As the cast of Les Miserables performed at the Oscars in a prelude to Anne Hathaway’s inevitable Oscar victory, liberal former New York Times columnist Frank Rich was tweeting up a Hathaway-bashing storm.

His reaction to the ensemble performance:

And his message upon learning of Hathaway’s Best Supporting Actress win:

No word on what Rich thought about nipple-gate. But we can guess.

Editor’s note: The headline and text of this post were edited to reflect that Rich is no longer with the New York Times.

  • CatsPolitics

    You guys realize that Frank Rich used to be the drama critic for the NYT, before he became an op-ed columnist? Also, he left the NYT some time ago.

    • Stephen K

      At least the quality and the relevance of his leftist drivel have remained consistent throughout.

    • TocksNedlog

      More like the drama-queen critic.

      • CatsPolitics

        Got news for you. Not everyone in theatre is gay. Just like not every GOPer is a knuckle dragging homophobic racist.

        • TocksNedlog

          Got news for YOU.
          — Never said “everyone in theatre is gay”
          — Never claimed that Frank Rich is gay
          — Frank Rich is not “in theatre”

    • $2346491

      I guess he must have preferred “experimental,” meaningful off-Broadway one man shows where the writer/director/actor spends the entire time staring at the audience in silence rather than mainstream bourgeosie entertainment like Les Mis.

      • CatsPolitics

        I work in off and off-off-Broadway theatre. Your commentary shows that you know little or nothing about the work that small theatres do. In the 12 years I’ve worked in theatre I’ve never attended anything like what you just wrote about. I have, on the other hand, seen a lot of new plays that were eventually brought to Broadway, and a lot of plays & musicals that were on Broadway adapted to a smaller stage. And for the record, Frank Rich gave Les Mis a rave review when it debuted on Broadway in 1987

        • $2346491

          And apparently you are not able to take a joke.

  • Sam

    I can hardly believe Anne Hathaway beat out Sally Field, so I share his sentiments.

    • CatsPolitics

      Agreed. Sally Field’s performance was amazing. It’s difficult to hold your own in a scene with someone as awesomely talented as Daniel Day-Lewis, but she shined.

  • Conservativesniper

    Oh well, pat yourself on the back season is upon us. Luckily, Gwyneth Paltrow has yet to be seen. Oh, and GUARANTEED the more left wing, vapid and clueless you portray yourself, the better your odds.

  • Cambria

    Isn’t he overreacting just a little? “God is dead”. Seriously?

  • TocksNedlog

    Remember, this is the same dork that said Obama’s speech on race was the best of its type EVER.