Tom, on one hand I agree with you that it's a great thing to expose the ass-kissing LITERARY 69 positioning that goes on in the literary world. However, few things irritate me more than those who hide their identity to attack. Murderers have more integrity. In fact, passive-aggressive is right down there with child molestation, the worst of the worst in human behavior.
There's nothing courageous about someone who hides their identity to EXPOSE others. Is the irony completely lost here? Hide to bring someone else's shit out of hiding? YUCK! GEESH, it brings the bile right up my throat!