Tuesday, June 29, 2010
I use Yahoo.com mail and My Yahoo as my portal for news, feeds, etc. The other day, I was perusing the headlines and checked into a story and followed up by reading the comments. I hardly ever check the comments at such sites, except for sports stories; I don't expect much from such comments and I'm rarely surprised. Reading the news story comments was a learning experience. Comments are unmoderated and of unusually low quality. Posters are allowed to rate comments (thumbs up or down.) Comments with low ratings are not displayed unless you opt to see them on a case-by-case basis. You would think people who are interested in the news of the day would have a reasonably good grasp on reality. Apparently, such is not the case.
Go to Yahoo.com sometime and look at the numbers of comments that accompany the news articles at the site. You'll find that there are usually far more comments per article than you will find at sites like Townhall.com or PajamasMedia.com. Then, for a truly disheartening experience, read those comments left by the (mostly) drooling imbeciles who congregate in the forums there. For a real treat, post a well-reasoned comment that doesn't toe the mob's PC line. Prepare to be shouted down, or worse, be subjected to the indignity of those same nattering idiots rating your comment so low as to not be seen. Still, they babble on and on, bereft of reason or civility.
These, friends, are the Americans we need to re-educate if we are going to take back America and restore the Republic? Bah. Who wants it?
Find a defensible chunk of real estate and secede from the death cultists? Now we're talking. I just want to know where to sign up.
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