Ohhhh Lisa. Horrible, greasy-haired, bull terrier of a chef that she is, she's still hanging on in this season of Top Chef. Our good friend and blogger Joshua David Stein despises her. Our commenters despise her. Other bloggers and commenters on other blogs despise her. Why? Because she's nasty and petty and back-stabbing and wins only by undermining others' achievements. So yes, there is lots of vitriol on the web. But does she read all of it? Does she care? No. Because people who read blogs and write blogs are too poor for her taste.
Oh no, I don't read the blogs—you couldn't pay me to read the blogs. I don't want to know what people who can't even afford to eat in my restaurant, let alone know how to cook have to say about me, and the few comments I did read on Eater.com a few weeks back because my job asked me to read 'em. The best they could come up with was that I was ugly.