Progressive ‘Little Mermaid’ Not Woke Enough

June 3rd, 2023 1:30 PM

Disney did what Disney does in 2023 when it came time for a new “Little Mermaid” film.

NYT: The Little Mermaid Lacks Enough ‘Kink’ and Proper Reparations

May 31st, 2023 12:10 PM

The New York Times seemingly said the quiet part out loud last Thursday, May 25, when Hollywood critic Wesley Morris penned the piece “‘The Little Mermaid’ Review: The Renovations Are Only Skin Deep” in which he partially whined about there being a lack of sexual “kink” in the children’s movie. He also didn’t appreciate Disney’s latest attempt at “culturally reparative work” and the…

NY Times Disses ‘Problematic,’ Racially Suspect Super Bowl

January 31st, 2020 7:17 PM
Only the New York Times could make you feel guilty about tuning in to the Super Bowl, but there it was, in a full page in Friday’s edition: “It’s Flawed. It’s Ugly. It’s Beautiful.” Three culture reporters chatted about the upcoming spectacle of Super Bowl LIV. The online headline: “The Super Bowl Is Problematic. Why Can’t We Look Away?” They insulted (white) country music fans for good measure…

NY Times Critics Rip Katy Perry, Taylor Swift as Painfully White Girls

March 13th, 2018 4:14 PM
Sunday’s New York Times Magazine explored “25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music Is Going.” Part of the answer was there were too many white girls badly trying to appropriate black music, singling out Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, because "some white artists and listeners love black culture without necessarily seeing black people, their politics, or their pain."

NYT Critic Sees ‘White Hot Supremacist Summer’ in TV, Movies, Boxing

August 23rd, 2017 8:30 PM
Wesley Morris, the New York Times critic at large with a focus (or obsession) with race in entertainment, declared a “white supremacy summer” on television and in the movies in a long essay posted Wednesday, “In Movies and on TV, Racism Made Plain.” Earlier headlines were even more provocative: “In Virginia and on TV, A Supremacist Summer,” and the URL suggests that the phrase “white hot…

NYT Rewinds, Hails QB's Anthem Sit-In, Tries Stirring More Protests

September 18th, 2016 2:33 PM
It's Week 2 of the NFL season, and the controversy over San Francisco 49er's quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the National Anthem still simmers among those die-hard sports fans in the liberal news and opinion pages of the New York Times. Times critic-at-large Wesley Morris had a think-piece at the front of the Times Sunday Magazine, “Stand and Deliver,” while another Times…

NYT Movie Critics Revel in 'Watching a White Academy Squirm'

March 1st, 2016 7:21 PM
New York Times movie critics Manohla Dargis, A.O. Scott, and  Wesley Morris blessed readers with an even sillier than usual Oscar racism recap in Tuesday's paper: “Watching a White Academy Squirm.” 

CBS Celebrates ‘Politically Charged’ Oscars Sending a ‘Message’

February 29th, 2016 3:20 PM
Reporting for CBS This Morning on Monday, Entertainment Tonight host Kevin Frazier offered rave reviews of Sunday’s Oscars pushing one liberal agenda item after another: “You know, there was no way last night's broadcast could be just about the awards....the real spotlight was on Oscars lack of diversity and the show's host Chris Rock owned the night.”

Boston Globe Critic Compares Tarantino's New 'House Negro' Character t

December 29th, 2012 12:55 PM
One reason, I'm guessing, for still subscribing to The Boston Globe is to laugh at "self-loathing" black conservatives...even in Quentin Tarantino movie reviews. Globe film critic Wesley Morris is at is again. On NPR in May 2011, Morris hailed "The Fast and The Furious" movies as very "progressive" and "equal-opportunity shallow." When challenged on it, Morris shot darts instead at "The Blind…

Bozell Column: Oscars Tilt To The Mainstream

February 6th, 2010 8:53 AM
Two years ago, Time critic Richard Corliss wrote an article that clearly must have resonated at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Oscar telecast was sinking in the ratings, he wrote, because the nominees were largely unwatched by the masses. It used to be that the Best Picture prize went to mainstream box-office hits. "Now when the nominations come out, people try to catch up…