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Which choice best summarizes what Beatty means when he says, “Magazines became a nice blend of vanilla tapioca. Books, so the damned snobbish critics said, were dishwater”?
Magazines continued to be tolerable, but books were considered to be trashy.
Self-important book critics marred the public's opinion of books, and maintained a neutral opinion toward magazines.
Newspapers outlived magazines and books when the latter two were outlawed by the government.
Magazines and books ceased to contain substantive content.
At some point, people began to recycle and compost books and publications.