Megan Had It Coming
Megan Had It Coming is the title of a blog created on November 18, 2007 by a person calling herself "Kristen" who claimed to be close to the Megan Meier MySpace Suicide controversy. The blog contained three posts: "Set the record straight," "Who's really at fault?" and "I'm Lori Drew."
Within three weeks, the blog had received over 5,300 comments, reports on CNN and Fox News, widespread condemnation, a statement from the Drew attorney denying Lori was the author, and a pledge from the St. Louis Cyber Crimes police division to investigate whether the blog violated any laws, and who created the blog.
U GOT RICKROLLED
On December 9, all entries in the MHIC blog were replaced with a single entry containing a Rickroll and a link to Encyclopedia Dramatica. Chances are, if you're reading this, you already knew that. You may now choose to familiarize youself with the concept of LULZ.
While the blog appeared to be a defense of Lori Drew, the sociopathic neighbor mom accused of masterminding the plot to kill Megan, it actually demonstrated the collective stupidity of thousands of Internet users who confuse blog comments for having actual intellectual discourse.
EPIC TROLL IS EPIC
—Fox News, 100%
—Internet Genius Trench Reynolds, MyCrimeSpace, 100%
The further attention spurred thousands of Internet users to flood the blog with messages of hate and condemnation. As of December 9, the blog had received over 5,300 comments.
The majority of comments were as cohesive and informed as this video post about the MHIC blog:
After enough bawwwing to Faux News, we've finally got ahold of that shady hooligan who posted all those words to the internets! Crisis averted, everyone. Don't worry, we'll get on that prosecution thing ASAP.
—♥ ☆ Whiskey ☆ ♥, on coherence
—Some guy on MySpace
The Blog Entry and Comments
A Message to Jason Fortuny from Tina Meier
—Tina Meier, You have been TOLD
—Shell-Belle, On Atheism in blogging
—**l!l~m!ss~n!k!**, On who is going to pick Jason up for his ride to internet jail
- The blog in question
- St. Charles Journal article by Steve Pokin asks the all-important question, "WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT???"
- AOL News Blogger Ada Calhoun jumps on the sociopath bandwagon
- Death By 1000 Papercuts takes a cheap shot at the MHIC author, saying she had lots of time on her hands ... while making a full report late on a Sunday night.
- Jason Fortuny's MySpace page
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