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James Poniewozik
NYT TV critic. My book AUDIENCE OF ONE, about how TV created Donald Trump, is out Sept. 10. Preorders/tour info:
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Richard Stengel 3h
There is no one in the universe who craves the approval of the New York Times more than Donald Trump.
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James Poniewozik 3h
Replying to @smithrowsey
Gillis also used a slur repeatedly, and on more than one occasion. I don't think volume is the aggravating factor here.
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James Poniewozik 4h
Replying to @KevinMKruse
Also in the 2016 primary when the polls had him leading the field he believed in polls DEEPLY and talked about them every chance he got.
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James Poniewozik 5h
Replying to @jbarro
It didn't seem like a tough call? I mean, if they're deciding on the substance. If they were trying to get a sense of whether it would blow over, than this was about the time that takes.
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James Poniewozik 6h
Replying to @jbarro
Exactly--ironically, it's some of the "cancel culture" complainers that want simplistic standards: "[person] said [offensive thing] and didn't get fired!" Yeah: maybe that person was actually making a satirical point and people applied judgment! That's, uh, good, right?
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James Poniewozik 6h
The really disturbing thing about the "cancel culture" defense of Gillis is that it tries to rebrand as "PC overreach" something that had just been an accepted norm of human decency. The Michael Richards incident was 13 years ago!
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James Poniewozik 6h
Replying to @kvanaren
ccing your editor
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James Poniewozik 6h
Replying to @dandrezner
I do not expect you or anyone to be this familiar with my full oeuvre but... ya didn't
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James Poniewozik 6h
Replying to @kvanaren
But congratulations on his upcoming TRIGGERED Netflix special!
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James Poniewozik 6h
Replying to @commiegirl1
Yeah--I am not familiar with his full body of work. But his arguing as if just saying racial slurs makes him George freaking Carlin does not say great things about his comedic ingenuity.
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James Poniewozik 6h
Replying to @poniewozik
Also just can't wait for all the takes about how "cancel culture" means you can't even defend straight-up racism as "pushing boundaries" anymore.
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James Poniewozik 6h
The right call, if a late call.
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James Poniewozik 7h
paging
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James Poniewozik 7h
Replying to @mattzollerseitz
Let a thousand Danny Hochs bloom
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James Poniewozik 8h
For rerun purposes at least, it is better to be loved than admired.
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Scafe for America 9h
“Beto O’Rourke has a swearing problem” is a stupid fucking news segment. Mention the tone, but cover the substance.
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James Poniewozik 8h
Replying to @erinscafe
100 perfuckingcent correct
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James Poniewozik 9h
Replying to @LisaMBeaudry
SPAULDING!
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James Poniewozik 9h
Apparently I have created The Caddyshack Theory of American Politics. So I've got that going for me, which is nice.
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James Poniewozik 9h
Replying to @andy_sayers
I was just saying this--Friends seemed to have a greater afterlife among later generations even before Netflix became the factor it is today. But this is just my impression.
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