Politics As Usual for Emmy

Did you watch the Emmys? Did you even know they were on last night?

Football got a bigger audience last night and that’s a good thing. It’s been a long time since any of us thought Hollywood rewarded excellent shows with an Emmy. Ever since the late 60s the rule has been the more liberal and outre a show – particularly if they undercut morality – the better the chance they get an Emmy.

Last night was no different. Homeland got most of the awards. And why wouldn’t it? It shows the CIA as devious and inept and the American military looks stupid, too. It was best drama, best actor and best actress.

Lookie here: Game Change, the HBO drama that ran down the McCain campaign in ’08 and zinged Sarah Palin repeatedly got its reward. It was the top mini-series/movie and Julianne Moore as Palin got best actress in that category. What a surprise, eh?

Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, big lib and campaigner for Gore and Obama, got best actress in a comedy for HBO’s Veep. Now if they can just keep pressing away at how fantastic Democrats are in office, she can keep this one coming.

Any surprise that The Daily Show with Jon Stewart got best variety/music/comedy? After all David Letterman’s done for the cause, he must have been disappointed.

I don’t know anything about Modern Comedy, but that seemed to clean up for Comedy. Stand up comic Louis C.K. got an Emmy for best comedy writing. Naturally. He’s not one to back conservatives.

The show even managed to drag up Andy Griffith from the dead. He topped a segment on our dearly departed celebrities and got a salute from Ron Howard, another lib. Griffith portrayed a humble small town guy but in reality was a big lib who bordered on Communism. Remember his ads pushing Obamacare? He got his reward. At least on earth.

I noticed that Boss, Kelsey Grammer’s drama about Chicago politics and corruption, didn’t score a win. Critics had lauded him for his portrayal of fictional mayor Tom Kane and the cast is outstanding. But then again, Grammer is an outspoken conservative and the TV industry can’t possibly give him a nod.

Other good shows were ignored, too, like Mad Men and Breaking Bad, although the latter is so excellent they had to give a supporting drama award to one of the actors. Shameless, a dark comedy that shows able bodied lower class Chicago residents who claim disability and food stamps to con money, didn’t show up either.

The American public has long ago put two and two together and scrapped watching these shows. The only ones who don’t get it are the players themselves.

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