After reading through the vitriolic comments on Ben Sach’s review of The Avengers, I was shocked by what I saw. But before I dive into the meat of my incredulity, let me say that The point of this post isn’t to come to Sachs’s aid. He doesn’t need it. He already said his piece in an eloquent and self-effacing post to the Bleader on Friday. And besides, the dude already stood his ground in writing his review in the first place. In other words, he doesn’t need to make excuses, and the fact that he did go out of his way to create some context proves how thoughtful he is—indeed, the furthest thing from “a closet bigot,” “really stupid” or “an attention whore.”