Are people more nasty these days or does the ease of getting an audience through technology just encourage the already rude and ignorant.
Media critic Howard Kurtz writes about a "torrent" of vitreolic tweets about the illness of former President George H.W. Bush who is improving after a month long bout with bronchitis at a Houston hospital.
For some social media is empowering, but in a very negative way.
Ailing George Bush Sr. Draws Torrent of Hate Tweets | Daily Download