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Record hate mail

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by azom, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. azom

    azom Member

    Just wondering what your record is for hate mail (or e-mails) received in a day. I got 21 today, all for the same column I wrote on an NFL quarterback. That set a new record for me. 8)
  2. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    43 in two days. knew i was doing it when i wrote the column, but it had to be said.
  3. 132 or so ... for a story I did on a controversial topic here in the South. The story was posted on a couple of hate group's message boards. About a dozen of the emails were death threats.

    I spent about 2 hours responding to each one, with a special prize inside for the idiots who threatened my life ... mainly just pointing out their stupidity with blaming the messenger. Most apologized.

    Good times, good times.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I hate that you were writing about a quarterback in June/July, too. Make it 22.
  5. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    About 75 in a day...and it was in college, no less.
  6. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Well, I got one yesterday after writing an article about a world-class athlete who was in a coma, had brain surgery and is now on his way back to competition after a little more than a year.

    dude writes to whine about how medicare/aid paid for all the treatment and how he was stuck with the (tax) bill for all these young punks who do extreme sports and get hurt. Nevermind the fact this athlete had insurance, it happened in Europe and it wasn't an 'extreme' sport any more than running a 10K is.
  7. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    Can this include negative comments on a blog or comments on a story online?
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Let me guess. That hate mail was from Michael Moore?
  9. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I don't think I've ever had more than 30. Of course, that was after Alabama lost to Miss. State.
  10. Back in the days before e-mail, I got 125 on one column.
  11. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Nope. It was Yawn.
  12. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    I once had 22 e-mails and 11 phone calls saying I should be fired for not giving a proverbial blow job in a column to the local college football team.
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