Saturday, February 26, 2011

Hmm ...

... Owl Criticism. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

An odd piece. We are told that no one loves a reviewer, but that there are reviews so great that they that amount to a gift pointing you to something that will enhance your life. That would seem to be a reason to at least like a reviewer.
We are also told that a reviewer's opinion ought to be "based on a description and a judicious citation of evidence." But the swipe at Michelle Bachmann -- that she makes "outrageous statements simply in order to become famous" -- is itself not backed up with any evidence. We simply have to take Baxter's word for it that (a) she makes outrageous statements and (b) that her motive for making such statements is is order to become famous. The only outrageous statement by Bachmann that I have heard of was the use of the phrase "armed and dangerous." But the phrase was taken out of context and referred not to being armed with weapons, but with information. Hardly outrageous.

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