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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
CNS Highlights One Paper's End To 'Ugly' Anonymous Comments -- But Not At CNS

A Nov. 28 blog post by CNS senior editor Susan Jones notes how one newspaper is requiring that comments be made through Facebook, thus minimizing anonymous comments, which the newspaper states has "encouraged a few readers to engage in some pretty ugly behavior."

Jones curiously didn't mention CNS' own comments policy, which allows for anonymous commenters and, needless to say, vile comments.

For example, here are some representative comments from readers of a Nov. 28 CNS article on the retirement of Rep. Barney Frank, the vast majority from anonymous commenters:

  • Damn...With Ted Kennedy dead and Barney retiring to write his pornographic memoirs...It seems to have left Mass-a-two-shits in a lurch...Oh what a dilemma?
  • While it is good to say goodbye to this pimp, make no mistake.  The state that has sentenced the nation to the likes of John Kerry and Splash Kennedy for all these years will have an ample supply of moonbats taking aim at that seat.
  • Focus on fighting his AIDS infection, you mean.
  • Writing what? Homo porn? Bad checks?
  • Of all the well educated, urbane, Ivy League graduates in Massachusetts it is so hard to believe that this crude, slobbering homo is the best they have to fill a congressional seat.
  • I'm glad the queer is retiring. He should be in prison, not writing books.
  • Barney's Book Title "Barney's Frank in Boys Town".
  • Limp wrist excuses if you ask me.  Barney Fagggggggie would never win an election given the redistricting included a conservative area.  In any event Mr. Frank, when your signing your new claim to fame academia books and blabbing about how great you are, please pass out raincoats.
  • I think barney boy is a bottom bunk guy!

Apparently, CNS has no problem with such anonymous slurs residing on its website -- which makes it curious that it would highlight how another website has banned them.

Posted by Terry K. at 3:38 PM EST

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