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Political Correctness Earned 'Moonlight' its Oscar, Says Fox Host

"Moonlight" achieved its victory due to a "political imperative" and because "you knew what the movie was about," according to Fox host Tucker Carlson.

"Moonlight" took home the best picture award at the Oscars this weekend thanks to a "political imperative" and a "moral" obligation, according to conservative media.


On Monday's "Fox & Friends" Fox News correspondent Tucker Carlson discussed the Oscars and the incident in which "La La Land" was mistakenly given the best picture award before it was correctly given to "Moonlight."

Host Brian Kilmeade asked Carlson, "Is this karma or what?"

"You knew it had to happen, because 'Moonlight' had to win," Carlson responded. "That's the law. There was really no way around that. This was a forgone conclusion because it's not just a good movie. It's an important movie. It's a movie that instructs you, that changes you morally, and that's kind of the aim of Hollywood, is not just to entertain but to instruct."

"But again, it was forgone. You knew that 'Moonlight' had to win because you knew what the film was about," Carlson continued. "And that's part of the problem with Hollywood. Tons of really talented people there, brilliant at making movies, but the second you feel a political imperative it destroys your art. The second you feel like you need to elevate the country you become overbearing and pompous and boorish."

A "need to elevate the country" did not benefit minority actors, though, despite Carlson's assessment. This year, the only non-Black acting nominee of color was British-Indian actor Dev Patel for his supporting performance in "Lion." The last Latino best actor nominee was Demian Bichir in 2012. The last Latina to be nominated for the lead actress award was Colombian actress Catalina Sandino Moreno in 2005 for "Maria Full of Grace."

This lack of diversity comes despite the fact that, according to the Hollywood Diversity Report released last week, people of color bought nearly half (45 percent) of all movie tickets sold in the United States in 2015. Latinos accounted for 23 percent of ticket purchases alone.

And contrary to any "political imperative," "Moonlight" was not widely assumed to win the best picture award. In fact, many predictors assessed that "La La Land" would ultimately take home the award.

Washington Post reporter Abby Phillip took to Twitter to question Carlson's knowledge on the film and whether he had ever actually seen it.

Kilmeade then asked if Carlson believes Hollywood was trying to make up for the #OscarsSoWhite protests that took place last year by rewarding "Moonlight," which stars a Black character in the lead that struggles with his sexual identity.

"Last year there were a bunch of protests because the only people nominated were white," Kilmeade said. "Do you think there was an overcompensation this year? Is that what you're alluding to?"

"Look, I don't know; I wasn't there during the voting," Carlson answered. "But I do know that as a general matter, Hollywood feels this obligation to bring the rest of the country up to their moral level, which is obviously very lofty. … And again, whenever politics intrudes on art, it distorts and corrupts the art. It makes it less good."

Host Steve Doocy said that "Moonlight"'s win corresponds with Hollywood's "point of view."

"[The] four hour telecast [was] so anti-Donald Trump," Doocy said. "Clearly they have got a point of view. It is way to the left. But still, you want people to like them and go watch their movies, don't you?"

Many celebrities wore blue ribbons to the event to stand in solidarity with the American Civil Liberties Union's (ACLU) "Stand With ACLU" initiative. The ACLU filed a lawsuit on behalf of two men who were detained at an airport as a result of President Donald Trump's Muslim travel ban.

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi earned the best foreign language film award for his movie "The Salesman," but he boycotted the show because the travel ban affects Iran.

Mexican actor Gael García Bernal said before announcing the best animated film award winner, "As a Mexican, as a migrant worker, as a human being, I'm against any form of wall that separates us."

In response to Doocy, Carlson said, "Well sure, and a lot of the stuff is garbage anyway. There's just nothing good about any of the movies."

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Wife of New Trump Communications Boss is a Virulent Racist

Bill Shine, fired Fox News co-president of misogyny, upstaged by his ignoramus spouse.

Darla Shine's racist beliefs filled her Twitter page, which she deleted as soon as the White House announced that her husband, Bill Shine, was officially joining the Trump administration as assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff for communications.

Shine's racist statements dating back to 2015 included questioning why white people would be labeled racist for using the N-word and mocking African nations and Black hair.

On Friday, Mediate published a report with screenshots obtained from her Twitter account, @darlashine, before it was deleted.

In January, in defense of President Donald Trump's sh**hole comment about African nations, she tweeted a racist meme making fun of the progress of African nations when compared to Europe:

She mocked the hairstyles of Black women:

"If white chicks can't perm their hair – Black chicks can't go blonde."

She bashed NBA players LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony, who spoke out about police-related shootings during the ESPY awards in 2016.

"Comical to see these over paid Black sports stars give Black Lives Matter speech at ESPYs."

She constantly voiced her opinion against the Black Lives Matter movement:

"Imagine the protests if three white teens murdered a Black woman #AmandaBlackburn Only Black Lives Matter I guess," said a tweet about the fatal 2015 shooting of Amanda Blackburn in Indianapolis.

"The new stand-in President at #mizzou is Black. Will every white College President have to be replaced," she said a 2015 tweet.

Shine had a problem with Black people being able to say the N-word while she and other white people can't.

"Funny how critics calling to ban Gone With the Wind, Jefferson Memorial, but no talk of banning the N-word or Rap songs with N-word in it."

"Just singing to one of my jams 'Golddigger' by Kanye West when I realized If I sing along to the verse 'Broke Ni**er' I might be a racist," tweeted Shine in July 2015 (West's song does not include a hard R version of the slur).

"At FSU u can punch a girl in the face & only get kicked off football team but sing a song with the N word in it & you're expelled at Oklahoma," said a 2015 tweet.

"Rebel Flag off State Buildings in SC but cop killer rap songs, songs about rape, and songs with N word continue to play on the radio."

Shine linked Black children with an anti-vaccination conspiracy theory:

"1 out of 10 Black boys has autism," said a February 2016 tweet.

In addition to Shine consistently bashing Black people over the years, she has made some disparaging posts about Muslims. She said the following in regard to ABC firing Roseanne Barr over her racist tweet directed at Valerie Jarrett:

"Wondering what it was that set off the #ABC execs the #Ape comment or really the #MuslimBrotherhood comment," she said a tweet in May.

Prior to working at the White House, Shine's husband was a Fox News co-president who resigned from the network in May 2017 following Bill O'Reilly and Roger Ailes sexual harassment allegations. Apparently, at the same time Bill Shine was at a network where "institutional racism blunts efforts to attract a more multicultural audience," Darla Shine, a former television producer and author of a book called "Happy Housewives," was spreading the same type of racism on social media.

In regard to Darla Shine's social media history, the White House has not responded to requests from media for comment.

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