Amy Goodman. She's quite an American. Amy Goodman is “the co-founder, executive producer and host of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on more than 900 public broadcast stations in North America.” This from one of the many bios about her. If by some chance you, dear reader, have never seen her work on Democracy Now!, here is a link that you should follow and save for future use. Any Liberal/Progressive worth their salt should be checking this website out regularly and often.
Ms. Goodman is also a Harvard graduate, the winner of numerous awards for journalism including the Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting, the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award, the Armstrong Award, the Radio/Television News Directors Award, as well as awards from the Associated Press, United Press International and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
She also seems to be quite the fire-breathing Liberal, which endears her to me greatly. But that's just my opinion of her – I could be wrong.
I can't say that I've ever seen Ms. Goodman venture far into the realm of Entertainment News. She simply doesn't seem to have any interest in selling out her journalistic integrity so that she might do a weekly bit for TMZ, Entertainment Tonight, or any of the myriad other places that follow Hollywood gossip. So when this woman decides to say something about The Oscars, it is worth noting indeed!
Let's get into the meat of this after we breeze past that curly-q thing which Markos seems to be so very fond of.