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US Military Used to Annouce Oscar Award that Goes to Documentary About Homosexuality?
TV | 2, 24.08 | The Academy Awards

Posted on 02/24/2008 8:21:49 PM PST by enough_idiocy

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To: woofie
Who cares for Gods sake . This is the first time since world war two that our military was shown in a good light by this event. It was seen all over the world. Who gives a fhhk what film they announced , it’s only a movie , that ten people (maybe ) saw. Lighten up for Christ sake . I am thrilled the military families back home got to see there kids. Sheesh. Woff this isn't aimed at you by the way.
51 posted on 02/24/2008 9:13:56 PM PST by fantom
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To: woofie

Did the GIs give the oscar for the homosexual movie or the Taxi to the Darkside movie? Either one is bad, but I’m not clear about what happened since I didn’t see it.

Which ever movie it was, there is no question in my mind it was set up by the Leftists in Hollywood to make our military look bad.


52 posted on 02/24/2008 9:17:04 PM PST by FFranco
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To: TexasGreg
Ditto. Even though the final tabulations are a secret the Oscar production people can still “exit poll” and have other tools to keep the surprises ( to them ) at a minimum during the broadcast. Keeping their votes in the minor categories secret are probably not a main concern to the academy voters.

How could a film about same sex marriage lose in Hollywood?

53 posted on 02/24/2008 9:18:20 PM 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: durasell
How did they know who would win??

Since they knew there were only 4 nominees for short documentary, they knew the chances were 50-50 it would be the same-sex film that won or Sari's Mother, a film about an Iraqi kid suffering from AIDS who can't get treatment because the American soldiers destroyed the healthcare system.

Or as the Oscar's website summarizes it: "On a farm in central Iraq, a mother struggles to care for her ten-year-old son, Sari, who is dying of AIDS. As the boy's condition worsens, his mother must deal with a health care system that has fallen into chaos under the American occupation."

The pigs of Hollywood know exactly what they are doing: Don't be a sap.

54 posted on 02/24/2008 9:26:23 PM PST by cookcounty (Obama reach across the aisle? He's so far to the left, he'll need a roadmap to FIND the aisle.)
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To: enough_idiocy

Oscars= Oxturds


55 posted on 02/24/2008 9:27:58 PM PST by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: enough_idiocy

They just can’t help themselves..their industry is in the toilet. Tonight’s awards will have the lowest ratings of all time...And the STILL think they are smarter than everyone else in the Country. But I don’t get upset anymore. If they DIDN’T do something like this, then I’d be surprised. How can you be angry when someone acts totally in character.


56 posted on 02/24/2008 9:28:07 PM PST by Hildy (You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep cause reality is finally better than your dreams)
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To: steve86

This is still America. It’s his legally gotten gain to leave to whom he likes.


57 posted on 02/24/2008 9:28:17 PM PST by newzjunkey (Why McCain in Nov? Clintons hated, dismantled the military; Obama is even worse!)
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To: enough_idiocy

What’s the Academy Awards?


58 posted on 02/24/2008 9:28:57 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Sean, Rush, Laura, Mark, Michelle, Neil, Michael nor others do ANY thinking for THIS conservative.)
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To: FFranco
For those who didn’t see it, a group of soldiers ( 5? ) and airmen were chosen to present. Not sure how they were selected. The Department of Defense and the military departments involved had to approve it.

The soldiers were introduced by Tom Hanks. Via satellite from Iraq, each one presented the nominees and Oscar for best Short Subject Documentary. A film about same sex marriage won.

Immediately next Tom Hanks introduced the nominees and presented the Oscar for Best Documentary, many films that were anti war/American. The winner was a documentary accusing our troops of killing a taxi driver in Afghanistan.

59 posted on 02/24/2008 9:30:19 PM 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: Zman516

Hollywood equals Commie Pinkos.

Was is and shall be.

Communism kills. Boycott the beast. Defund the Left.


60 posted on 02/24/2008 9:31:08 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: enough_idiocy

In the morning there will be a new DoD policy prohibiting any active military from participating with these scumbags.


61 posted on 02/24/2008 9:31:49 PM PST by G Larry (HILLARY CARE = DYING IN LINE!)
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To: enough_idiocy

Didn’t watch. Don’t know why you did considering your freeper nick.


62 posted on 02/24/2008 9:32:21 PM PST by newzjunkey (Why McCain in Nov? Clintons hated, dismantled the military; Obama is worse!)
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To: G Larry
In the morning there will be a new DoD policy prohibiting any active military from participating with these scumbags.

There should be.

63 posted on 02/24/2008 9:34:15 PM PST by newzjunkey (Why McCain now? Clintons hated, dismantled the military; Obama is worse!)
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To: newzjunkey
It’s his legally gotten gain to leave to whom he likes.

That sounds to me to be a tacit or more than tacit endorsement of his choice.

64 posted on 02/24/2008 9:36:12 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture™)
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To: fantom

You consider the “darkside” comment a compliment about the invited troops?


65 posted on 02/24/2008 9:38:41 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: enough_idiocy
"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!"

Well why not? The US government holds homosexuals up to be a protected class of people. They are held up in a special place where they get special rights that go above and beyond what the rest of us are given. I am surprised by nothing anymore.

66 posted on 02/24/2008 9:39:52 PM PST by houstonman58 ("When the Son of Man returns, will there be any faith left on earth, think ye"?)
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To: newzjunkey

Actually according to Ted Kennedy, it isn’t his money once he dies, it belongs to the government which knows best what to do with inheritance. Wouldn’t want the masses to become TOO rich, y’know.


67 posted on 02/24/2008 9:40:56 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: cookcounty

I thought that the Iraqi healthcare system was suffering while Saddam was in power because of the sanctions.

Of course, Saddam still had billions to spend on new palaces and mosques.

So how did it go from rotten to worse and it is the fault of Boosh?

The Libs need a new talking point. Jan 21st, this is all their fault.


68 posted on 02/24/2008 9:44:20 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: newzjunkey
Just answered my own question. The Oscars sucker punched the military by using Tom Hanks as a lure. Those in charge probably thought that with all Tom does for the soldiers, nothing slightly political would happen. I wonder If Hanks even noticed what happened.
69 posted on 02/24/2008 9:45:41 PM 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: TexasGreg

“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.”

Not true. The ballots are guarded and no one knows, including the Academy officials, until the envelopes are opened, who has won what. Price Waterhouse guards those ballots. It sounds like you want this to fit into your preconceived viewpoint regardless of what the truth of the matter is. And our armed forces didn’t have to allow those troops to announce the results of that particular category, as they knew what the nominations were, just like everyone else did. What none of them knew is which film would win.


70 posted on 02/24/2008 10:04:02 PM PST by flaglady47 (Algore: send global warming to Chicago area; will pay any carbon tax - desperate)
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To: enough_idiocy

It was a setup for sure. They would say nobody knows the results. However, Liberals stage events like this to score points. Lying and decieving is part of their nature.

US Military personnel were duped.

Excuse was to HONOR them but they were INSULTED to say the least.


71 posted on 02/24/2008 10:05:18 PM PST by The_Republican (You know why Chelsea Clinton is so Ugly? Because Janet Reno is her Father! LOL! - Mac is Back!)
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To: cookcounty

Our military during WWII would never have been treated in such a manner as they were tonight by the Academy or the Hollywood crowd.

The sound many of us heard tonight was Bob Hope rolling over in his grave.

Tom Hanks and Hollywood simply do not comprehend the phrase “Freedom is not Free”.

Have to agree Hollywood knew exactly what they were doing with their scheduling and format of the program.


72 posted on 02/24/2008 10:15:15 PM PST by Goldie Lurks (professional moonbat catcher)
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To: enough_idiocy

Commander that authorized it should be put in irons.


73 posted on 02/24/2008 10:40:23 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Benedict Arnold was against the Terrorist Surveillance Program)
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To: enough_idiocy
You’d have to tie me down to make me watch any, and I mean ANY self-congratulatory Hollywood crapola “ain’t we great” let’s give ourselves a big pat on the back, festival of cornholes.

Hollywood today is vile and despicable. They are the worst influence on the USA since our founding.

74 posted on 02/24/2008 11:39:22 PM PST by MarineBrat (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccination that the Church offers.)
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To: eyedigress; enough_idiocy
What!?

My exact thought!

75 posted on 02/25/2008 3:41:44 AM PST by fortheDeclaration ("Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people".-John Adams)
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To: flaglady47

It doesn’t matter who won, it matters who was nominated. You have no basis for stating that the Military knew who was nominated, who they would be announcing, and that even if they knew the names of the nominated films they knew what those films were about.


76 posted on 02/25/2008 5:00:21 AM PST by enough_idiocy (Holding my nose in 2008. I disgree with McCain on lots of issue, but with the Democrats on more.)
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I’m not surprised at Hollywood’s abuse of our troops. I’ve come to expect it. I’m not even surprised at the FReepers who take Hollywood’s side. I’ve come to expect that from certain cuckoos.


77 posted on 02/25/2008 5:15:25 AM PST by LilAngel (FReeping on a cell phone is like making Christmas dinner in an Easy Bake Oven)
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To: Zman516
"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"

Yes, they are scum.

Yet, you are still viewing their taunts and insults.

We use our tv as a mirror because, it's never on.

Want to beat these people?

Turn them off.

For real. Hit them in their pocketbooks. We did. We're better informed and happier for it.

If we watch, they win. Stop supporting our enemies.

Turn your tv off.

AV

78 posted on 02/25/2008 5:24:02 AM PST by Atomic Vomit
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To: enough_idiocy
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.

And, what, she also has you tied to the television with your eyes glued open? Man up and either take control of your own household or at least walk away and go do something else. Jeez.

79 posted on 02/25/2008 8:13:47 AM PST by mngran2
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To: flaglady47
Not true. The ballots are guarded and no one knows, including the Academy officials, until the envelopes are opened, who has won what.

Somebody knew ... the results had to be tabulated and printed and the envelopes stuffed. However ... even if they didn't know the results, the Academy schedulers absolutely knew what the nominations were in the category that FOLLOWED the soldiers' presentation, and they specifically selected that category so as to reflect poorly on the US armed forces.

True, the DoD didn't have to allow our troops to do this. My guess would be that the US military didn't know the nature of the nominations in the category that followed the one that the troops were asked to announce. That the category which followed was caustic to the US armed forces is the point that is most damning (to the Academy). Why didn't the Academy have our troops do a technical category or some other field that wouldn't, in any way, be connected to (leading or following or in the same category as) one with films that are caustic to the US armed forces?? That is my principle question. What the Academy did was deliberately designed to embarrass the troops.

It sounds like you want this to fit into your preconceived viewpoint regardless of what the truth of the matter is.

I do not believe it is a stretch to say that the Academy has a disappointing lack of respect for the integrity of the US armed forces. This is why they scheduled our troops to present RIGHT BEFORE a collection of films that are caustic to the US military. Would you still be in denial if it happened to be those specific films that our troops were asked to present? The military would have said "no" if such had been tried. So, the Academy selected a nominations set that looked innocuous enough, but which immediately preceded a group that would reflect poorly upon our armed forces. That was done ON PURPOSE, and to say otherwise is to underestimate the self-severing political agenda of the members of the Academy who program the show.
80 posted on 02/25/2008 8:55:43 AM PST by TexasGreg ("Democrats Piss Me Off")
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To: mngran2

Easy there tough guy. I was sitting in the living room with her doing work on my laptop. It was playing in the background and I wasn’t paying attention to it. I don’t have to leave the room to not watch something.


81 posted on 02/25/2008 12:29:15 PM PST by enough_idiocy (Holding my nose in 2008. I disgree with McCain on lots of issue, but with the Democrats on more.)
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To: TexasGreg

I don’t think Academy people see anything wrong with what they did...In their view, showing military personnel before awarding the prize to the anti-military documentary is OK. I guess we could say that they are “out of touch”.

Was the Academy trying to tell us not to get too mad at it for the Best Documentary award? After all, it chose to “honor” some members of military by using them as announcers?

Or was the Academy trying to tell us that many US military personnel are “decent” compared to the “bad ones” in THE TAXI TO THE DARKSIDE?


82 posted on 02/25/2008 11:17:47 PM PST by L.A.Justice
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To: enough_idiocy

It doesn’t matter who won, it matters who was nominated. You have no basis for stating that the Military knew who was nominated, who they would be announcing, and that even if they knew the names of the nominated films they knew what those films were about.

That’s not the argument. The argument was that a film about homosexuals won, and that this was somehow known by the Motion Picture Academy ahead of time and thus the military was set up. No one knows the winners beforehand. The ballots are kept under lock and seal by Price Waterhouse. Now, you can choose to think otherwise, and it appears you do, but you choose to ignore fact by doing so.


83 posted on 02/26/2008 12:59:54 AM PST by flaglady47 (Algore: send global warming to Chicago area; will pay any carbon tax - desperate)
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