Knight and DayIn January, I was asked to write a little piece about Mel Gibson and the fact that I thought his new film, 'Edge of Darkness,' was an OK film. That's it, that's all I said.

What followed were 1,046 comments portraying me as the worst person in the world. Actually, only about 750 of those comments were negative; the remaining 296 comments were in favor of my post -- but somehow seemed worse than the 750 that were against me.

This is why, initially, when I was asked, I made it clear that there was no possible way I would ever write an "In Defense of" post about Tom Cruise. What I get paid to write a post like this pales in comparison to the bill for my therapy to mentally get over some of the things written in the comments.