Another Angry Famous Tech Writer

A few days ago I posted about Joel Spolsky's post slamming the Bush administration that is somehow linked by Joel to an insurance advertisement.

This morning while reading my RSS feeds, Charles Petzold lashes out in a fairly visceral manner at Mel Gibson for his production of The Passion of the Christ referring to those that appreciate the film, "neo-naxis".

Is there something in the water?

Where is all this name calling and hatred coming from within the ranks of the technical writing elite?

These are the folks that I would expect good logical formation of conclusions, whether I agree or disagree with the opinions that result from these conclusions is another matter, but at least there would be a civil tone and a logical basis for the opinions.