Michael Arrington of TechCrunch Receives Death Threats, is Spat On

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Jan 31, 2009 • References: techcrunch & blogs.wsj
TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington announced on Wednesday that he was taking a break from his blog after receiving a deluge of hostility. Arrington disclosed that he has received a number of death threats, but the hostility reached its crescendo at the Digital, Life, Design conference in Munich, where Arrington was spat upon by a conference attendee.

Arrington published a post to alert his readers of his decision to halt his writing, and does not expect to return back to the blog until at least March. Stats for Hostility Towards Bloggers Trending: Older & Chilly
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