"But why the surprise when dissent (at the Washington Post Internet site) took such a nasty turn? Potty-mouthed jerks have been part of Internet discourse since they hooked two UNIVACs together and the second accused the first of being a !*! John Bircher. Great swaths of the blogosphere are rich and smart and civil, yes. Other areas are infested with people whose hatred for George W. Bush is so intense they keep a squeegee by the TV to wipe the spittle off the screen."
Journo blogger James Lileks/Newhouse News Service goes on to provide clip-and-save tips on how to be a jerk on the Internet here.
Hat Tip: Bayview Herb for drawing this to my attention.