The Emmy Awards were last night and America has officially spoken – another flop. The ratings tanked and hit a new record for futility.
The show took the usual direct shots at Trump, the GOP, and conservatives in general but stayed away from directly mentioning Trump.
Like Obama, they don’t have the courage to just call out Trump by name and instead resort to trashing Trump with a wink and a nod.
Craig Mazin, creator of “Chernobyl,” went after Trump in this manner:
“I hope that in some small ways our show has helped remind people of the value of the truth and the danger of the lie.”
Jesse Armstrong, winning for HBO’s “Succession,” was bleeped for saying sh*hole countries a clear dig at Trump before saying:
“Quite a lot of British winners. Maybe too many. Maybe you should have a think about those immigration restrictions,” he said.
From The Daily Wire:
The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on the Fox network hit a record low with a dismal 5.8 household Nielsen rating — a 22% drop from last year, Deadline reported. Last year, the show pulled a 7.4 rating (10.2 million viewers).
The latest show got crushed by NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” even though it featured the undefeated Los Angeles Rams versus the lowly Cleveland Browns.
TV’s biggest night included all the virtue-signaling viewers have come to expect from awards shows like the Oscars and Grammys.
Michelle Williams, who won her first-ever Emmy for her role as Gwen Verdon in “Fosse/Verdon,” used her time on stage to decry white privilege.
“I want to thank FX and Fox Studios for supporting me completely and for paying me equally because they understood. They understood that when you put value into a person, it empowers that person to get in touch with their own inherent value. And where do they put that value?”
“And so the next time a woman, and especially a woman of color — because she stands to make 52 cents on the dollar compared to her white male counterpart — tells you what she needs in order to do her job, listen to her. Believe her,” she said.