Monday, August 02, 2010

Washington Post TV Critic Tom Shales' Woman Problem Continues

Creepy Tom Shales continues his obsession with Christiane Amanpour. Shales has complained constantly about the choice of Amanpour as the new host of ABC's This Week. Over at Jezebel, it's been observed that Shales 'reviews female journalists with his dick.' Apparently Amanpour does nothing for it. Or Shales just has a thing for male-dominated talk shows. For starters, the sexist tv critic doesn't like the woman's hair: "Neither you nor I has stooped to mentioning that hair of hers — yipe."

In his latest column, Shales terms Amanpour a "globe-trotting Fancy-Pants" and "Grand Duchess Amanpour." He suggests that the woman is a Taliban sympathizer. Other than Tom Shales' habit of reviewing Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric and other female journalists with his dick, there's this:

But this is unsurprising if you've read Shales' other articles about women journalists. Sure, when it comes to an actress in a television drama, it may be creative license to say, as Shales did, that Geena Davis can "veto my legislation anytime. Starring as the first woman to hold the highest office in the land, Davis reminds us what we have missed in most of our past, real-life presidents: cuteness." Or to write of Kirstie Alley's Fat Actress that her body has "grown in size like one of those voracious radioactive monsters in sci-fi films of the '50s...And it's not just that she's fat; her face has taken on threatening, demonic features, and she's always pushing her sloppy hair out of her eyes. She's a Disney cartoon villain in three, or four, dimensions." Or even to opine of the Roman Polanski case, "There is, apparently, more to this crime than it would seem, and it may sound like a hollow defense, but in Hollywood I am not sure a 13-year-old is really a 13-year-old."

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