Hudson Valley Angry Over Local DJ’s Facebook Posts
Radio listeners are very angry.
Facebook can be a wonderful tool for connecting with people and creating new friendships. But it can also be a whirlpool of hate and destruction.
This year, radio listeners in the Hudson Valley became extremely heated and angry over some posts on the official WPDH Facebook page. The problem is, we're still trying to figure out why.
As 2017 draws to a close, we're looking back at some of the most interesting moments of the year. The amount of anger heaped at innocent Facebook news stories is something we're still scratching our heads over.
No matter what the topic, many of you were not shy about unleashing a waterfall of hatred and anger. The blowups were so ridiculous many people accused us of making them up. Yes, they were outrageous, but we promise they were all genuine comments from real followers of the WPDH Facebook page.
An innocent story about leeches in a local watering hole set off the beginning of your outrage:
Over the summer we took our show on a tiny house tour, broadcasting from different locations throughout the Hudson Valley. The idea of tiny houses was another topic that got under people's skin:
We knew the outrage had hit its peak when the angry comments kept coming, even though we were away on vacation. That's right: even when we weren't posting on Facebook, the anger continued for literally no reason at all.
Sadly, we have to report that your anger has not subsided. In fact, it's spread to even more unlikely targets. Stay tuned for upcoming editions of "Facebook Hates Boris" to find out what we mean. Or just click on any random story in our Facebook feed and you'll be sure to stumble upon one yourself.