NY Times or Angry Internet Troll? Hits ‘Facts Optional’ GOP Convention
August 27th, 2020 5:50 PM
On the first night of the Republican National Convention, the New York Times immediately tried to poison the well for the Republicans launch of the 2020 campaign, under the headline “Nominating Trump, Republicans Rewrite His Record.” Meanwhile, the paper helped Biden rewrite his own legislative history regarding the 1994 crime bill.
NYTimes Panics: ‘Menace’ Over Trump Tackling Twitter’s Censorship
May 30th, 2020 6:18 PM
The brief arrest of a CNN news crew covering the mayhem in Minneapolis prompted New York Times media reporter James Poniewozik to melodramatically take on President Trump for his action against Twitter, in “A Live Look At Censorship, No Tweets Involved” in Saturday’s New York Times. The paper also reacted with alarm Thursday when conservatives criticized Twitter for its…
Even After Illness, NY Times Knocks ‘Shock Jock Rush' Limbaugh
February 6th, 2020 5:28 PM
New York Times reporter Jacey Fortin reported on renowned conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh’s sad revelation that he has advanced lung cancer. But not even that cruel diagnosis stopped Fortin from being classless toward a conservative figure: "Mr. Limbaugh, who has said he started smoking cigarettes as a teenager but quit by the early 1980s, and who has often been photographed…
NY Times Critic: CNN Turned Democrats' Debate Selection Into Game Show
July 19th, 2019 3:42 PM
After hosting the first two-night debate of Democratic candidates at the end of June for the 2020 presidential election, CNN decided to add some drama to the process of selecting participants for the second round, which will take place on July 30 and 31. That choice drew fire from James Poniewozik, chief television critic for the New York Times, who slammed the selection as giving the Thursday…
Fox-Obsessed NY Times Revels in Trashy TV Shows and Play
June 20th, 2019 10:40 PM
James Poniewozik, the New York Times’ chief TV critic, ran a fevered attack on three recent works -- two television shows and a play -- that render media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his outlets, including the Roger Ailes-led Fox News, in unflattering terms. The headline hid the inflammatory nature of the text: “Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes Gave Us Fox. These Shows Try to Make Sense of…
Nasty CBS Melania Cartoon Represents The 'Best Minute of Television'?
April 22nd, 2019 4:50 PM
New York Times television critic James Poniewozik is a big fan of the anti-Trump content of the CBS All Access drama The Good Fight.On Monday morning, he tweeted that the show's snarky Schoolhouse Rock-style cartoons are "the best minute of television in any given week." He linked to a YouTube video of a nasty Melania cartoon that appeared in the April 18 episode.
NYT's Politicized TV: Brexit ‘Exploitation of Nativism and Bigotry'
January 20th, 2019 7:08 PM
Reading James Poniewozik’s New York Times review of Brexit, airing on HBO and starring Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch as a consultant for the successful “Leave” movement, it’s clear he isn’t a fan of the choice British voters made in June 2016 (neither is anyone else at the paper). Poniewozik has a pattern of rating shows and movies based on how anti-Trump or…
NYT Slimes Megyn Kelly, Fox News as Racist, Brings Up 'Tiki Torches'
October 27th, 2018 2:05 PM
NBC morning host (and former Fox News host) Megyn Kelly controversy is seemingly out at the network, after a politically incorrect discussion of Halloween costumes and so-called cultural appropriation caused outcry -- not at the puzzling phenomenon of liberals demanding Halloween costumes be policed, but at a clumsy comment Kelly made that was quickly spun as racist. The most hostility toward…
NYT Chides 'Angry...Aggrieved,' Kavanaugh, Sad About Sen. Graham
September 28th, 2018 4:23 PM
The New York Times gave vastly different views of Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford regarding their extraordinary testimony, consistently chiding Kavanaugh as "angry" and "aggrieved" and calling his judicial temperament into question -- as if anger wouldn't be a perfectly reasonable response to false allegations of sexual assault. The paper was clearly disappointed…
Now It’s the Hypocritical NYT Which Has ‘Decided to Let Racism Slide’
August 6th, 2018 11:33 AM
After Roseanne Barr lost her hit show over a tweet, the blurb introducing television writer James Poniewozik’s report was morally convicting: "....when people decide to let racism slide, it costs the rest of us." A shame the Times chose not to apply that maxim to itself. Fast forward to the controversy over the paper’s hiring of Sarah Jeong to write about technology for the…
CNN Panel Praises ‘Brilliant’ Trump Resistance on TV
July 23rd, 2018 4:17 PM
There’s nothing quite so rare as a “fair and balanced” media take on entertainment and politics. For proof, look no further than CNN, which missed the mark. For proof, look no further than CNN, which missed the mark. During a special report, aired on July 20, titled The Trump Show: TV’s New Reality, CNN host Brian Stelter, New York Times critic James Poniewozik and…
Sad: Kennedy Center Honorees Have to Deal with Trump at Ceremony
August 4th, 2017 3:14 PM
The Kennedy Center Honors are packed with traditions that involve the President of the United States. This year, at least four liberal honorees will be forced to associate in some way, shape, or form, with their favorite Republican of all time: President Donald Trump.
NYT Again Harps on ‘Handmaid’s' as ‘Newly Relevant’ in Trump's America
April 26th, 2017 10:57 AM
Television critic James Poniewozik was featured on the front of the New York Times Arts section on Tuesday with another look by the paper at the “newly relevant” Hulu version of the feminist dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale.” The Trump-baiting headline: "Making Dystopia Fresh Again -- Drawing on an Atwood novel that feels newly relevant." And another…
NYT Worships Colbert, Won’t Forgive Fallon for Treating Trump as Human
April 10th, 2017 4:11 PM
The New York Times’ John Koblin made the front of Business Day Monday with yet another fawning article from the NYT about how the Trump presidency has given a liberal television comedian a new lease on ratings popularity: “How Colbert Finally Got on a Roll.” It’s basically the same article the Times has been running for two months: