Perhaps not a clown, but his motivation is the same as KR's – driving Internet traffic to his site for profit.
I will take that one step further.
Either Tony Northrup is:
1) Incompetent as a photographer
Either one is bad in my book.
If he wants to do a review of two cameras, know how to set them up to get the most out of them, if he can't, then he is incompetent, should do more research on the cameras he is reviewing, and perhaps even learn a bit about photography. To demonstrate a glaring lack of knowledge of the Canon system and then make comments related to pro-usage either shows him to be a sham or an idiot.
He can be a down right disingenuous pr&*k who intentionally took bad photos to tilt a review.
I have my ideas and others can form their own opinion.
And while KR is a tool, it is really not nice to throw him in the likes of Tony Northrup. TN aspires to one day be as suave and savvy as KR