Do Bad Restaurant Reviews Really Make Readers Feel Good?

Words are weapons, Rayner.

"You start your Sunday morning reading a terrible review of somebodys restaurant and as long as youre not the chefs mother, youre probably going to feel slightly better for the rest of the day, Identity-theft victim Jay Rayner on the subject of being a restaurant critic, 50 years after the New York Times published its first restaurant review. [CNN]