Here's a story in the Daily Mail about a stand-up comedian I never heard of who punched a journalist when he found out the journalist was tweeting about him negatively. The punchee appeared to have been injured more in his self-absorbed dignity than physically.
It occurs to me that the Republic might be much improved if maybe three or four journalists got punched now and then. Maybe a coupla dozen politicians as well. Not to cause injury, but just, shall we say, for purposes of enlightenment.