It’s Oscar time again and you know what that means…
It’s time for liberals to pat themselves on the back and pretend that they aren’t out of touch elitists who have nothing in common with the average American.
Clearly, Hollywood took a beating in 2016 and the American people sent them a message loud and clear that they aren’t the cool kids anymore. Liberal celebrities are on the outside looking in now. The average American voter understands that but for some reason, Hollywood still doesn’t have a clue.
If you aren’t convinced that Hollywood has completely lost it, just check out Jimmy Kimmel’s cringe-worthy opening monologue at the Oscars.
That counts as funny these days?
— Rob Hedrick (@RobTVLA) March 5, 2018
Remember when Jimmy said this about conservatives the other day?
From The Daily Caller:
Jimmy Kimmel thinks conservatives are too dumb to be talk show hosts.
“It just so happens that almost every talk show host is a liberal and that’s because it requires a level of intelligence,” the host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” said at an event Saturday night.
Um. Yeah…about that…
A lot of people out there weren’t impressed…
Trump sucks. Republicans suck. Liberals are really smart. Men are pigs. Women rule the world. Middle America sucks. Blah blah blah.
This couldn’t have been more boring if he tried to be boring.
Also, does someone want to explain to Jimmy that the gender pay gap is a myth? It’s getting really tiring watching liberals refuse to actually look things up.
It’s an important, but overlooked point that there really is no gender wage gap, rather, there’s a gender earnings gap and that pay gap has almost nothing to do with gender discrimination. That is, there is almost no evidence that men and women working in the same position with the same background, education and qualifications are paid differently. Whether it’s the Target Corporation, Facebook, the University of Virginia, the United Way, the White House or McDonald’s, there is almost no evidence that any of those organizations have two pay scales: one for men (at a higher wage) and one for women (at a lower wage). Of course, that would be illegal, and if that practice existed, organizations would be exposed to legal action and “half the legal profession would be taking such cases on contingency fees” as Tim points out.
What certainly does exist is a well-documented gender earnings gap when the unadjusted median earnings of men and women are compared without correcting for any of the dozens of relevant factors that explain the natural differences in earnings by gender. For example, it’s been a verifiable statistical fact that a gender earnings gaphas existed at the White House for as long as those salary records have been available (since 1995). Although men and women at the White House get paid the same for the same job, there are always more men than women in the highest-paid positions and more women than men in the lowest-paid, and that’s the case for both Democratic and Republican presidents. So while there’s likely no gender discrimination and no gender wage gap at the White House, there IS a gender earnings gap that persists year after year, regardless of the president or party. And the gender earnings gap at the White House, like the gender earnings gap that exists for most organizations and throughout the entire US economy, reflects the fact that men and women “do slightly different jobs” as Worstall says. Actually, it’s more accurate to say that men and women mostly do much different jobs, and labor market data show huge gender differences by occupation.
Another swing and a miss for the Oscars.
[Note: This post was written by Andrew Mark Miller]