The Oscars Are Racist?

YES … AND IT’S AN “EMERGENCY” || By FITSNEWS || We wrote a column this week addressing the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in which we opined that “the civil rights movement in America ain’t what it used to be.” Missed that post? Click HERE. Little did we know…


|| By FITSNEWS || We wrote a column this week addressing the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in which we opined that “the civil rights movement in America ain’t what it used to be.”

Missed that post? Click HERE.

Little did we know how perfectly one of the contemporary movement’s “leaders” would validate our conclusion.  We’re referring of course to Al Sharpton, the black leader who among other ludicrous suppositions believes racism is to blame for his inability to pay his taxes.

Anyway, in his latest attempt to foment misplaced outrage Sharpton has turned his attention to Hollywood.

Specifically, the not-so-good “Reverend” is livid that the Oprah Winfrey movie “Selma” – a biopic of the life and times of King – did not receive Oscar nominations in the categories of “Best Actor” and “Best Director” from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The movie was nominated for “Best Picture” (which it will probably now win as a result of this outcry), but that wasn’t good enough for Sharpton.

“The lack of diversity in today’s Oscar nominations is appalling and while it is good that Selma was nominated for ‘Best Picture,’ it’s ironic that they nominated a story about the racial shutout around voting while there is a racial shutout around the Oscar nominations,” he said.  “With all of the talent in Selma and other black movies this year, it is hard to believe that we have less diversity in the nominations today than in recent history.”

Wait … black movies?

Moving past that blatantly racist statement …

“The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains,” Sharpton said. “The higher you get, the whiter it gets. I have called an emergency meeting early next week in Hollywood with the task force to discuss possible action around the Academy Awards.”

Wow … an “emergency meeting?”  Really?

Here’s the evolution of a movement in a nutshell: King and his contemporaries protested racist laws and marched against racist, billy club-wielding police officers.  Sharpton?  He’s protesting the fact that a movie depicting the sacrifices of King and his contemporaries didn’t get enough award nominations.


What should Sharpton be proposing?  Judging by the numbers … the administration of Barack Obama.

Of course that’s never going to happen … just as Sharpton and his far left allies will never march for academic freedom for black children stuck in failing, government-run schools.

Don’t worry, though.  Obama will address Selma’s “snub” by hosting a private screening of the movie at the White House on the evening of Friday, January 16.


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No more Al, no more! I'll pay! January 16, 2015 at 10:06 am

Al Sharpton is a racist hit man. He looks for marks, hits them, and then if they don’t contribute to one of his tax shelters, aka as “non profits”/charities, he takes them out by stoking the flames of his plantation negroes.

Dude is deadly.

Nölff January 16, 2015 at 10:08 am

A good bit of actors now are white and British faking an American accent.

guesty January 16, 2015 at 10:31 am

That fits about most of the major characters in my favorite TV shows.
Most of the judges for the Oscars are white males over 50.

Flip Coscoe January 16, 2015 at 11:24 am

Your point makes no sense as even if they are ‘white males over 50’ EVERY one of em are Hollywood liberal socialists that voted for Obama.

Nölff January 16, 2015 at 1:09 pm

Another Drudgereport university grad.

Elfego January 16, 2015 at 10:25 am

When America stops succumbing to these ridiculous demands then racism will lose its ugly face. I doubt this will ever happen because Racism makes people like Sharpton and Jackson relevant in certain areas. Blacks like these two are leeches!

Flip Coscoe January 16, 2015 at 10:37 am

The bigger question is how many are gay or lesbian? That is more important than how many are black.

MSM just wants to know you will suck a cock-race not important anymore.

John January 16, 2015 at 10:40 am

Lesbians sucking cock. How gay.

grandtangosuglydog January 16, 2015 at 12:50 pm

why are you so obsessed with sucking cock? followed closely by anal sex? Dude the term is “Transference” look it up..its..you!

Driving Miss Daisy Chain January 16, 2015 at 1:33 pm

You and that damned Tango are so obsessed with gay people. Sounds to me like you boys should should have a weekend with the big boys.

shifty henry January 16, 2015 at 10:40 am

A bigot is telling a friend about his trip to Alaska. “I spent months alone.”
The friend asks, “What did you do for companionship?”
“There were a few female polar bears. Thank heaven, they were all white!”

The Colonel January 16, 2015 at 10:44 am


No, Al Sharpton is.

SCBlues January 17, 2015 at 10:37 am

“No, Al Sharpton is.”
Typical tired old drivel from tired old white guys.
And anyone that looks to FITS to tell them who or what is racist is dumb as hell.

The Colonel January 17, 2015 at 12:30 pm

I think we’ve all figured out who and what racists are. My point is that the old pot is calling the old kettle black here. I’ll agree that I’m a tired old white guy, I just crawled out from under a Habitat for Humanity house.

dont be that guy January 19, 2015 at 8:17 am

If you disagree that Sharpton is racist, you must be one of the dumb ones.

guesty January 16, 2015 at 10:46 am

I have seen one movie that was nominated for best picture, The Grand Budapest Hotel. It was OK. Sure wouldn’t rank it as a contender for best film of any year.

GrandTango January 16, 2015 at 11:04 am

FITS, don’t play coy. You have, on many occasions, gratuitously bashed Republicans because African-Americans refuse to give them a seat at the table.

You “LIKE” the sleazy Steven Benjamin; and Gerald Malloy, Robert Ford, Bakari Sellers, Tim Scott and Todd Rutherford….for no apparent reason… while you HATE McMaster, Gowdy, Ard, Eckstrom and Wilson, although you claim they are more closely related to you politically…

So STFU…You created this monster of ignorance known as the black Democrat…

Why don’t you nominate Mississippi Burning for an Oscar…didn’t you report that, that movie is the basis for your views on modern-day race relations in America???

Saluda Rapids January 16, 2015 at 11:10 am

Mississippi Burning was already nominated for Best Picture (as well as Best Actor, Supporting Actress, and Director) in 1989, so STFU. A more modern reference, and perhaps a better flick, would be “SCPSD Burning.” HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

GrandTango January 16, 2015 at 12:04 pm

What’s that they about the Squeaky wheel???…..LMAO…

Pandering Dumb@$$ much????…

SCBlueWoman January 16, 2015 at 10:37 pm

Two thumbs up. Great post.

Squishy123 January 16, 2015 at 10:39 pm

That was a funny movie… I laughed until I cried. Almost as funny as 12 Years a Slave.

grandtangosuglydog January 16, 2015 at 12:49 pm

“created this monster of ignorance known as the black Democrat…:” Today’s ignorant racist rant Presented to you by David Duke for gov.com in association with the KKK.

Squishy123 January 16, 2015 at 11:43 am

That’s okay, they make up for it on television sit-coms where if there are more than one male actor in a regular role the group of buddies includes a married white guy, a single nerdy guy, a divorced black guy, and their gay friend. All bases are covered.

RogueElephant January 16, 2015 at 12:03 pm

I wondered if I was the only one that noticed that fact. All the ads on tv are the same groups also.

GrandTango January 16, 2015 at 12:06 pm

Simple-minded, pop culture pandering Dumb@$$ #$ like would not watch…if they didn’t…you know that… (: …

They know their market…and its intelligence level…

Squishy123 January 16, 2015 at 2:34 pm

So what you’re admitting to is that you watch a lot of daytime network television.

Just A Cliché January 16, 2015 at 6:02 pm

Funny, that a day/hour doesn’t go by without Tango using the words “pop culture”. The way he constantly repeats himself is probably why his brain couldn’t keep his blog afloat.

Squishy123 January 18, 2015 at 9:30 pm

He got into the habit while reading Teen and 17 magazines back in the 1970’s.

RogueElephant January 16, 2015 at 12:07 pm

Please excuse me while I don’t give a shit.

Flip Coscoe January 16, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Classic ‘Rogue’. Love it.

idcydm January 16, 2015 at 12:29 pm

BRAVO FOXTROT DELTA…Oscars, that’s the show, for some reason, that doesn’t come in on my TV.

Comrade1917 January 16, 2015 at 4:04 pm

You be rayciss.

coldswimfish January 16, 2015 at 8:11 pm

I think we should just give every black actor an Oscar.

Elfego January 18, 2015 at 7:18 pm

Like everything else to the Sharpton’s of the world anything with a black out front is Racist! If you are not Black enough you are not even welcome in The CBC!

Squishy123 January 18, 2015 at 9:29 pm

Once the BET awards are announced they’ll get over it.

sonnysboy January 20, 2015 at 10:00 am

sharpton will hold an emergency meeting in Hollywood to see if he can get some chickenshit liberal executives to make financial contributions to his “non-profit”, some politically correct “protection money”


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