Some think negative reviews should not be printed but I feel differently, especially for restaurants that are new, highly publicized, golden-oldies or any much in the public view.
Negative reviews lend credibility to the positive ones.
I agree with you wholeheartedly, and when I reviewed restaurants in Ann Arbor, I did publish a few negative reviews. Now, I have started writing for a Toledo paper, and my editor has directed me to write recommendations, not reviews. Any criticisms get edited out of my pieces.
I have decided to swallow my pride and keep on with my articles for this paper because I want to write more and because it is somewhat of a challenge to be peppy all of the time. I like challenges! My husband is devastated. He thinks I'm ruining my reputation.
What do you think?