Or more approriately, to each other?
Scott Feschuk produced a stupid, cheap, sexist & puerile piece for Macleans that compared escort and hooker. It's been removed now, and according to a tweet I read, he has apologized. So, if readers had not expressed their disgust, he wouldn't have known it was offensive and dirt-dumb?
I wonder ... if DAMMIT JANET! did a similar piece comparing politicians and Macleans staff writer, would the subjects would find it amusing?
For example the former might be considered prickless farts and the latter heartless pricks. Yeah, that exact kind of *humour*.