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Mark Alexander / February 11, 2020

2020 Academy Awards — A Ratings Disaster

It’s also a fitting example of words written long ago warning about idolatry.

The data is in on Hollywood’s 2020 “Golden Calf” awards Sunday night. The self-congratulatory confab had the lowest viewership on record — a 20% decrease in total viewers and a 31% demographic drop from last year. Last year’s ad revenue dropped 14% from 2018, but the totals are not in on this year’s revenue. Suffice it to say, however, that The New York Times ran the most fitting ad, tying its faux “1619 Project” to the faux Hollywood nonsense.

That’s good news for America and bad news for the card-carrying members of the elitist glitterati.

And in a fine example of “art imitating life,” our favorite satire site, The Babylon Bee, last year ran this headline over a photo of a sea of black limousines and SUVs dropping their loads for the ego-fest: “Nation’s Wealthy, Privileged Gather To Lecture Nation On Evils Of Wealth, Privilege.” According to the Bee, “The wealthiest 0.00001% of the nation arrived at the exclusive, walled-off, high-security event in limos and luxury cars driven by servants in order to spend a few hours telling the nation’s poor and middle-class citizens how they need to throw off the yoke of oppression put on them by the wealthy elite.”

All in all, the Academy Awards gala was another exposition of hypocrisy and narcissism. It’s also a fitting example of words written long ago warning about idolatry and how those who worship false gods fall in love with them and fall to their knees to worship them.

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