May 21, 2007

Elite Media comes right out and says it:

"You're stupid; leave the criticism and commentary to the 'experts.'"

Check out the words of the LA Times' Richard Schickel:

Let me put this bluntly, in language even a busy blogger can understand: Criticism and its humble cousin, reviewing is not a democratic activity. It is, or should be, an elite enterprise, ideally undertaken by individuals who bring something to the party beyond their hasty, instinctive opinions of a book (or any other cultural object). It is work that requires disciplined taste, historical and theoretical knowledge and a fairly deep sense of the author's (or filmmaker's or painter's) entire body of work, among other qualities.

Got that? Are you an average working stiff -- someone like a carpenter, an engineer, a plumber? Then how DARE you criticize politicians! Don't you know you aren't INFORMED enough to make such a complaint? After all, politicians only make use of YOUR money, so what do WE have to say anything about it, right?

Just place your faith in the Schickel's of the American Elite. Bitching about high taxes cutting in to your bottom line? Stop it, you ignorant peasant. Don't you know that your taxes go for society's "greater good"? Don't say a damn word unless you get educated.

Heh. Here's what I say to guys like Schickel: Go f*** yourself. You're just like the scared liberals detailed here who are pissed that their long-held monopoly on outlets for ideas has been torn asunder.


Posted by Hube at May 21, 2007 05:33 PM | TrackBack

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I depend upon reviews and criticism to select what I'm going to watch or read. I can tell jerks like this right off. If they like it I skip it.

I can also tell hacks. Read just like the blurbs on a book jacket. Didn't see it or read it. Same decision.

Posted by: Roy Lofquist at May 24, 2007 09:44 PM