Way back when in ancient days -- two years or so ago -- I wondered about all the anger and nastiness that continues to define much of the copyfight. Then I started this blog, and received the continued attentions of a number of delightful souls who see it as their mission to reflexively disagree with every word I might utter here in my personal digital space.
This evening, doing some online reading written by actual journalists, I have been given some insight. From this past weekend's New York Times Magazine -- there aren't trolls under every bridge, but there sure are trolls:
The Trolls Among Us
In related news, this item appears in The Onion today --
Local Idiot to Post Comment on the Internet
Be warned; there's some spicy language. (thanks bookninja)