Friday, December 04, 2009

Quid Pro Quo.

From Andrew Malcolm, last seen waxing Laura Bush's bikini line, writes:

Roger L. Simon and Lionel Chetwynd, both Academy members, are among a small, meandering pack of known political conservatives still believed to be on the loose in the liberal bastion of movie-making.

In 2007, Hollywood's Academy sanctified Gore's cinematic message of global warming with its famous statue, enriched his earnings by $100,000 per 85-minute appearance and helped elevate the Tennesseean's profile to win the Nobel Peace Prize despite losing the election battle of 2000 to a Texan and living in a large house with lots of energy-driven appliances. ...

Simon, a screenwriter who is also chief executive officer of Pajamas Media, a network of conservative online blogs, conceded he knew of no precedent for the Academy withdrawing a previously-awarded Oscar, despite decades of Hollywood hijinks and worse. But, he added, "I think they should rescind this one."

Fine. But in return, Simon must renounce his much-alluded-to Oscar nomination for Enemies: A Love Story, in light of the subsequent twin cinematic abortions, Scenes from a Mall and Prague Duet.


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