The Oscars and the Diminishing

IMPORTANCE OF HOLLYWOOD in American life.

Show biz used to have this saying — a real home truth — if you want to send a message, call Western Union.

Hollywood seems to have forgotten this in the rush to play with their bright, shiny message-sending toy. Now they’ve been supplanted in the American mind-space by people who get that it’s about amusement, not incitement.

I thought the classiest act over Oscar weekend was Sandra Bullock’s showing up to accept the Razzie. Class and a sense of humor the Razzie voters may not have expected.

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