Back in the early days of internet/blogging, mainstream media types hated it because they were confronted with actual criticism that had largely eluded their beautiful minds before that. Well, not just criticism, but contempt.
That's much less of an issue than it used to be, but the "civility" discussion still goes on. How dare you say mean things about that person who is being paid lots of money to speak to a captive audience at your graduation!!!
Whenever you identify with elites, pause for a second. You're probably doing it wrong.