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MSNBC's Alex Wagner: Oscars Wouldn't Have Greeted Laura Bush As Warmly As Michelle Obama
NewsBusters.org ^ | February 25, 2013 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 02/25/2013 6:14:37 PM PST by Kaslin

You've surely heard by now that Michelle Obama presented the Academy Award for Best Picture last evening.

On Monday, MSNBC host Alex Wagner, appearing on Hardball, said, "Could Laura Bush have done it? No. If she'd appeared at the Oscars, I don't think she would have been greeted with the same amount of warmth" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

MSNBC's Alex Wagner: Oscars Wouldn't Have Greeted Laura Bush As Warmly As Michelle Obama

CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Let me ask you about the Obamas. This is the second time politicians have gotten into these awards. Bill Clinton was involved with the Golden Globes. I think it's the bicoastal America. I mean, if you look at a map of this country after a presidential election, it's pretty clear the way it works. You got New York and the New England states and the Northeastern states and then somewhere around Michigan it stops, you know? Or Illinois. And then you have this vast amount of flyover country if you will, and then there's L.A., and then there's San Francisco. And here it seems to me another one of the marriages of the bicoastal, the Left Coast against the East Coast. Republicans don't do this.

ALEX WAGNER: Yeah, but Chris, there are two things to say. One, could Laura Bush have done it? No. If she'd appeared at the Oscars, I don't think she would have been greeted with the same amount of warmth.

First off, I'm not going argue that Wagner is wrong.

The reality is that Laura Bush was quite beloved by much of this country enjoying far higher favorability ratings than her husband.

However, what does it say about Hollywood and the entertainment industry that despite how most of the country felt about Mrs. Bush, Wagner's probably right?

Are those involved in movies so hateful of folks on the other side of the aisle that they can't for one evening put ideology aside?

If the answer is "No," how could any of these folks ever be trusted to convey an honest, unbiased message whatever the subject matter?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: alexwagner; chrismatthews; hardball; laurabush; michelleobama; pmsnbc

1 posted on 02/25/2013 6:14:48 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Who are the people in the Cap’n Crunch uniforms behind her?


2 posted on 02/25/2013 6:19:05 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Kaslin

For the most part the movie industry isn’t worth supporting and the awards shows are liberal circle jerks.


3 posted on 02/25/2013 6:19:36 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Kaslin
Are those involved in movies so hateful of folks on the other side of the aisle that they can't for one evening put ideology aside?

For liberals Ideology is everything. To them, truth is only truth if it agrees with their ideology.

Their ideology is there god, and there ideology is secular humanism, and their god is themselves.

4 posted on 02/25/2013 6:21:52 PM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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Marxist royalty. Politically repulsive.


5 posted on 02/25/2013 6:23:05 PM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: mountn man

Well said.


6 posted on 02/25/2013 6:24:05 PM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: PGR88

“Who are the people in the Cap’n Crunch uniforms behind her?”

What kind of stupid, offensive comment is that? We didn’t appreciate a Clinton Administration official[s making fun of military uniforms; FReepers mocking them is no less offensive.


7 posted on 02/25/2013 6:29:39 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: PGR88
Those are formal naval dress blues.

They are worn when civilians would wear tuxedos.

8 posted on 02/25/2013 6:36:14 PM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: Kaslin
Are those involved in movies so hateful of folks on the other side of the aisle that they can't for one evening put ideology aside?

Not a chance in hell. Those Hollywierd freaks would have been trampling each other to get to the closest camera for their sophomoric anti-Bush statements.

Just the way it works.

All I can say is that if Hollywood relied on me for income, most of them would be living in some trailer court in Riverside County.

9 posted on 02/25/2013 6:37:33 PM PST by Ditto
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To: Ditto

If I saw matt damon holding up one of those signs at the foot of a freeway off-ramp I STILL wouldn’t give him anything ;-)


10 posted on 02/25/2013 6:48:01 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Kaslin

Laura Bush would recognize that Hollywood awards have nothing to do with Government.

Obama Hussein depends 100% on Hollywood awards.


11 posted on 02/25/2013 6:53:18 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: PGR88
Who are the people in the Cap’n Crunch uniforms behind her?

I don' know but the sure look FABULOUS!!

12 posted on 02/25/2013 6:54:44 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Kaslin

I quit watching the Academy Awards when Michael Moore got “Best Documentary”.

At that point, I knew the fix was in, and the Academy no longer judged film making on artistic factors. Politics became everything.

So I was spared Moochelle’s bangs. Big f’n loss for me, eh?


13 posted on 02/25/2013 6:54:44 PM PST by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (continuing in 2013))
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To: Kaslin

(Good post--making fun of MSNBC, not you.)

14 posted on 02/25/2013 7:14:34 PM PST by Our man in washington
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To: Kaslin

Hey, Moo lost her law license for insurance fraud several years ago so she is going to need a new career path. In four more years, Moo is going to be out on the street and needing a high paying job to pay for all those vacations and clothes. The Oscars thing might be an in for a token job with CNN or MSNBC to pimp the Hollywood set. And she could get lots of free eats at those pimping get togethers and parties they have.


15 posted on 02/25/2013 7:26:52 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The Progressive mind...an arid ethical and moral wasteland!)
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To: PGR88

‘who are the people______’

They are the unfortunate who pulled this duty.
Laughing at the new hairstyle.

We know the O’bambam’s hate the military.
Not a black there - - -
I would have feigned a serious illness to opt out of this duty.

Full disclosure - the females around here did give the dress a thumbs up. . . for once.


16 posted on 02/25/2013 7:27:40 PM PST by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: Alaska Wolf

But that’s not how the low information voter perceives it.

This is just another PR ploy by the PR-driven party to promote their “We are the good guys” message.

This is getting very scary.


17 posted on 02/25/2013 8:20:19 PM PST by FatherFig1o155 (Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason.)
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To: PGR88

That’s Commander Hortense Hornblower to the Bewigged One’s right and to her left, Captain Jemima Tiberius Kirk and Rear Admiral Honda Nagumo.


18 posted on 02/25/2013 8:48:22 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: eyedigress

You guys are cracking me up with this story. Laura Bush would recognize that Hollywood awards have nothing to do with government...so she would what? Never do do what we saw last night?

Except for that time in 2002 you mean? She gave an Oscar that year from the White House!

Let’s move on people. It’s getting embarrassing.


19 posted on 02/25/2013 9:03:52 PM PST by rudabaga
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To: Kaslin

Laura Bush is a lady of class and dignity, and would never have been so tacky as to appear on the Oscars.....


20 posted on 02/25/2013 9:12:57 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Intolerant in NJ

Exactly. And I won’t contemplate it either.


21 posted on 02/25/2013 9:16:24 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: MaxMax

Besides my impression was that the clapping for Moochelle was only lukewarm and not that enthusiastic at all......


22 posted on 02/25/2013 9:19:58 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Intolerant in NJ
Laura Bush is a lady of class and dignity, and would never have been so tacky as to appear on the Oscars.....

Definitely not as classy and dignified as promoting gay marriage on the Larry King Show.

23 posted on 02/25/2013 9:30:45 PM PST by kevao (.)
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To: USARightSide

The wig bangs hide her eyebrows, which is a good thing. Those angry brows make her look like she has a migraine, wants to kick Barry’s azz or is hongry. Hongry for a crunchy celery stalk or carrot, ya know.


24 posted on 02/25/2013 9:43:56 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: tumblindice

hides her angry eyebrows - - -

Riiiggghhhtt - forgot about the eyebrows.


25 posted on 02/25/2013 10:25:22 PM PST by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: MaxMax

It is no less appropriate for michelle to present the best picture award than it would would be for The Creature to present the Nobel Prize to Dr. Frankenstein.


26 posted on 02/26/2013 1:24:42 AM PST by clearcarbon
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