Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Point System

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.

1 comment:

  1. The chief of Mossad, Meir Dagan, was quoted in the Israeli press as making the point more succinctly: “Israel is gradually turning from an asset to the United States to a burden.”

    You may need a new fantasy. :))