Do you hide behind keyboard courage? We're talking to you, haters

10:15 PM, Sep 26, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Call it a case of a punch line-turned-punching match. 

After a DC journalist tweeted some negative comments about a comedian's set, the comedian hauled off and punched the reporter. And this got us at WUSA9 thinking, what would you say to the negative Nancy who hides behind "keyboard courage?" 

Let's face it, we have all received tweets or emails or Facebook posts that were just plain negative. 

Reporter Ken Molestina has taken heat for his last name. Intern Noor Tagouri has been dissed just for sport. Journalist Aisha Chowdhry received negative comments about a story she did in her native Pakistan. And I have heard catty comments telling me to go work for a soap opera. Stop with the negative, people!

To commiserate, we talked to Danny Rouhier, sports radio host at 106.7 The Fan, and stand-up comedian, "Somebody disagreed with me about what the Wizards should do with their draft pick and that disagreement escalated from hey I think we should  pick this guy, I think we should pick that guy, some reasoning back and forth, then it went to I hope you get in a car accident."

This phenomenon caught Joe Concha of Mediaite's eye, "That's the culture that we're in now, it's a matter of broadcasting from your home, through Twitter, through Facebook, through social media, getting attention to yourself and how do you do that, go negative. If it bleeds, it leads, and it gets retweeted in 2013."

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