Ross Douthat Admires Lena Dunham for Being Such a Pathetic Harlot

Tom Scocca · 10/06/14 11:43AM

What do people enjoy about Lena Dunham and her television program Girls? Is it Dunham's wry sensibility? Is it the way it offers another of popular culture's periodic windows on Contemporary Youth, under certain conditions of class and geography?

Tom Scocca · 06/17/14 10:09PM

"Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many," write Richard Cheney and Liz Cheney in the Wall Street Journal, describing a "willfully blind" foreign policy leading to "thousands of slaughtered Iraqis." They mean Barack Obama. Who else would they mean?

Tom Scocca · 02/12/14 03:49PM

Washington D.C.'s NFL team, with an All-Pro roster of PR scumbags defending its racist name, is now concern-trolling about Native Americans' "high unemployment, life threatening health problems, inadequate education and many other issues more pressing than the name of a football team."

Wal-Mart Is Concern Trolling America Over Health Care

Hamilton Nolan · 11/18/13 10:40AM

No one cares more about poor Americans than the Wal-Mart corporation does. That's why Wal-Mart is speaking up to say: The government must stop forcing Americans to waste money on health care, when that money could be spent buying crap at Wal-Mart.

Hitting on Younger Women Is Not a Crime

Hamilton Nolan · 05/29/12 10:43AM

Oh that John Edwards, that guy, always combing his hair and having babies out of wedlock while his wife is dying of cancer, that jerk. What is his latest outrageous action, that he did, so that we can all get mad at him, once again, the pretty boy? Let's see, here it is, right in the foldy newspaper with all the pictures:

NYU J-School Staff Now Just Trolling 'Columbia Journalism Review'

Pareene · 08/06/08 03:06PM

Above, Jay Rosen, former NYU journalism department chair and current faculty member, leaves a mean comment on some story at the Columbia Journalism Review. Hah. Very professional, Jay. Let the J-School War Commence! Our money's on Jay and his merry band of new-media rebels. Those CJR kids are too earnest and "concerned." Click to see the comment! [CJR, hat tip Hunter]