According to PolitiFact analysis, one of these things is not like the others By MATT SHAPIRO In this series culling PolitiFact data, we’ve looked at the aggregate truth ratings they give members of different...
By MATT SHAPIRO In the first piece in our series on PolitiFact bias, we looked at how PolitiFact generally rates Republicans as less honest than Democrats and how their word count betrays the...
‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’ Wins the Battle (Passing the Bechdel Test) But Loses the War (Being a Great Film)
Like its central character, “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” can’t quite figure out what it wants to be when it grows up.
The one and only Tina Fey is lots of fun per usual playing Kim Baker, a 40-something who ditches her deadbeat job writing news copy for people who “look pretty on TV” to cover blood, sweat and explosions in Afghanistan. She’s typically deadpan hilarious, with a uniquely Fey sense of timing, and brings a wry humanity to the role as she acts as a surrogate for the audience. Most of us have never been to Afghanistan or experienced the terror of a war zone; Fey’s Baker hasn’t either, grappling with new dangers and a foreign culture in a relatable way.
Along with plenty of telenovela touches, “Jane the Virgin” is wonderfully rife with feminism; in fact, it’s a media moment where the Bechdel test seems superfluous and outdated (which is at it should be).
How unfortunate for liberals that their poster trans individual happened to be a self-avowed Republican who is “more on the conservative side” and believes “in the Constitution.”