Savino Veritas: Putin on the Ritz: Did Russia Hack Oscars? (March 02, 2017)
Spoken over the Academy Award-winning score of La La Land, Savino, in la la land, muses about the awards’ ceremony’s telecast that saw a historic mx up in naming the wrong “best picture” winner, after he notes the suspicious coincidence that Warren Beatty, who stared in the pro-Russian movie Reds may have possibly colluded with Putin. Acknowledging what might have been life’s greatest disappointment for La La Land’s creative team all of whom had their Oscar statuettes literally taken out of their grasps, Thom laments about a personal experience feeling a similar let down as a young, aspiring writer in Hollywood called by Columbia Pictures who offered him definite work and credit on a movie mistakenly thinking he was Tom Cimino composer of film scores. Then “Letters from Listeners” features the host’s answer to a Florida Republican woman who asked in the Washington Post, “Why is Trump so hated? I just don’t get it.” The Russia/Trump connection is delved into for the rest of the episode featuring Keith Olbermann, Whoopie Goldberg, Tucker Carlson, and a funny bit where Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden in The Honeymooners kicks Trump out of his Brooklyn apartment.
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