It's the internet.When your website is more blog then publication you present yourself as a less professional outfit. You bring politics into a discussion, you bring political discourse. Not professional political discourse is the worst. People feel strongly about that stuff. Right/Wrong, all opinion. Neither are right, neither are wrong. Just because you 'feel' it doesn't make it so. But neither 'side' is going to realise any of that.
I guess I'm getting old. I genuinely believed that putting anything on the internet is done so at the risk of both reward and hate. Hate is a very easy thing to put on the internet, it takes fractions of the effort and care then to do it in actual reality. It's when people take the internet as their primary means of communication and interactivity that causes it to carry more weight. If you read every bit of text with the same brevity, you are assuming that everything a youth is saying carries the weight of a wise, weighted thought, considering person. Thats not how the world works. Twitter is just like the worst irc chatroom, but now open to the entire world. People can't express themselves through text as much as in real, actual converse, so they tend to over react and bring normal to incredulous rather quickly. Pointing a finger at someone in real life is a much stronger gesture then doing it online. It's really easy to do with a keyboard. But its all empty, and not real. Obviously this is about a culture that attracted itself a coordinated attack, victims without reason gave an opportunity to attackers without guts. All done over a medium without nuance, and without any humanity to begin with.
Has much happened in real life though? Actual, interpersonal interaction?