Why does the net hate politicians?

Matthew Taylor, former IPPR guru and Downing Street advisor, has left office with a speech criticising the media’s hostile attitude to politicians, and the rush to the extreme that can be seen from the Daily Mail to the Internet.

Is there really such visceral, knee-jerk hatred of politicians around? Well, you could check out Guido Fawkes, whose commenters think that all politicians should be shot. Oh, and of course, a few digs at Taylor’s sex life too.

“Behead those who claim Islam is violent”, anyone?