Yeah, the attacks are getting ugly. It has gotten to the point where I find myself not commenting on articles anymore, because if you agree with him you're also attacked. But I don't think the social articles should stop.
Am I the only one who thinks ignoring things is a bad idea? Agree or disagree with his views, discourse is a good thing, and his articles certainly spark that. We just need to approach a degree of civility. There is a way to discuss things like this without being hurtful or spiteful. Things will always get heated, and that's fine, but there is a different between emotional and being a prick.
I'm glad GiantBomb isn't simply another video game website, but actually dives hard into some things that other sites either tip toe around, or are too afraid to take a stance on.