She's not asking for anything.
Think of it this way: some random jackass posts on our boards about how a certain editor is a shitty writer and should be fired because s/he doesn't review games properly. Said editor makes a smarmy statement, setting off a firestorm. Who is at fault here? Certainly not our editor, especially since half of our number can be really sarcastic at times. Maybe the editor made a small contribution, but these people wait on a hair trigger to blow up over any little thing.
I do not blame Hepler for this debacle in the least, and find it hilarious that she was able to enrage people in such a way. Well, hilarious if not for the fact that these people are tremendous douchebags.