Thia happens only in New York.
Chicago? Maybe. Los Angeles? Likely. Richmond? Never. Miami? Never. Houston? They would be silenced somehow.
But in New York? Anything goes. If you are pissed off at something else and you decided to do something about it -- people will pick it up. At first, someone saw this guy masturbating on the subway train. This girl took the picture of this guy discretely. Mentioned about it on flickr and Craigslist (Craigslist rules! Nice cock on ugly guy but on subway train? Totally tasteless!) -- then suddenly, several bloggers picked it up. Then the NYC's Tabloid, NY Daily News picked it up. Now DrudgeReport is picking it up.
Only in New York, my dear, only in New York! The town where you can retaliate on anyone else for doing something so tasteless.
On Another Note: My friend, far away in the Midwest, IMmed me to mention that she noticed something odd about the distribution of DeafDigest operated by Barry Strassler, "Why is Barry Strassler doing this at 2:30 AM in the morning?! Makes you wonder why he does it at nighttime, is it?"
That is good question, I wonder about that as of now.