In a statement today, the ?Concerned Women for America? president Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse said:
?Once again, the media elites are proving that their pet projects are more
important than profit.?
Crouse added that ?none of the three movies, Capote, Transamerica or Brokeback Mountain, is a box office hit. Brokeback Mountain has barely topped $25 million in ticket sales. While it has recouped all the production costs, it is doubtful that receipts have covered the massive PR costs.?
Crouse concluded, ?If America isn?t watching these films, why are they winning the awards??
Well, Mrs. Shaw, the reason they are winning awards is because they?re good movies that the awarding institution believes the public may or may not be aware. Most of the members of the awarding institutions are artists and it is the nature of an artist to be politically progressive. So when artists vote on the best picture or the picture most worthy of notice, they vote for pictures that had an emotional impact on them.