The word critic (Greek, Latin) flashes back to the word judge. We know a critic as:1. One who forms and expresses judgments of the merits, faults, value, or truth of a matter.2. One who specializes especially professionally in the evaluation and appreciation of literary or artistic works: a film critic; a dance critic.3. One who tends to make harsh or carping judgments; a faultfinder.I know what a critic is because they destroy the lives of authors, script writers, and hack writers like me.A critic is supposed to be objective and not put his own taste on the plate. Well, evidently, not really.A critic says anything that he pleases.Sometimes a critic makes an important person angry such as the one that angered President Truman–during the worst time of the Korean War–saying that his singing daughter, Mary Margaret, was not all that great at her operatic art.The president wrote these words to the critic: “Some day I hope to meet you. When that happens you’ll need a new nose, a lot of beefsteak for black eyes, and perhaps a supporter below!”The letter did not make more folks angry at the critic. It did make the people angry at the president.Later, the president’s… Read full this story
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