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Friday, June 22, 2012
MRC: Critics Who Like HBO's 'Girls' Are 'Left-Wing'
Topic: Media Research Center

The Media Research Center has decided: Any TV critic who likes the HBO show "Girls" is, by definition, "liberal."

In a June 19 MRC Culture & Media Institute article headlined "Liberal Critics Still Consider ‘Girls’ Irresistible," Ryan Robertson complains that critics "love" the show, which in its final episode contained "frank discussions about STD’s, abortion references, frequent drug use, and brutish behavior – basically what audiences have come to expect from premium cable networks." He went on to grouse that "numerous left-wing columnists will continue to praise the show for its ‘brutal honesty’ and ‘gritty realism.’"

Robertson did not explain how anyone can be declared a "liberal" or "left-wing" based on the sole metric of liking one specific TV show.

Yet one of the critics he singlees out for loving the show is quoted as saying "there were some parts … that I absolutely loved, but it didn’t exactly leave me wanting more." He further undermined his own premise later in the article by noting that "a couple of writers were actually critical of 'Girls.'"

Posted by Terry K. at 11:11 AM EDT

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