Yeah did anybody even read the quotes? Why is Nate getting blasted for something the author put into his own words. The whole "partial blame" comment was created by the author. Nate was insinuating that Joe's commentary influenced fan reaction, not the judges' decision. If you want to insult him for that then by all means but I think people just read the title and decided they'd come in and bash on the guy.
Between what the author said, the limited quotes, and the video taken down, it is not that surprising that he is getting bashed. I highly doubt that the whole video consisted of those quotes alone.
I will admit that I thought that he was talking about the judges as well as the fans. I do think that he was talking more about that fans now, but I understand how people could have taken it differently than it was intended just like I did.