March 1, 2005
Did you see it - the Academy Awards show Sunday night?
It was the usual salute to Hollywood 's sense of self-importance and omnipotence.
Chris Rock managed to hold his usually filthy tongue, but he also spoke for most of the industry in an irrelevant, unnecessary and incorrect rant against President Bush.
The monologue again conveyed Hollywood 's disdain for the rest of the country, or at least the more than half of us who voted for the president.
USA Today called rock's comments "pointless and dull." The Washington Post's Tom Shales said rock's stint was "strangely lame and mean-spirited."
That word - mean-spirited - is usually used by liberals against all things republican and conservative because they are the ones supposedly trying to keep people from doing whatever they want to do.
I saw one of the movies, "Ray," which featured an
amazing portrayal of Ray Charles by Jamie Foxx, who won "best actor."
As for Chris Rock and the academy's lame attempt to be hip and relevant, they get the award for most boring.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.