Sound Bite: Criticism isn't evil Criticism, when it’s offered by people who know what they’re doing, isn’t evil. It’s a force that enriches, an aesthetic helping hand, a declaration of reality that helps the best artists prevail. -Entertainment Weekly writer Owen Gleiberman in this fantastic post on why the “Idol” judges are to blame for Pia Toscano’s premature elimination. His argument for the value of criticism is spot-on. (Are you reading this, Taylor Swift?) Posted on April 18, 2011 by Tara Seetharam and filed under Sound Bites.