The Daily Wire podcast host Michael Knowles appeared on Fox & Friends First on Monday morning where he took jabs at the Academy Awards for the activism they displayed at the ceremony on Sunday.
When asked if Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel avoided politics, Knowles said, “No. I think he just avoided jokes and entertainment.”
“Jimmy Kimmel made history last night,” Knowles added. “It was the first joke-free opening monologue to any Oscars telecast, though I guess we should be happy he didn’t cry during the broadcast.”
He joked, “He may cry when the ratings come out,” prompting laughter from the Fox News hosts. (In fact, the ratings dropped 17% from 2017 to hit an all-time low of 26.5 million viewers.)
Knowles criticized the late-night host for addressing the Academy attendees and telling them that their speeches could be used to push left-wing talking points. “That is how they were used throughout the entire night,” he said. “We might call this the intersectional Oscars.”
Knowles also called out the hypocrisy of the rapper Common for his performance criticizing the National Rifle Association while simultaneously paying tribute to outgoing Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards, whose organization oversaw the death of 3.8 million unborn children during her tenure.
“It was all activism, all night long,” Knowles said. “The jokes that you heard, the couple of barbs that you heard from Jimmy Kimmel, they were some of the most tedious, low-hanging fruit you could hear.”
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Michael Knowles is the host of The Michael Knowles Show on The Daily Wire and the publisher of the bestselling satirical book Reasons To Vote For Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide.