Schneider: “Not that the Oscars count anyway. It used to be 100 million [viewers]…remember when they were really the Academy Awards? Barbara Walters interviewing Sean Connery or whomever was nominated that year and you’d watch with your parents and it was like ‘this is amazing!’

“And now the Academy is saying you have to have 40 percent LGBTQ-plus handicapped whatever…people who are challenged, emotionally challenged…it’s kind of like people have checked out…this isn’t really the best any more…it’s about how much they can suck up to this particular ideology of idiocy….it just turns people off…it turns me off. I haven’t watched [the Oscars] in years.”

Please start watching at 37:43 — Carolla answers with a riff about excellence in sports that is spot-on.