew Jon Stewart.
20 posted on 02/01/2006 2:55:21 AM PST by MagnoliaB
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To: jimbo123

If they are going to ignore the really good movies (e.g., Dukes of Hazzard), who's going to watch?


21 posted on 02/01/2006 2:56:18 AM PST by JoeGar
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Are you accusing them of fudging the box office numbers?

These are folks who sell soft porn to teenage boys, call it "art", and think we'll be impressed with their "talent". Gimme a break. Who knows what other delusions they're capable of...

22 posted on 02/01/2006 2:58:02 AM PST by GOPJ (Massachusetts: where fat drunks are elected, and reelected, and reelected and reelected and ree)
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To: jimbo123

I get a little tired of Hollywood continually patting themselves on the back. I bet even the actors themselves must hate the sight of a red carpet.


23 posted on 02/01/2006 2:59:30 AM PST by JoeGar
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
...many gays do believe that this movie is a mandate for public acceptance of the gay lifestyle

yep they're really rammin' it down our throats

24 posted on 02/01/2006 3:02:03 AM PST by zipper
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To: jimbo123

Broke Butt Mountain may be Hollywierds last grasp at America for acceptance of its wierd life styles...


25 posted on 02/01/2006 3:03:37 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: jimbo123
Behold, their god.

Gosh, I love myself!

We love ourselves too!

Allow me to take 15 minutes and tell you all about Buddahism.

"You should be ashamed of yourself George Bush!"

Looookatmeee! I am wearing an AIDS ribbon.

So den, #$%^# Bush and fuc_ing $h^&!!! HA HA HE HE! And I told his bit_h wife she could go fu_k hersef! And those Fuc_ing daughters too! Ha Ha HA! Oh S_it!


26 posted on 02/01/2006 3:03:49 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: jimbo123

I've known the Oscars were politically-motivated and irrelevant for years, but it really hit home for me again when Cinderella Man didn't get any nods this year. It's one of the best movies to come out of Hollywood in years, and Russell Crowe deserved an Oscar for his portrayal of Jim Braddock. Of course, he didn't even get a nomination. Guess they were too busy nominating gay-lifestyle movies this year to actually recognize a great movie (IMHO).


27 posted on 02/01/2006 3:04:48 AM PST by Deo et Patria (Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: jimbo123

I don't see why. I expect Brokeback to take one or two awards. There are much more pointed ways to poke in the eye of the conservative movement.


28 posted on 02/01/2006 3:04:49 AM PST by newzjunkey (In 2006: Reelect Arnold; Get GOP Elected in CA; Halt W's Amnesty for Illegals.)
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To: jimbo123

I cant watch the mutual ass kissining festivals anyway.


29 posted on 02/01/2006 3:05:06 AM PST by StoneColdTaxHater
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To: zipper

Yuk!


30 posted on 02/01/2006 3:05:17 AM PST by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: jimbo123

Talk about blow back.


31 posted on 02/01/2006 3:05:18 AM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: jimbo123

I would watch it - however I just checked and I'm not gay.


32 posted on 02/01/2006 3:07:36 AM PST by The Duke
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To: The Duke

I'm not going to watch it because it's boring -- it really is boring -- but I hope Philip Seymour Hoffman wins. The guy is an excellent actor.


33 posted on 02/01/2006 3:08:56 AM PST by durasell (!)
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To: jimbo123
I have never watched an oscar and never will. Can I be a part of the tuneout too...?

Then again, I have never watched a football or basketball game either... Or even a Miss America...

Does this mean there is something wrong with me...?

34 posted on 02/01/2006 3:14:19 AM PST by mmercier (same as it ever was)
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To: Deo et Patria

Hollyweird also nominated Steven Speilberg's valentine to Palestinian terrorists for Best Picture.

Gay indoctrination and terror apologism. This will most likely be the lowest-rated Oscars of all time.


35 posted on 02/01/2006 3:14:52 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: RadioCirca1970; jimbo123
If I were FOX, I would do something huge and capitalize baby!!!!

I have an idea. Schedule a whole day or two of movies that got snubbed by the Oscars. For a finale get a really big film that that got frozen out for lots of awards including "Best Picture" and run it as counter programming to the Academy Awards.

36 posted on 02/01/2006 3:15:05 AM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: SkyPilot

Well, you've just shown the whole show. No one needs to watch it now. :0)


37 posted on 02/01/2006 3:17:23 AM PST by Skooz (Chastity prays for me, piety sings............Modesty hides my thighs in her wings......)
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To: jimbo123

I'll be watching the submarine races.


38 posted on 02/01/2006 3:17:39 AM PST by Jaysun (The plain truth is that I am not a fair man, and don't want to hear both sides.)
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To: SkyPilot

"You really love me."
39 posted on 02/01/2006 3:17:50 AM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: MagnoliaB

Did you know Jon Stewart is only 4 feet, 5 inches tall?


40 posted on 02/01/2006 3:19:21 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: mmercier
I have never watched an oscar and never will. Can I be a part of the tuneout too...?

Then again, I have never watched a football or basketball game either... Or even a Miss America...

Does this mean there is something wrong with me...?

Yes.

41 posted on 02/01/2006 3:22:42 AM PST by JusPasenThru (Democrats have bad karma.)
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To: msnimje
Aren't they having a "Life of Snails" documentary on the Discovery channel that night?

Yeah, something which leaves an equally slimey trail.

42 posted on 02/01/2006 3:24:02 AM PST by Socratic
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To: Paleo Conservative
Great picture. Actually, I thought old Sally said "You like me, you really like me!"

That line, and "I want to thank all the little people" are the best summations of the Oscars.

43 posted on 02/01/2006 3:25:27 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: jimbo123

Don't forget Tom Hanks' Oscar for Philadelphia -- another gay propaganda piece of s***
This is nothing new from Hollyweird, but let the tuneout this year be huge and new and sweet.


44 posted on 02/01/2006 3:25:53 AM PST by ValerieUSA
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To: jimbo123
"Brokeback Mountain" and a slew of other arty, less-widely seen Oscar-nominated flicks are expected to take the polish off ABC's ratings for the Academy Awards this year.

HA - HA!

Sorry...I don't have the Nelson icon handy.

prisoner6

46 posted on 02/01/2006 3:31:58 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts hold the country together as the loose screws of the left fall out)
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To: jimbo123

As far as I'm concerned, Hollyweird can stick Brokeback Mountain up their . . .


47 posted on 02/01/2006 3:33:00 AM PST by Hardastarboard (Bush spied so that no one died.)
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To: jimbo123

I'll be sure to miss it!


48 posted on 02/01/2006 3:33:21 AM PST by airborne
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To: JoeGar

You said, "I get a little tired of Hollywood continually patting themselves on the back. I bet even the actors themselves must hate the sight of a red carpet."

I've often said this. I'd rather see awards for firemen, policemen, teachers, etc. Actors do nothing but play pretend and every time you turn on the TV there they are marching down the carpet acting like they've saved the world. Why do we constantly have to go through all this hype over nothing?


49 posted on 02/01/2006 3:35:44 AM PST by onevoter
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To: mmercier
Can I be a part of the tuneout too...?

It is almost certain that I will be watching Fox News during the Oscars. If they don't mention it, I wouldn't even know it was on.

Ditto for the Super Bowl.

Does this mean there is something wrong with me...?

50 posted on 02/01/2006 3:40:20 AM PST by dinasour (Pajamahadeen and substitute Head SnowFlake)
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