Hysterical NYTimes Frets Over Country Star Morgan Wallen, Bigoted Fans
January 29th, 2022 3:37 PM
The country has largely forgiven country star Morgan Wallen for uttering a racial slur after a night out in Nashville last year. But The New York Times won’t let it go. In last Sunday’s “The Morgan Wallen Conundrum,” music critic Jon Caramanica spent a staggering 2,400 words condemning Wallen for the one offensive word. Even worse: At a Wallen concert, "there were no tables…
NYT's Super Bowl Whine: Not Enough Kaepernick, 'Systemic Oppression'
February 4th, 2019 5:08 PM
New York Times' Ken Belson couldn’t confine himself to reporting on the Super Bowl itself, feeling obligated to tell readers how the spectacle failed by not embracing the social justice agenda of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick: "The presence of the civil rights leaders did not seem to win over supporters of the player, Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who in…
NYT Finds Country Music's Failure to Talk Gun Violence 'Infuriating'
November 12th, 2018 8:57 AM
New York Times music critic Jon Caramanica pompously condemned an entire genre of music for not writing about what he cares about: Gun violence. It follows the paper’s recent expressed annoyance that country isn’t on the entertainment industry’s ineffectual gun-control bandwagon: "It should be neither remarkable nor courageous for a country singer to address the plague of gun violence in this…
NYT's Virtue-Signaling: #GrammysSoWhite and 'Was Beyonce Robbed?'
February 14th, 2017 5:52 PM
Having handed over its already pretentious arts pages wholly to ethnic and gender-based virtue signaling, the New York Times certainly wasn’t going to let the racially charged Grammys pass without commentary. Jon Caramanica celebrated an onstage rappers' revolt while slamming Adele for beating Beyonce for album of the year, in “Dealing With #GrammysSoWhite," and Joe Coscarelli fanned the Grammy…
NYT Critic Whacks Trump Concert for 'Jingoism and Vaudevillian Fluff'
January 20th, 2017 9:37 AM
New York Times music critic Jon Caramanica transparently sounded like an angry Democrat in reviewing the concert titled the "Making America Great Again! Welcome Celebration." He began by complaining that the Trump organizers didn't even ask rapper Kanye West to appear, despite his kind words for Trump.
Instead, Caramanica uncorked a classic leftist attack, that the event "veered between jingoism…
NY Times Misses Badly By Claiming Teen-Pop Singer Ariana Grande Mined
August 30th, 2014 7:43 AM
New York Times music writer Jon Caramanica wrote about former Nickelodeon TV star Ariana Grande’s second album last Sunday with the simply inaccurate headline “Staying Safe, Exploring Sassy.” It’s a misleading headline, because Grande is beginning to walk the path to what might be called “the full Xxxtina,” when Christina Aguilera felt the need to “grow up” and sing very overt sexual songs.…
Bozell Column: Obama and the Callous Kanye Culture
June 15th, 2013 7:57 AM
Egotistical musicians often exaggerate their political influence, none moreso than the nattering, narcissistic rapper Kanye West. He has compared himself in global stature to Apple founder Steve Jobs, and has titled his latest album “Yeesus.”
Rolling Stone magazine has posted part of a West song titled “I Am a God,” where West raps that Jesus is the “Most High,” but he’s a “close high.”
NY Times Critic Happy Country Music Finally Shedding Its Conservatism
April 10th, 2013 2:30 PM
Music critic Jon Caramanica reviewed country star Brad Paisley's latest album "Wheelhouse," in "Taking Country Less Conservative" for the Arts section of Wednesday's New York Times. Caramanica gave Paisley backhanded compliments for "openmindedness" while insulting the genre of country music as rigidly conservative (Caramanica has previously given backhanded praised to country music itself, for…