There’s a lot of chatter on the Internet today about the firing of longtime Village Voice film critic J. Hoberman. Five years ago today, I posted an NPR story about critics boycotting the Voice’s Pazz & Jazz poll to show their support for fired music critic Robert Christgau.
Here’s my post from January 5, 2007
Many critics say they won’t be voting in VV’s Pazz & Jop poll
Some are still upset about the firing of longtime Village Voice music critic Robert Christgau. “He was one of three or four people who invented rock criticism,” says the New Yorker’s Sasha Frere-Jones. “When you fire Bob Christgau, you know, it’s a slap in the face to so many of us in so many ways.”