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'Do you EVER stop for 1 moment?' Charles C.W. Cooke DROPS John Harwood for clutching pearls over a movie review

National Review wrote and shared a review about the movie, ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’.


From NRO:

The point seems elementary: Don’t build a drama around passive, hapless characters who amount to feathers on the winds of fate. Yet when it comes to portraying black folks, especially in movies aimed at the white art-house audience, the principle is often forgotten. Barry Jenkins, the director of one such film, Moonlight, has to be pleased with how that one turned out, given that it won him an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay while the movie itself won Best Picture. He takes the same tack in his follow-up, If Beale Street Could Talk.

Continued …

Even if your view of the criminal justice system (in New York City, in the 1970s) is that it’s hopelessly poisoned by racism, the movie’s portrayal of how it works doesn’t carry much depth: The cops are wolves on the prowl, while the black people are wide-eyed lambs. America is portrayed as effectively an apartheid regime in which blacks have no chance. The problem with such a take in dramatic terms is that it strips black Americans of their agency and dynamism, reduces them to pity receptacles. It’s not a sophisticated view but a reductionist one.

If you read the review it seems the writer was less than impressed.

The end.

Except that wasn’t the end because apparently John Harwood only reads headlines before he reacts on Twitter. Cue the pearl-clutching:



Read the story.

Charles C.W. Cooke responded perfectly.


And no, like other progressives in the media, he doesn’t stop. None of them do. They have a narrative to push and they’re going to push it, even if it ultimately proves all they do is read the headline and react.

Like John.

Oh, and the other people on his thread … OMG, how these people are able to tie their own shoes every day is a mystery.


See? We weren’t kidding about that shoe thing …

It’s. A. Move. Review.

Consider it’s a movie review.

Another one who didn’t read the article.


None of these people read past the headline.

Oh, and the little dig at Fox is adorable.

You know that face you make when the person in front of you is driving with their left turn signal on and they never actually turn left? Yup, just made that face.


You know what, we can’t even.


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