EbertArmond White, the controversial film critic for the New York Press, is back in the news. Not for trashing another popular movie like 'Toy Story 3,' but for trashing the best-known and perhaps most popular critic in the business, Roger Ebert.

White told reporters for the movie website SlashFilm that through the thumbs-up/thumbs-down edicts that Ebert and the late Gene Siskel expressed on their syndicated TV show, that "It is fair to say that Roger Ebert destroyed film criticism."

White also said that when Ebert became a critic for the Chicago Sun-Times in 1967 he didn't have the knowledge or foundation for that job. "I'm a pedigreed film critic," White said. "I've studied it. I know it. Ebert just simply happened to have the job ... He does not have the foundation."
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