Shonda Rhimes Takes Down NY Times Critic Who Called Her An 'Angry Black Woman'

09/19/2014 10:46 am ET | Updated Sep 19, 2014
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Shonda Rhimes had little patience on Friday for the way the television critic of the New York Times wrote about her and her shows.

Alessandra Stanley—whose tenure at the Times has been filled with many a bump—may have intended to be complimentary when she wrote an article about how Rhimes has changed the landscape for black women on television, but she probably could have chosen a better way to start the piece off this way:

When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography, it should be called “How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman.”

On Thursday, Ms. Rhimes will introduce “How to Get Away With Murder,” yet another network series from her production company to showcase a powerful, intimidating black woman.

Come again?

Critics took issue with just about every single aspect of the entire article.

Rhimes, though, zeroed right in on that lede:

Ouch.

(Full disclosure: this writer is one of the Huffington Post's official "Scandal" recappers, and really, really wants it to be on again already.)

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