Donald Trump, addressing Liberty University commencement: “Nothing is easier — or more pathetic — than being a critic, because they’re people that can’t get the job done.”
Mary McNamara, LA Times television critic: “Well, the obvious first response is that this is pretty rich coming from a man who has spent years criticizing many, many people including and especially President Obama, mostly through the facile and pot-shotty platform of Twitter. Perhaps that is what he means by ‘nothing is easier than being a critic.’
“Still, even that sort of criticism remains an important part of our democracy, which was, after all, born of criticism. What were the founding father if not critics?"
—James Warren’s “Morning MediaWire,” The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, May 15, 2017
• Editorial Comment: What would that critical SOB Tom Jefferson say?
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