New Lefty Spin: Aren't Paid Pundits 'More Trouble Than They're Worth'?

March 30th, 2024 11:07 PM

In the wake of NBC’s Ronna McDaniel debacle, “mainstream” media reporters have begun to argue that partisan pundits aren’t useful any more. We can’t ignore that this is a very useful spin if you want to prevent any more paid Republican contributors in this election cycle.


NY Times 'Best Of 2022' Lists Reveal the Ideological Splits on Rioting

December 12th, 2022 8:02 AM

The New York Times is doing the ideological splits on rioting. TV critic James Poniewozik named as one of the year's Best TV Shows the "Jan. 6 Committee Hearings." But the movie critics wanted to make sure you watched the leftist documentary Riotsville, USA, because a federal response to riots in the Sixties was "sinister," yet "laughable."

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 smoking a…

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 It All – ‘…

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 politically correct they are.

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 with Sen. Lindsey…

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 paper’s editorial…

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 Salon critic Melanie McFarland…

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.