Vanity Fair, WashPost Reporters Share Sexist Tweet Bashing Ingraham

April 7th, 2020 8:09 PM
For the left, they have one set of standards for themselves and another for the rest of the public. Tuesday was no exception as Vanity Fair writer and Fox News-obsessed hack Gabriel Sherman and Washington Post TV critic Hank Stuever retweeted a sexist smear against Fox News host Laura Ingraham, White House officials Kellyanne Conway and Kayleigh McEnany, and “Republican” women as no…

WashPost TV Critic Feels Beto's Pain, But HBO Film Already 'Outdated'

May 29th, 2019 1:35 PM
The liberal media have gone from boosterism to bust on Beto O'Rourke. The national hero running against Ted Cruz is getting dismissed as yesterday's news, at least by some. Washington Post TV critic Hank Stuever let Beto have it in a review of the admiring new HBO documentary Running With Beto. He began: "Quick, before his presidential ambitions vaporize completely, let’s…

WashPost TV Critic on 2016 Race: Hollywood Breathed 'Fumes of Hubris'

November 17th, 2016 3:20 PM
Washington Post TV critic Hank Stuever wrote an interesting post-election piece on how the dramatic tilt among celebrities did not drag Hillary over the finish line first. “After the election, of course, it’s easy to see that Hollywood was breathing in its own fumes of hubris.” Stuever wrote: "What this election suggests is that celebrities — those with the most…

WashPost TV Critic Mourns Only Liberals Will Watch HBO Anti-Gun Film

June 22nd, 2015 7:25 AM
Washington Post TV critic Hank Stuever loved the latest HBO documentary on "gun carnage," as the Monday headline has it. Online, the headline was "A deep wallow in gun-related senselessness." It was "remarkably good" and "notably free of a direct anti-gun harangue," Stuever wrote, but he was still depressed that HBO was only preaching to the liberal choir…

NBC's Peter Pan Promotion Reveals 'The Tackiest House on the Street'

December 8th, 2014 11:39 AM
Washington Post TV critic Hank Stuever didn’t hate NBC’s three-hour “Peter Pan Live” musical. Allison Williams as the flying title character was fine (after becoming become the most promoted stage musical actress in decades, just by being on an NBC stage.) Stuever turned the second half of his review into disgust at how relentlessly tacky NBC-Universal is in promoting its…

Bozell & Graham Column: Punching the Duggars

November 8th, 2014 7:31 AM
While so much of “reality television” dwells on catty “Real Housewives” and Snooki-style party-hearty debauchery, it's interesting to note that a small fraction of this ever-expanding genre is celebrating evangelical Christianity and values like chastity. This drives the libertines crazy. Washington Post TV critic Hank Stuever recently raged on the Internet against…

WashPost TV Critic Mocks Duggar Family and Fans As 'Learning Disabled'

November 1st, 2014 3:34 PM
The programmers at the cable channel TLC have often promoted the Duggar family as strangely, exotically Christian – just as much of a curiosity as the polygamous family of “Sister Wives.” On Friday, The Washington Post published segments of an online chat with their TV critic Hank Stuever, where he brought out the verbal bat and suggested TLC treats Duggar-family fans as…

WashPost TV Critic Goes 'A Little Bonkers' at Goo of John Oliver Fans

October 18th, 2014 9:44 PM
The Washington Post's Style section occasionally publishes the online Q&As with its TV critic Hank Stuever...even when they get testy. On Friday, someone lauding the "excellent" work of John Oliver on HBO mocking the Miss America pageant. Stuever's apparently heard this line too much among liberals, and insisted that Oliver (and Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert) get praise…

WashPost TV Critic Rooting For HBO's Lena Dunham 'To Literally Choke O

January 10th, 2014 9:15 AM
At first, Washington Post TV critic Hank Stuever traveled with the critical mass on the trashy, ugly-sex-and-nudity show “Girls” on HBO, and its twentysomething creator, Lena Dunham (you know, the one who urged girls to pop their voting cherry with Obama). Just a month ago, Stuever found the show’s second season “left me feeling underserved.” But wow, has he…

WashPost TV Critic Punches Hard: 'Honey Boo Boo' Is Far Better than HB

July 14th, 2013 6:00 PM
Washington Post TV critic Hank Stuever sure knows how to puncture the arrogance of HBO. On Sunday, he compared “The Newsrooom” to TLC’s “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” and likes the redneck reality show much better. Ouch. Stuever reported “Both shows are back again this week, but only one seems unscathed and completely sure of itself.” It’s not the…

TV Critics Root for NBC's Gay-com With Cruel Callista-Schlafly Villain

September 10th, 2012 7:15 AM
Media liberals are rooting for NBC’s two-gay-dads sitcom The New Normal. USA Today TV critic Robert Bianco made it number two on his favorite new shows: “For the most part, Normal plays like a lovely, small movie, mixing humorous moments with sweet, gentle grace notes.” Alessandra Stanley at The New York Times tries to make the bold statement: "Gay is the new straight.…

WaPo Reviewer Trashes New ‘Bible Challenge’ Game Show on Obscure C

August 23rd, 2012 6:14 PM
“Can’t wait for the stoning-of-adulteresses question,” Washington Post TV critic Lisa de Moraes snarked in a column back in March about The American Bible Challenge, an original game show in development for GSN (formerly the Game Show Network), to be hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy. Fast forward to this morning’s Washington Post, and readers would find Hank Stuever…

WaPo's Stuever: 'Stars Earn Stripes' Puffs Jingoistic 'Military-Indust

August 13th, 2012 5:27 PM
A new reality TV show featuring C-list celebrities doing military training exercises to compete for charity was denounced as "empty jingoism" and a modern-day spin on "[a]dding a celebrity quotient to the military-industrial complex," kind of like when Bob Hope entertained the troops during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. That's pretty much the reaction of Washington…

WaPo TV Critic Pans Chelsea Clinton's Debut on 'Rock Center

December 13th, 2011 11:47 AM
"Either we're spoiled by TV's unlimited population of giant personalities or this woman is one of the most boring people of her era," observed Washington Post TV critic Hank Stuever regarding Chelsea Clinton's television journalism debut on last night's Rock Center. "It's no surprise whatsoever that Chelsea Clinton didn't electrify broadcast journalism…