Ricky Gervais

Hollywood Gets an Education

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

It's not that celebrities are dumber than average, though so many undoubtedly are. But being an actor or a director doesn't make you smarter. No one tends to look up celebrities' level of education when they pontificate — or, as would be more appropriate, their level of expertise on whatever issue is floating their boat. Add to that the arrogance they internalize for being an "artist" with the added "humanity" of pretending to be all kinds of different people. Their "compassion" is expected to overrule any question about their knowledge. These famous entertainers who act like America's smartest should keep in mind how the joke can be turned around on them — as it was by Ricky Gervais.

To Hell With These Gilded Charlatans

Karl Notturno, American Greatness

We all find ourselves struggling to understand what we want. What we truly want. But most of us have a sense. After all, few of us want to identify with the avaricious pragmatist, willing to compromise anything for an extra buck, or with the social climber and gossip, who carefully manipulates and politics his way through a social group. No. We’d prefer to identify with the hero who stands strong, against all odds, for what he believes. This hero need not be ripped and dashing or a caped crusader punching bad guys and saving the world. At the end of the day, a cutting British comedian telling a bunch of entitled spoiled celebrities to go to hell will do just fine.

We Were Going To Ignore Ricky Gervais And The Golden Globes, But…

We can’t remember the last time we watched a media awards show, it was probably the last time Johnny Cash got an award at the CMAs – the Oscars, the Golden Globes, the Tony Awards – forgot about them years ago. But it turns out Ricky Gervais' monologue, while not exactly safe for Sunday school, was nonetheless very funny as it let the air out of Hollywood's woke windbags.