NYTimes Files 3,500-Word Lament on Fallon's 20-Year-Old Blackface Skit

June 21st, 2020 5:06 PM

The New York Times on Sunday featured culture reporter Dave Itzkoff’s saddened profile of talk show host Jimmy Fallon, under fire this month after a “Saturday Night Live” sketch from 2000 resurfaced featuring the comedian in blackface portraying comedian Chris Rock. “Jimmy Fallon Is Sorry. That’s a First Step” made for a two-page, 3,500 word (!) spread. The online headline deck was…

NYT: ‘Roseanne Is Boycott-Worthy, Cheers Kathy Griffin Comeback

March 30th, 2018 11:39 AM
For a journalistic enterprise, the New York Times certainly has a tortured view of free expression, with writers puritanically trumpeting their personal boycotts and criticisms of entertainers who aren’t pristinely politically correct. Times columnist Lindy West went after the British liberal, atheist comedian Ricky Gervais for being unashamed to tell “offensive” jokes: “The World Is Evolving and…

NYT's Itzkoff Shows Critics Can't Forgive Fallon for Humanizing Trump

May 17th, 2017 8:19 PM
The liberal media will never forgive Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon for momentarily treating Donald Trump like a normal guest when the then-presidential candidate appeared on the show last September. New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff returned to the subject in a long profile of Fallon, with particular focus on the crime of Fallon playfully mussing Trump’s hair as a harmful humanization…

Samantha Bee to Host Trump Roast on Night of Correspondents’ Dinner

January 30th, 2017 10:46 PM
The White House Correspondents' Dinner slated to be held in Washington, D.C., on April 29 will face a “counter-event” hosted by Samantha Bee, the foul-mouthed host of the Full Frontal weekly program on TBS. Entitled “Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner,” the “alternative gala” was announced on Monday by Bee, who was a correspondent on Jon Stewart's The Daily Show before getting her own…

NY Times, AP Fail to Quote SNL Writer's Mean Barron Trump Tweet

January 23rd, 2017 10:50 PM
The New York Times reported Monday afternoon that NBC has suspended Saturday Night Live writer Katie Rich indefinitely for tweeting ... well, what? Reporter Dave Itzkoff failed to tell readers what Rich tweeted just minutes after Donald Trump was inaugurated as the nation's 45th President on Friday. Instead, he vaguely described it as "a widely criticized post she made Friday on her personal…

Letterman Scalds Trump as 'Damaged,' Needs a 'Psychiatrist' and Drugs

October 7th, 2016 10:57 AM
New York Times TV writer Dave Itzkoff caused liberals to buzz about how they miss David Letterman on television with an article on Friday headlined “Letterman Has No Love for ‘Damaged’ Trump.” Letterman was furious about Trump’s mockery of New York Times reporter Serge Kovalesky, saying the mockery showed Trump was a “damaged human being” and “a person to be shunned.” He added Trump needs “an…

NYT's Itzkoff Supports Lefty Scold Samantha Bee's Criticism of Fallon

September 23rd, 2016 8:06 AM
New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff wrote a supportive article about an anti-Trump rant of TBS "Full Frontal" host and leftist scold Samantha Bee for attacking a fellow late-night comedian for the crime of being playful with one of his guests, Donald Trump. As Itzkoff noted in his story, “From One Comedic Host to Another: Criticism Over Trump,” on the front of Wednesday’s Arts section,…

NYT: Seinfeld PC Stand Calls His Man-of-the-People Status Into Doubt

June 12th, 2015 12:54 PM
New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff weighs in on comedian Jerry Seinfeld calling the younger generation too politically correct for comedy with an odd, condescending criticism: "Perhaps some of Mr. Quinn’s working-class bona fides will rub off on Mr. Seinfeld, whose recent remarks on political correctness have seen his man-of-the-people status called into question."

Chris Rock Dismisses His Own Nasty July 4 Tweet

August 7th, 2012 9:01 AM
Comedian Chris Rock was lovingly interviewed by Dave Itzkoff of the New York Times. “I haven’t done any dirty work in a while...I’m ready to curse. I’m ready to really, really be a bad boy. I’m ready to actually be Chris Rock.” When Itzkoff asked him about his sneering "Happy White People's Independence Day" tweet on July 4, he said it was no "big whoop," that if "you're a fan of mine, that…

'South Park,' Muhammad, and Double Standards at the New York Times

April 23rd, 2010 12:45 PM
A recent episode of Comedy Central's animated comedy show "South Park" caused an Islamic group to send a veiled death threat to show creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, accusing them of insulting the Muslim prophet Muhammad. Comedy Central reacted by censoring a later episode that also had scenes involving the cartoon version of the Islamic prophet.Two New York Times stories on this free speech…