Most of what writers classify as hate mail I would call simply strong disagreements. However, this item, which arrived in my inbox tonight from a writer who was too cowardly to sign his (or her!) name to it, surely counts: “You are the perfect moral argument for abortion. If you were black, you’d be the perfect moral argument for lynching, and if you were Jewish, you’d be the perfect moral argument for Auschwitz.”
The writer doesn’t provide context but this is likely in response to my Guardian piece today judging Sarah Palin the winner of Thursday’s debate. The moderator already had to remove several items from the message boards there. Don’t know what more to say except that this is ugly stuff, folks.