Sunday night, we wrote about Brad Pitt’s epic Oscar win and his political message during his acceptance speech. He addressed the previous week’s disappointing (but predictable) impeachment trial of Pres. Donald Trump. Specifically, he noted that Republicans willfully voted to not call forth witnesses, basically making it a sham trial.
“They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week,” Pitt said. “I’m thinking maybe Quentin [Tarantino] does a movie about it. In the end, the adults do the right thing.”
Backstage, Pitt explained why he got political in his acceptance speech.
“I was really disappointed with this week,” he told reporters. “And I think when gamesmanship trumps doing the right thing, it’s a sad day and I don’t think we should let it slide, and I’m very serious about that.”
Brad Pitt backstage at the #Oscars talking about what prompted the political reference in his speech: "I was really disappointed with this week…I don't think we should let it slide. I'm very serious about that." pic.twitter.com/OlQA2cLQCC
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As we expected, the Fox News whiners woke up this morning to do their daily work of…whining. “Fox & Friends” host Ainsley Earheardt seemed heartbroken over Pitt actually taking a principled stance.
“I guess when you are that wealthy and that far along in your career he doesn’t care,” Earhardt said, after the clip was played. “He wants to tell the world how he feels.”
“It does alienate half the people who watch his movies,” she said.
Well, Ainsley, here’s the deal. Your president and his sycophants, and by proxy, you and your organization, long ago alienated half of America. So that’s just how life works.