Prominent among the former is his suggestion that Hiller is a "slanter": that her work, "in formal terms, trims the sails to fit the prevailing wind," and that the effect of walking through the exhibition was one of "accelerating through the dominant stylistics of the extended period it covers." Setting aside the vagueness of Herbert's use of the terms formal and stylistics, the implication here is that Hiller's practice is lamely derivative--parasitic on the art tendencies and media innovations with which it has been involved.
Herbert also uses the word slanter to describe Hiller's development, ascribing it to P.
Chavez "a power hungry autocrat." CBS News assessed him as "a blowhard." Brit Hume, Fox's slanter
, spread fear as recklessly as the Bush administration he so admires by speculating that Mr.