The 99 to 1 thing is like, as far as I can tell, not at all what Phil receives.
Just look at any of the comments on Polytron articles. Its probably, realistically, 1 in 50 of the people commenting are not personally attacking phil.
For whatever reason alot of the internet just hates the guy. It sucks, and I don't think its reasonable for him to put up with it. The way indie game development is these days, you are going to do better if you are active in social media. But it cannot be worth it if literally every 49/50 comments are telling you to choke a dick, or die, or calling you a talentless hipster hack. And we can't expect him to just develop a thick skin to that, its ridiculous.