From Tom Shales…


Somewhere along the way, standards seem to have been not so much lowered as eliminated. “Content” has replaced that archaic term “substance” and seems to promise much less. Style, in many cases, is content; that’s not even really news anymore. The bar has been lowered so many times that it now just lies there on the floor, lifeless and limp, the outmoded relic of other eras.

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