OUTCRY AT THE OSCARS - What was First Lady, Michelle Obama doing at the Oscars and why was she allowed to announce an award? Believe it or not, this is an actual question that has many people are asking and talking about. Most of it is unflattering, some of it is unkind. None of it is positive.
America held its Oscar Awards ceremony this past Sunday and in all my years of watching and lately not watching, I have never seen a civilian or a political figure on the stage presenting an award. This was a hallmark appearance and we all should be honest with ourselves, I mean really, if I was the First Lady and I cared about the Oscars I would pull a few strings to be able to announce one of the winners as well. After all, there are many perks to the job of being in the White House.
Ah, but the plot thickens you see. Mrs. Obama has been in the White House for five award ceremonies and has had five opportunities to announce a winner, why now?
The controversy revolves around the movie Argo, the (supposedly) true story about the covert operation to rescue six Americans, during the Iran hostage crisis–the truth of which has been unknown by the public for decades and is finally revealed to us through a Hollywood movie.
In America, certain events happen and details are hidden away from the public for years. Without full disclosure, the public is left to come up with conspiracy theories over such topics as the shooting of former Pres. John F. Kennedy, Area 51, Watergate and the Freemasons. The facts concerning the rescue mission depicted in Argo is one such event.
Is it coincidence that the First Lady surrounded by active military in dress uniform declared this movie as the winner for Best Picture? I think not, but nothing the Obamas do or have done is random; there is an agenda and a purpose behind everything. Now, I did not watch the Oscars but I have read a transcript of her presentation. It is sappy and speaks of national pride being instilled through Hollywood’s depiction of history (barf) and yes, does seem to once again scream at us that the Obamas think they are the best thing to happen to our country, but is it worth all the fuss? They are on their way out in another three years and I am sure the next president will give us just as much to talk about.
Her appearance and presentation at the Oscar’s has fueled animosity from the Arab Nations, Iran in particular. For her to even be seen on Iran’s state television, she was Photo-shopped to meet their strict dress code. After her presentation I am sure they wish they had just blocked her out altogether.
They are understandably upset that Argo won the award since they are featured as the “enemy” in a movie they are saying is an anti-Iranian film. Produced by Warner Brothers Studio, whom they see as a Zionist company, they have dismissed the film as “an advertisement for the CIA.”
Should The First Lady be allowed to announce the winner of an award? Absolutely, but I do think it should be one of her favorites and not one chosen to promote an agenda. We should all take a clue from Iran here and dismiss Hollywood with all of its political ties that are propagated through many of their movies and stars remarks. And the Obamas? Well, as I said before, they are on their way out. Let’s stop giving them the attention they so desperately seem to need and keep our fingers crossed that in their effort to prove how superior they think they are that they do not sever the toes they have been stepping on.