Comment Conundrum

Comments are cool. Until they devolve into noisy flame wars. CBS News has  “taken the unusual step of blocking all reader comments on its stories about Mr. Obama.”

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/05/08/muzzling-all-to-hush-a-few/

This is a bad precedent and CBS News should stop it. This opens the door for candidates to game the system by bombing an opposing candidates blog (or heck, even your own candidates if it’s in your interest) as a way of stopping comments. CBS News should realize that the Internet is a free-for-all, and even noisy comments add to the discussion (even if it shows what a bunch of boobs the fans or haters of a particular candidate may be).

Just don’t write any nasty comments below. (Kidding!)

I remain…

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