(NationalSentinel) Millions of AmericansÂ will tune in to watch the Grammys tonight, and will immediately turn the channel – that is, if they’re supporters of President Donald J. Trump.
Awards recipients have been given full backing by the show’s executive producer to get as political as possible during acceptance speeches.
That is,Â bash the president early and often.Â But don’t anyoneÂ dare say anythingÂ good about him.
In a fraught moment of political protest across the country, the live mic at televised award shows has become a potent weapon.
As such, Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehrlich has a message for those who will take the stage on Sundayâ€™s ceremony: Bring it on.
Ehrlich has no reservations about political messages or anti-President TrumpÂ statements flying during CBSâ€™ three and a half hour Grammycast. Artists expressing passionate opinions about real-life issues are the stuff of memorable moments, he said.
â€œOne of the tenets of our show is artistic freedom, and over the years weâ€™ve shown we do believe in it,â€ Ehrlich lied toÂ Variety. â€œHow many more times do we need to hear â€˜Iâ€™d like to thank my publicist, my agent, my wife and kids.â€™ The great acceptance speeches are ones that have a point of view and are more personal.â€
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‘Artistic freedom’ would actually entail support for, and expression of,Â both points of view when it comes to political issues of the day. In this vein, any conservative voice in Hollywood, New York’s entertainment scene and elsewhere in the industry is drowned out, shouted down andÂ punished. You can be a pro-Trump voice in the industryÂ as long as you keep it to yourself.
For irrational reasons only itÂ can justify, the musicÂ industry has decided to alienate 2/3 of the country and most of its audience with continual ad-hominem and irrational attacks on Trump and his legions of supportersÂ – and all at a time of dwindlingÂ sales.
Americans are already voting with their wallets by tuning out and turning off the self-righteous in Hollywood. Guess they really don’t need the money.