Comment: My guess...

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My guess...

is that the "negative attention" was due not to the body of his comment, but its headline "Not true". The headline places the body of the comment to be interpreted as opposing the sentiment of the above comment to which it is in reply. It is that implied opposition to which the negative attention is likely aimed. Most here at the DP do not find the sentiments of both comments' bodies to be mutually exclusive.