> But I admit I really like this guy. I'm not talking about his music now but about him as a human being.
Great for you. I don't know him, so I've got no idea, but from what I can see in his soapbox (which can be similar or can be different to his real life persona) is that, while he's got a lot of qualities (like any other human), he's also got a lot of flaws (like any other human). And I do consider his behaviour hypocrite when it comes to things like his attacks to journalists.
> Nobody's perfect. And I think sometimes everybody acts childish or behaves a bit hypocritically. No matter who you are.
My point exactly. And Brian's not immune to that.
> But I wouldn't call Brian's criticism towards journalists hypocrisy. I think you need to know something more about musicals to
make a constructive opinion about it on the press.
Likewise, you need to know something more about journalism to make a constructive opinion about it on your soapbox.
> But most journalist know nothing about it and they pretend they are experts.
Most rock stars know nothing about it (journalism) and they pretend they are experts.
> Some of them didn't even see the whole show and they write their opinion.
Some of them don't even read all pages of the newspaper and they write their opinion.
> They don't like it so they criticise it.
Same for Brian and his attacks on journalists.
> And Brian wasn't talking about their skills as writers..
Er... yes, he was, at least twice or thrice that I remember.
> but he only criticised them for writing stupid reviews about something they don't know.
He shouldn't, then, sink down to their level and write stupid criticism about something he doesn't know.
> You don't have to be a professional journalist to criticise somebody's opinion in this case. But you have to know something about musicals to write a proper review.
That's a double standard: if only musical writers can criticise musicals, then only newspaper owners can criticise newspapers. If you don't need to be a professional composer but at least know a bit about musicals, then same case there: you need to be a bit more knowledgeable about journalism to criticise it. Otherwise, it's what is called hypocrisy.
> But then you can only write an opinion based on what you feel.
Same for Brian and journalists.
> You can't compare WWRY to other musicals you can't really be judge of the show...
Brian can't compare a paper to another, he can't really be judge of a profession he's not involved with.
> it's like somebody who listens only to the classical music goes to rock concert and writes a review...
It's like somebody who's not an expert in journalism goes to his soapbox and criticises a journalist...
> and it's a bad opinion because it was too loud and scary and he was half deaf after the show..
And it's a bad opinion because he feels like insulting the people. If he doesn't want unfair criticism to his musicals and his profession in general (or his noble causes such as the animal thing), then he shouldn't be unfairly criticising other people's professions especially if he, just like in the reverse case, knows very little about it. Otherwise, it's what's called hypocrisy.
> oh and the lights where blinding..:)See the point? His arguments are stupid because he knows nothing about the subject so he can't really be a judge.
Likewise, Brian criticisng journalists and even going as far as to personal attacks is stupid because he knows nothing about the subject so he can't really be a judge. If he whines about people criticising his work when they know nothing about it, he shouldn't be doing the same. Otherwise, it's what's known as hypocrisy.
> I believe a person need to "do some homework" before writing about some things in the press such as music, mucicals, movies etc....
I believe a person needs to 'do some homework' before writing about some things in a soapbox such as journalism, people's skills (or lack thereof), etc. If Brian whines about people criticising his work when they know nothing about it, he shouldn't be doing the same. Otherwise, it's what's known as hypocrisy.
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