Notice any recurring patterns between woot's varied sectional "featured comments?"
for example, tech section nearly always only features positive comments at the top of discussions pertaining to any subsections, or item of the day. i've seriously never seen anything remotely negative in the featured comments up top in tech, even if they're valid concerns regarding shortcomings of the product. i think this is also true of the main woot! section, but i can't be sure about that one.
in sellout! i've seen some negative, valid comments featured, and i don't quite remember which other sections i've seen this happen in, maybe home. but yeah, it seems the mods responsible for these sections have very different tolerances to the "truth" regarding the item of the day. it's almost funny to see daily items with a ton of featured comments, because that section's mod is non-discretionary as long as the comment contributes to the discussion.
in other sections, if a product is criticized by almost everyone, there would be like 1 or 2 featured comments out of 50+ total comments.