What are WP readers trying to say when they ‘like’ the story about Hitchens’ cancer?

New York Observer
At last check, 374 Post readers “like” the story about Christopher Hitchens being diagnosed with cancer. Dan Duray asks: “Do they actually like the idea that the man has cancer? Are they just trying to tell their friends the news? At any rate, it’s a case of bad news made worse by social networking.”

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