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A Sunday Morning at War

The mood on television has shifted and a number of small, but important, stories have flown under the radar.

10:40 AM, Mar 23, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
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The Academy Awards are tonight and it could be a defining night for liberalism. Some stars are boycotting the ceremony, others plan to protest during the show. Many will be wearing peace pins. Michael Moore has an excellent chance of winning Best Documentary for "Bowling for Columbine," and if he wins he'll have as much time as he dares to lecture the second-largest TV audience of the year on the evils of George W. Bush, and he'll have a sympathetic crowd in front of him. It could be a defining moment on the order of magnitude of the Paul Wellstone memorial/pep rally. Stay tuned.

Jonathan V. Last is online editor of The Weekly Standard.