It can be a two-way street:

You really do have to wonder, at this point, if there’s ever a time when the average Gawker blogger says to himself, you know, I really am just a whiny, angry bitch, who just delights in inflicting verbal cruelty, and I appreciate the fun in being feted by other whiny, bitchy nothings who are so filled with bitterness over their utter failure to accomplish anything of meaning and value that they sit around and laugh along. Haha! That cop is choking that kid with his knee! Truly, you have spoken truth to the power of people who don’t like getting choked out unnecessarily by the cops. See it’s not just humor– there’s a moral here, people. And like every moral from Gawker, it’s “I’m better than you!”

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