‘Fox & Friends’ Slams Political Oscars: ‘Jimmy Kimmel is Basically Chuck Schumer’

The Fox News morning show says it’s unfortunate that the ceremony has become so political in recent years

The ‘Fox & Friends’ crew tuned in to the Oscars Sunday evening, but they were mostly unhappy with what they saw.

In particular, during the program’s opening minutes, co-host Brian Kilmeade blasted Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel’s performance.

“Jimmy Kimmel is basically Chuck Schumer with a sense of humor,” he said. “I don’t really know. I think that the one thing consistent is that the ratings go down every year. I could not get through it … I knew we were going to be talking about it today.”

Kilmeade was correct as Oscars ratings slipped 16 percent from last year.

His sentiment was echoed by fellow co-host Ainsley Earhardt.

“You know it’s going to be political. If you are a Democrat you love it, Republican you probably don’t watch,” she said.

During his monologue last night, Kimmel took a number of shots at conservatives, including a hit at Fox News.

“Oscar is 90 years old tonight which means he’s probably at home right now watching Fox News,” said Kimmel. “We don’t make films like “Call Me By Your Name” for money, we make them to upset Mike Pence.”

The show insisted that President Trump’s speech over the weekend at Washington D.C.’s annual Gridiron Dinner was funnier.

“Matt Drudge tweeted out, he said the President of the United States was actually funnier than Jimmy Kimmel,” said co-host Steve Doocy. “And if you read the president’s comments, it was very funny.”

Overall, “Fox & Friends” wasn’t sure what to make of the ceremony. While the hosts retreated into predictable talking points about the politicization of the ceremony, the “Morning Joe” crew over at MSNBC said that they had yet to see any of the most honored movies.

“Remember [when] you would watch the Academy Awards and it would be all movies Americans actually saw,” said co-host Joe Scarborough, Monday. “People would actually say, ‘oh I saw four of those.’”

“Did that story about the fish win? The woman and the fish? Did that win?” Scarborough asked later.

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