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Given that your opinion was spot on, I would doubt you'll get much.God knows how much flak I'll get over my post..... sigh.
However I would have preferred you didn't try to justify your point by comparing the response to Merv's behaviour with the response to Joel's behaviour. I feel you are comparing apples with oranges.
It is a normal human response when frustrated for people to behave in an uncalled for and ugly manner. It doesn't mean it's right, it just means it's normal. It's how you respond to your flawed behaviour once you cool that defines you.
People behave badly, people say things they don't mean, I have told many a poster to "eat shit and die". It's not literal. It just means I have lost my cool, I am behaving badly and I will need to be responsible for acting like a hate spewing monster.
I felt it was pretty much a non event that was hammed up for maximum possible outrage. Sounds to me the only real outrage was on Twitter, which is basically the home of the hater, so no surprises there.