Stirring the Internet’s Cauldron of Hate
When you write frequently and in public places on the Internet, there are bound to be readers who disagree with what you’re saying. Every writer working for a web-based publication is forced to quickly acclimate to the torrents of anonymous hate which have a tendency to fill up comments sections.
I tend to take a fight-or-flight stance towards hateful comments: either I hit back with a reasoned defense or, when such a response isn’t possible, I flat-out ignore it. The one reprinted below, posted this morning on my GTA IV PC review at UGO’s Gamesblog, is simply too entertaining to be allowed to fade into obscurity. It’s definitely in the running for my favorite comment of ’09:
“fcuk you retarded Adam Rosenberg!!. GTA4 was a mess and you give it all A’s. Fcuk you. you didnt play the pc version. you play the xbox360 or ps3 version and give the marks to the pc version. did you play the game till the end? i guess not. then how can you review the game when you didnt finished or even PLAY the fcuking danm thing?
Adam Rosenberg is a whroe.”
I’ll let that speak for itself. What about y’all? I know at least some of you reading this create words for Internet consumption. Do you have any favorite bits of Hate which get a special place in your dark and twisted Writer’s Heart? Any of you readers think you can top that one up there? Please, by all means share your hate below.