“I think with the Jon Stewart pick the Oscar show producers are basically acknowledging that the ratings of the show will be pretty low because of the ‘small movies’ that will likely be be nominated,” says a reader who didn’t give his name. “Stewart is the Bush-bashing blue-state pick from the heart. He might keep some of those younger viewers that Chris got last year but will turn off older viewers for sure. I just told my red-state dad, who was going to watch in hopes of a Walk The Line sweep…but he’s turned off now.”