- The Washington Times - Monday, February 27, 2017

CNN senior political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson didn’t hold back criticism of Sunday’s Oscars ceremony, saying it’s “laughable” for “racist, ageist, sexist” Hollywood liberals to lecture the American people about diversity.

Ms. Henderson, who is black, said Hollywood should get its own house in order before pointing the finger after several celebrities, including host Jimmy Kimmel, used their time Sunday night to bash the Trump administration.

“I think it’s also pretty hypocritical,” Ms. Henderson said Monday on “Inside Politics,” The Blaze reported.

“I mean, Hollywood, [is] probably one of the biggest purveyors of racist, ageist, sexist imagery across the globe, across the decades,” she said. “So this idea that they should get up there and lecture anyone about inclusion, about diversity, I mean, it’s laughable.”

Ms. Henderson pointed out that only one black woman — Halle Berry in 2001 — has won best actress in a leading role in Oscars history.

“In the history of the Academy Awards, one African-American woman has won Best Actress,” she said. “The Oscars has been around for 90 years. These sort of self-righteous, smug liberals, I mean, it’s really hypocritical.”

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