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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:44 PM

Dinesh D'Souza Didn't Get an Oscar Nomination

By David Weigel | Posted Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at 2:48 PM ET

The Hollywood Reporter is up with a fun piece about 2016: Obama's America losing out on an Academy Award nomination. It didn't even made the 15-film shortlist for best documentary -- and yet Dinesh D'Souza's film was the highest-grossing documentary of the year! And we all know that the Academy gives the Oscar to the most successful box office hits, as the producers of The Grinch and Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part One can tell you. I pick this up only because D'Souza's snarky response is so clueless.

By ignoring 2016, the top-performing box-office hit of 2012, and pretending that films like Searching for Sugar Man and This Is Not a Film are more deserving of an Oscar, our friends in Hollywood have removed any doubt average Americans may have had that liberal political ideology, not excellence, is the true standard of what receives awards.


Oh, those wacky liberals! D'Souza's movie exposed the raw truth of Barack Obama's ideology, by sending a khaki-clad conservative to ask leading questions of people who knew the president's father. This Is Not a Film is merely a clandestinely filmed documentary about Iranian director Jafar Panahi, who is under house arrest in Tehran.



Clearly, Hollywood is only spotlighting that movie because it supports the Obama agenda.

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http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2012/12/05/dinesh_d_souza_didn_t_get_an_oscar_nomination.html

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rocktivity Dec 2012 #1
Tom Ripley Dec 2012 #2
HuskyOffset Dec 2012 #3
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:47 PM

1. Sounds like D'Stort D'News-a has got the Oscars confused with

The Billboard awards.


rocktivity

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:07 PM

2. D'Souza should look on the bright side; he didn't have to decide who to bring to the ceremony...

his wife or his fiancée?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:28 PM

3. D'lusional

I watched this philandering assclown, in a debate against Christopher Hitchens, make, with a straight face, the astounding argument that it is a bigger leap of faith on the part of scientists to "believe" in the big bang than it is for intelligent design/creationists to believe that God created the universe. The reasoning he attempted to apply was, I shit you not, Occam's Razor. Yeah. So I guess this thing with the Oscar is a very minor effort of self desception compared to that.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:42 PM

4. How can it be up for a documentary?

isn't it fiction?

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:23 AM

6. Exactly.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:48 PM

5. I

I predict this film will collect every award at this year Razzies.

http://www.razzies.com/

As a matter of fact, if we can help nominate this award that would be great.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:38 AM

7. and Glenn Beck will never get the Nobel in literature

hacks don't win awards

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:46 AM

8. So true...

and Beck didn't write the book...it simply has his name on it.

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