I suspect this writer is not referring to ALL comments, just some of the less thoughtful ones:
“I basically like “comments,” though they can seem a little jarring: spit-flecked rants that are appended to a product that at least tries for a measure of objectivity and dignity. It’s as though when you order a sirloin steak, it comes with a side of maggots.”
– Gene Weingarten, columnist for the Washington Post, on how the Internet is changing print journalism.
The problem is the people that vitriol is directed at won’t recognize themselves as the maggots . . .