Mistrust in the motivations and actions of the Russian government has been growing since allegations of Russian hacks against the U.S. election process have been made in the fallout from Hillary Clinton’s come-from-ahead loss to President Donald Trump last November.
And let’s face it, why wouldn’t the Russians want to destabilize or at least create disillusionment and distrust in American institutions??? As recently as the Obama Administration, there was an attempt made to sway the British electorate on the Brexit vote, and the dispatch of a DNC (Democratic National Committee) operatives to Israel in a bid to defeat Benjamin Netanyahu.
Yet at some point someone has to draw another red line. Messing with the Oscars might just be A Bridge Too Far! It’s not a far leap to suggest the Russkies might be interested in causing Academy Award angst, despite the fact that ratings for last Sundays show came in at an all-time low.
Anyone working in an office where a water cooler might be located, can attest to the confusion, anger, and conspiracy theories bantered about the morning after Warren Beatty looked as if looking for the hidden Punk’d cameras. At least he collected himself sufficiently to make the best decision – for Warren Beatty – and hand the card to Faye Dunaway, so she would go down in “lone assassin” history.
Come to think of it though, why did Warren Beatty seem to sense the card was wrong?? Was he tipped off by the Kremlin?? Or did Beatty sense DNC-like duplicity in Hollywood???
We need to know!
And if that wasn’t enough to convince you of potential Putin-esque skullduggery, consider gross ticket revenues for the eventual Best Picture winner, Moonlight ($22.2 million), versus faux winner La La Land ($140 million) and Hidden Figures ($152 million).
Talk about ignoring The Popular Vote!!! There must be an investigation!
Finally, consider these bizarre visuals.
Whatever your impressions of the bollixed Best Picture announcement, you have to consider the somewhat Slavic features of Brian Cullinan, the PricewaterhouseCoopers accountant responsible for the Oscar’s “nuclear football”. He looks like a Russian general!
Then consider the striking resemblance Cullinan has to Jason Bourne, renown renegade U.S. spy, whose whereabouts are unknown and loyalties routinely questioned.
To further blow your mind, did you know Jason Bourne was actually AT THE OSCARS Sunday night?!?
Heck … We needed less circumstantial evidence to realize Hillary Clinton was lying and condemning her to the Ash Heap of History!
Now about that Special Prosecutor …