Thursday, January 20, 2011


Of course, the problem with unmoderated, anonymous comments is not limited to or Advanced Publications.

A journalist recently emailed me a comment that appears on's comments, to a story about the fifth anniversary of Ray Nagin's Chocolate City Speech:

gremlinorange said on January 18, 2011 at 11:32 AM
It would be great if he was shot in the face.
Apparently he was unmoved by Obama's speech following the recent shooting in Arizona:
But at a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized -- at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who happen to think differently than we do -- it's important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we're talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds.

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