My initial reaction to this news was, I think, pretty typical. I first thought about how everyone involved was being immature and they need to not let things get to them, they ought to focus on the good, acknowledge and let pass by the bad. After reading this article though I had a thought: "maybe it's not enough to simply focus on the good etc. maybe the awful vile things people post on the internet shouldn't be tolerated, maybe it should be responded by hate and and emotions of that magnitude."
I've realized that I hate that people make rape or death threats towards people they don't know, I hate the way people act on the internet. On the one hand some comments can be deconstructed in order to find a simpler intention of the original thought, but on the other it's usually blown out of proportion and that is when the totally inappropriate and hateful comments come into play. When things get to that point I think that it shouldn't be tolerated.
In a real life setting if someone were to threaten to rape your wife you'd at least respond with a "fuck you" and depending on the situation a fight or even police intervention would be implemented. As a society we don't tolerate threats like these, why should we start just because it's the internet. The internet is just as much a society as a modern city is.
I very much like and agree with this comment.