In 2 recent postings, to his Pajamas Media Blog, Ron Rosenbaum tosses in his 2 cents on Anonymous Commenters:
I just can’t believe that the average human being is as creepily vicious as the average commenter...
Anonymity allows the the inner thug and thick-head to emerge with no fear of being shamed or embarrassed by their ugly deficiencies. They can be low brow creeps and not get caught. It’s why bank robbers wear masks. Of course not all the most moronic are anonymous; some are too stupid to know how stupid they appear and so proudly affix their real names to their lame remarks. But in general I think if you administered an IQ test the anonymous would score significantly lower. They’re the special ed class of blogging. Like monkeys in a cage they seem to be unaware that there are other ways of expressing their views than throwing feces.
He gets cranky at both Liberal and Conservative miscreants. ;-D
One thing must be said: Not all Anonymous Commenters are bad, and the identity of many can be easily found by following links to their Blogs, or even Blog Profiles, under certain commenting systems.
Read the rest, and the comments: Come Out Anonymous Cowards! This is Your Chance
Well, his rant, and his challenge, went over well. ;-D
4 days later he writes again:
Thank you, cowardly anonymous commenters for so perfectly proving my point about your thuggish and abusive and yet oh-so-timid nature. More than anything it’s clear you can dish it out, but you can’t take it. So many of you act like little playground crybabies when you’re the target of criticism, SO upset that your self-evident cowardice is being exposed. It made me laugh over and over again.
By the way some of you seem to have reading comprehension difficulties as well and missed the point that it is the hostile abusive commenters whose anonymity I was calling cowardly - not the ordinary commenter who disagrees. Talk back all you want but don’t be so infantile and timid that you won’t use your own name when you’re sounding so bold and brave and bullying.
Read the rest, and the comments: Thank You, Thank You!