Critics are relentless in their criticism but they are stingy with their gratitude. After all, people enjoy critics because critics voice opposition.
Having said that, if a critic does not acknowledge progress in those whom he criticizes, does the critic not become a mere nattering nabob of negativity? Is there not a big and important line between a critic (who is a good person) and a cynic (who is not a good person)?
This is by way of saying “Thank you” to the StarTribune, which I have frequently criticized for failing to link to court documents. “Thank you” for deviating from your common practice in a post today about supposed heirs to the fortune of He-Who-Is-Widely-Known-As-Prince.