- The Washington Times - Saturday, February 28, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Could this year’s lame, meager and insignificant Academy Awards show possibly have been more scripted? On a night when the other paper’s writers were predicting big wins for the gay agenda, was there ever a doubt that Heath Ledger, the original gay cowboy in “Brokeback Mountain,” was going to win a posthumous Oscar for his portrayal of the Joker in “The Dark Knight”? Or that Sean Penn would win the best actor so that he could get up on stage and attempt to verbally bully those that don’t think like him? Three other actors, among them Brad Pitt, gave better performances in their respective films than did Mr. Penn.

It is truly a shame that a sham like this could garner so much attention. When quality takes a back seat to political agendas, we all lose! Perhaps the academy could start using Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Entertainment script writers? At least there might be more surprises in store for the audience, because the true quality and worthiness of the champions/winners would be no less in doubt.

J. DAMIEN KNIGHT

Ellicott City, Md.

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