Just keep swimming...
Ellen DeGeneres talks about hosting the Oscars. Rather than attempt to make any political statements or chastize the crowd for being out of touch with America, her goal is simply to give everyone a good time. Personally, I enjoy a little bit of politics mixed into my Oscar night, but I do understand the wish to just enjoy the evening.
The article also features a general discussion of her show and her personal life (in the usual New York Times way where they cite others commenting on it, as if to preserve the distance between their respected journalism and gossip).