It’s a slow day on the Huffington Post, so I thought I would post the point system that Matt and I are putting together for scoring our Most Hateful Comments. We will try to award this once per thread, and maybe at some point keep track of a Top Ten list. Without further ado, here’s the scoring as it stands. We are open to further suggestions in the comments section.
1 pt per buzzword used in the comment. Examples including “racism,” “apartheid,” “Nazi,” “genocide,” “colonialism,” "massacre," etc.
1 pt per ad hominem attack made on another poster.
1 pt for spelling Jews as “Jooos.”
1 pt for making any of the following comments but using “Zionists” in place of “Jews.”
2 pts for comparing Israeli actions to those of the Nazis. This includes accusing Israel of genocide.
2 pts for claiming that critics of Israel are stifled by accusations of anti-Semitism.
2 pts for accusing the “Jews” of something bad. (This includes insinuations about “the chosen people”)
2 pts per conspiracy theory reference (e.g. USS Liberty or 9/11)
3 pts for claiming that anti-Semitism isn’t real because Arabs are Semites too.
3 pts for claiming that the Jews control America. (2 pts if it’s just AIPAC)
3 pts for referencing a classic anti-Semitic trope (such as the Protocols or baking matzah with blood)
3 pts for stating that the Jews should “go back to Europe” or “go back to where they came from.”
3 pts for accusing the Jews of controlling the media.
3 pts for a call for people to boycott Israel.
4 pts for accusing American Jews of being more loyalty to Israel than America. 1 pt in addition if this includes an accusation that American Jews are pushing America to a war they won't fight in themselves.
4 pts for claiming that there is no Israel or other attacks on Israel's existence.