Skip to comments.US Military Used to Annouce Oscar Award that Goes to Documentary About Homosexuality?
Posted on 02/24/2008 8:21:49 PM PST by enough_idiocy
Right after that, a documentary against the Iraq war and GITMO are announced in a second award category. Is this outrageous, or is it me? Having the military introduce a film on same sex issues given the don't ask don't tell policy, and then have it followed by anti Iraq war, anti WOT films is political and using the troops as pawns IMHO.
Quote from the winner:
Let's hope we move this country away from the dark side. . .
This is why I don't want to watch this crap, but my wife has it on and is not giving an inch on the remote.
That was from best documentary category announced by Tom Hanks. Just before that was Best Short Subject Documentary ( the same sex marriage film) announced by the soldiers from Iraq.
How did they know who would win?
Hollywood.. F*CK OFF!
Who in the military made the announcement?
I'm just glad they didn't make them present the doc feature Oscar. Now that would have been awkward.
Right after what?
I’m sorry, I’ve been to the Dark Side, and I didn’t see the Country there.
It did suck, but not much of a surprise. I wonder if Hanks appreciated our troops getting set up?
And they wonder why no one is watching the oscars any more.
It wasn’t a coincidence.
And not a single person anywhere will say anything about it.
Tom Hanks is a Leftist. He goes in the bin with the rest of them.
They used our troops AGAIN.
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quite the assortment of fruits and nuts
Let em know how ya felt about it here.
You saw it too? I couldn’t believe it. I wasn’t paying attention, then my wife tells me to look, because of course it’s notable that they were being respectful to the troops. The applause wasn’t too noticeable (and far less than later one when the guy made his dark side comment). So I’m like, well at least they did something nice. Then I hear the people who won the award talking about the movie and this woman is crying about how important it was to make this movie about same sex marriage or something. I’m like WHAT?! They had the military introduce an award given to a movie about homosexuality (knowing the don’t ask don’t tell Clinton policy), NO WAY! Then they follow up with anti-Iraq war anti WOT documentaries. Man. Just another chapter in a long story.
Hey Hollywierd, kiss this.
This is why I don’t want to watch this crap, but my wife has it on and is not giving an inch on the remote.”
Yeah, get a new wife!
I stopped watching the Oscars, the Emmy’s and all the other hollywood debased, self-congratulatory shows a long, long time ago - sounds like I made the right decision!
Interestingly enough, most of the major networks now offer full length episodes of television shows on their websites for free. Don’t need a remote anymore, plus it costs them money to do it. You get entertainment, the wife gets to do what she wants, and you cost Hollyweird some money.
>>Tom Hanks is a Leftist. He goes in the bin with the rest of them.<<
He is. Every leftist sees our military as “security guards” that should be kept in the US and away from foreign shores.
I once watched him on Letterman (by accident)and he made a crack about Christians “banning” the film Da Vinci code, which was exaggeration.
If anyone saw Charlie Wilson’s War, it was just a Democrats wet dream.
I wasnt paying attention, then my wife tells me to look, because of course its notable that they were being respectful to the troops. Tom Hanks introduces some soldiers who annouce the nominees for some documentary related award. The applause for the troops wasnt too noticeable (and far less than later one when the guy made his dark side comment). So Im like, well at least they did something nice.
Then I hear the people who won the award that the troops just introduced talking about the movie and this actress is crying about how important it was to make this movie about same sex marriage or something homosexual related.
Im like WHAT?! They had the military introduce an award given to a movie about homosexuality (knowing the dont ask dont tell Clinton policy), NO WAY! Then they follow up with another award announced by Tom Hanks that included anti-Iraq war and anti WOT documentaries. The winner of that award gives some anti war lip service and the audience goes buck (must louder than when the troops were introduced).
I’m sorry, but that was not appropriate.
I was sickening but, at least that big fat tub of goo didn’t win.
It was disgusting .. that whole series.
The political speech: typical bash
Bush Hollyweirdism... I was waiting
for “vote Obama” next. I’m furious
this platform was given them.
Why does the military participate?
And that’s what I took away from it (BTW holy hell I didn’t realize how much BIGGER he had gotten. YUCK)
What do you think about the 65 MILLION DOLLAR gift to GAY CAUSES from one of Microsoft’s co-founders (Ric somebody — committed suicide).
They had some individual soldiers introduce the award nominees.
Come on guys. Knock them when they deserve it, but not about this. No one has a clue which film or documentary is going to win. It’s a crap shoot. It wasn’t a setup. Get off their backs and get on them when they really do something rotten, which is often. But not this time.
Sounds like a leftist wetdream of agitprop..... I wasn’t watching that dreck so I don’t know what happened but I gather from what you said that they had some troops introduce a documentary category so that they could associate our great military with (1) a film about gay marriage, and (2) the anti-war films in the following category?? Seems like the agitprop scumbags of Hollyweird are getting more brazen all the time......
What are the “Oscars” and why are they relevant?
So who noticed George Clooney and Tommy Lee Jones clapping at their own names?
With all of the anti American drivel that came out of Hollywood this past year, I also don’t see why the DOD even considered participating.
Na, it was set up.
Thank you so much for posting this thread. I was waiting for somebody to boo...but I should have known since Tom Hanks was the presenter.
I wonder how many Oscars have been handed out for those posing as a military hero.
Freepers expected it.
Ok, of all the categories to have them announce for, you choose the one with a pro homosexual message and then follow it with a category including 2 anti war movies + a Michael Moore movie (3/4, 75% chance of it being anti bush winner). Please, if they really didn’t know who was going to win, they still gambeled well. There’s no way you can say this was purely conincidental. It doesn’t matter who won.
Taxi to the Darkside :
I saw it, and was first pissed at the weak applause for the troops, then furious as the anti-Military “documentaries” were lauded.
When that puke who gave his little “let’s move away from the darkside” speech finished, I almost threw my remote through the TV.
Hollywood = scum.
The troops didn’t know, and neither did we. But the scheduler and the Academy directors KNEW which documentaries were nominated and which ones won. They KNEW it, and that was precisely why they chose that category to have the troop introduce. It was absolutely intentional.
Oscars??? Bah, I watched the NHRA on ESPN2, then went to work.