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Snark by David Denby
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This would get 3.5 stars if I could assign half stars. It falls short of being a 4-star book because it's a bit scattershot. If it were a longer book, this approach would become quite wearisome, but it's such a quick read that I'm able to overlook its faults.

I found the following paragraph to be a perfect summary of both my outlook and the author's: "I have a tendency, I know, to be bothered by cynicism, slander, and failed, nasty wit more than I should, and, indeed, to take things too seriously in general, yet I think the genuinely bad stuff should be noted. There is, after all, no inherent reason why a democratic media society has to be stupid."
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