Some people said nice things:

"Aaron Sankin is one of those rare reporters who truly cares about every detail and then lays out a compelling story as such. His fascination with the minute has led him to uncover some of the most interesting pieces in San Francisco, following each twist as a tale unfolds and drawing in a growing audience of readers along the way. His work is funny, poignant, and at times, truly stunning. He's a pleasure to work with and would be an asset to any reporting team."

- Carly Schwartz, Deputy National Editor, The Huffington Post

"It's rare to find a reporter who can demonstrates both journalistic rigor and sparkling wit, but Aaron has both, as well as the judgement to know how much of the latter is appropriate to employ. He's a joy to edit!"

- Eve Batey, Editor In Chief, The San Francisco Appeal

"After two years, hundreds of stories and tens of thousands of Facebook followers (thanks entirely to Aaron), I can say this: working with Aaron Sankin has been one of the great pleasures of my career.

Not only is he dependable and fun to work alongside, Aaron is one of the best reporters I know. He is passionate, thorough and investigative, but possesses the rare quality of knowing when to let go. He is also a smart and hilarious writer who made me care about the issues he cared about. I am a better reporter because of Aaron."

- Robin Wilkey, San Francisco Editor, The Huffington Post 

"[A] fascist, liberal, paranoid nutjob."

- A white supremacist on Reddit 

"My life is dope and I do dope shit."

- Kanye West, talking about himself