NY Times Promotes Showtime Slime of Racist, Dog-Whistling Reagan

November 15th, 2020 2:32 PM

The cultural elite are sliming the legacy of President Ronald Reagan and using him as a cudgel to attack President Trump, reducing the former president to a racist proto-Trump, while suggesting the press and academia have actually been too soft (!) on Reagan’s legacy. New York Times California-based reporter Adam Nagourney wrote a full profile Thursday on Matt Tyrnauer and his…

NYT TV Critic Dances Around Why Larry Wilmore's Unfunny Show Failed

August 20th, 2016 6:57 PM
New York Times liberal TV critic Mike Hale found every excuse for the cancellation of left-wing comic Larry Wilmore’s Comedy Central show save the obvious one. The headline flattered the failed TV host: “A Characteristically Low-Key Farewell for a Cerebral Host.” One would have to read all the way through, and very carefully, to get the vague hint that "The Nightly Show…

NY Times TV Critic on 'Scandal': 'Who Needs Jesus, Anyway

October 10th, 2013 4:44 PM
New York Times TV critic Mike Hale fixed his gaze on the ABC show “Scandal” in Thursday’s paper, and the pull quote was “The affairs and conspiracies never end for a miracle worker.” But then Hale concluded by leaping off a deep end: the show’s lead character, the public-relations fixer (and presidential mistress) Olivia Pope is a version of Jesus, and in…

Bozell Column: Viewing Cultural Collapse at Cannes

June 1st, 2013 8:19 AM
Stop the presses! Decadence dominated the publicity oozing out of the Cannes Film Festival in France. The festival’s highest honor, the Palme d’Or (or Golden Palm) went to “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” which drew most of its buzz from an explicit ten-minute lesbian sex scene. This, apparently, was art, not pornography. The Cannes jury headed by Steven Spielberg took the…

Another Liberal Lob from NY Times TV Critic Mike Hale, This Time on Gu

April 14th, 2011 12:29 PM
New York Times critic Mike Hale’s review of an HBO documentary on the evils of guns, “Gun Fight,” is colored with his liberal perspective. Hale is never hesitant to work in his liberal political opinions into his reviews. He clearly favors left-wing public affairs series like Frontline, and has embraced European-style nationalized health care as clearly superior to the U.S.…

N.Y. Times Remembers the 'Kinder, Gentler, More Conservative Take' of

August 20th, 2009 4:58 PM
In a Thursday New York Times appreciation of CBS producer Don Hewitt, television writer Mike Hale avoided the whole concept of liberal bias in the work of Hewitt or his creation, 60 Minutes. Instead, Hale suggested that in threading the needle between an "increasingly radicalized" audience and stuffy advertisers, CBS and Hewitt created a "kinder, gentler, more conservative take…

NYT Critic Can't Abide 'Right-Wing Ranter' Glenn Beck Mocking Democrat

June 5th, 2009 3:54 PM
Given the paper's unfair treatment of his Fox News show, it comes as no surprise the New York Times didn't much approve of talk show host and provocateur Glenn Beck's recent simulcast comedy show, which aired from Kansas City and over 400 theatres around the country. The criticism came in an Arts Beat blog post (hat tip Hot Air) by Times critic Mike Hale, "Glenn Beck, Simulcasting Discontent…