The Hollywood elite came together last night to celebrate themselves at the 69th annual Emmy awards. While the award show is supposed to revolve around greatness in television, attacking President Trump remained at the center of the event.
Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton were reunited on the big stage almost 40 years after the release of their comedy hit, Nine to Five. However, their appearance at the Emmys was far from comical, and the aging actresses took the opportunity to attack President Trump. “Back in 1980, in that movie, we refused to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot,” Fonda offered. “And in 2017, we still refuse to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot,” Tomlin said, providing the punchline.
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The 69th annual Emmy Awards departed from their usual vapidness to focus on political propaganda. This was guaranteed when liberal political pundit Stephen Colbert was brought on to host the awards.
The political atmosphere was introduced early when fired White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer made a cameo appearance. While standing behind a fake podium, Spicer insulted his former boss for exaggerating about the size of the January 20 inauguration crowd.
However, many of the jokes were less playful, and instead supported conspiracy theories accusing the president of Russian collusion. According to The New York Post, Stephen Colbert started the ceremonies with a pre-recorded song accusing President Trump of high treason.
The song descended into a live dance, and included lines like, “The Americans have hotter spies than the Russia inquiry, even treason’s better on TV!” While images of President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin played in the background.
Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus also made use of Sean Spicer’s fake podium to help spread the elitist narrative that President Trump is a white supremacist. “Imagine if your president wasn’t beloved by Nazis.” Dreyfus cooed.
In another attempt at a joke, host Stephen Colbert chastised President Trump, saying he would not receive an award, because, “unlike the presidency, Emmys go to the winner of the popular vote.” Yet even this joke was factually incorrect.
The Emmys are not decided by popular vote. Instead, they are decided by a group of secret judges made up of elite show business insiders. Thus, the award show is more akin to a Democrat primary than a general election.
The usual suspect leftist Hollywood elite, including Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, took potshots at President Trump at the 69th Emmy Awards. Do the politically caustic Hollywood elite have any impact on how regular folks see politics?
The political bent of the Emmys is unsurprising as celebrities continue to assert themselves into the political arena. Actors and comedians with no political experience think they know better than the majority of Americans.
Despite their humorous approach to President Trump, the Emmys ultimately descended into pure political propaganda. Poking fun at the president is one thing, but spreading unsubstantiated conspiracy theories and vicious lies about the president under the guise of humor is dark and nefarious.
Instead of discussing these serious allegations in a critical manner, celebrities with no political experience present conjecture as fact in an attempt to further the division plaguing our nation.