Sometimes I am so blown away by the angry e-mails I receive that I post them here.
Today, I received the worst one ever. It read, simply:
I am so glad they cut off your head in Pakistan.
This is clearly a reference to Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was murdered in 2002 in Karachi, Pakistan. The question is, Who would ever, ever, ever write such a thing? I mean, I’m truly fascinated by this:
Step Aâ€”I write a column bashing Hall of Fame voters.
Step Bâ€”You disagree strongly with my take.
Step Câ€”You write, “I am so glad they cut off your head in Pakistan.”
Is it supposed to be funny? Cruel? Threatening? Is there any sensitivity to the fact that a real person actually was murdered? Or, in this age of smack-talking bull*&^$, is that insignificant?