A closer-to-home example is when a City Paper contributor and my friend, Gabby Wathen, got caught up in internet hysteria the other week when a GoFundMe page she made after being charged $362 for a 20-minute ride from Uber on Halloween went viral. The page, which was created as a joke and reached its goal almost purely through donations from Wathen's family and friends, became an unjustified platform for people to attack Wathen, mostly on the basis that she was a young, attractive woman who felt "entitled" to strangers' money. Words about her appearance (She wouldn't have gotten money if she wasn't hot! Typical pretty girl entitlement! Wah wah wah, I'm a child) and irresponsibility were thrown around as the outlets that reported this story-that-really-wasn't-even-a-story cast judgment on her without even trying to understand what was really going on. She wrote a blog post for City Paper clearing up the situation, but a comment on that post said: "Seriously, how can you support her? Doesnt seem like she contributes anything but reviews of raves and underwear runs ending in heavy drinking." A nice glance into how commenters will ignore facts (Wathen ran in her underwear to raise more than $500 for charity, ahem . . .) to villianize somebody and putting the blame on them instead of on shoddy reporting.