Mudcat Café message #1573623 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #84959   Message #1573623
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
01-Oct-05 - 04:37 PM
Thread Name: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorseseDocumentary
Subject: RE: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorseseDocumentary
Labelling some kinds of comment as begrudging isn't the same as dismissing the value of criticism. In fact, begrudging is a refusal to exercise critical faculties. Not that different from the refusal to exercise critical faculties which is shown by people who treat artists as idols to be worshipped.

And, as some of the reactions to Dylan at various points have shown, idol worshippers can easily turn into begrudgers. Whether the opposite is true, I am unsure - but I suspect it is. Particularly when they turn their attention from one artist to another.