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Alyssa Rosenberg (ThinkProgress) and Michael C. Moynihan (The Daily Beast)

On Critic Proof, Alyssa talks to Michael about race on television. Michael discovers that HBO’s Girls isn’t just for girls, and Alyssa argues that Lena Dunham’s not racist, but her show’s first season had a race problem. Alyssa argues that better racial portrayals would lead to TV that is more interesting, and Michael is skeptical that writers should worry about their audience’s self-esteem. Is shallow criticism trivializing the charge of racism? In closing, Michael and Alyssa applaud Donald Glover’s appearance on Girls as a black Republican.

Recorded:Jan 31    Posted:Feb 3, 2013
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Critic Proof | Feb 3, 2013 | Alyssa Rosenberg & Michael C. Moynihan

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