Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The T&G Comment Section: "A wretched hive of scum and villainy"

Today's (01/30/13) Telegram and Gazette article about William 'Mo' Cowen's interim appointment to the U.S. Senate featured the following comments:

These comments are the perfect example of the T&G's unmoderated boards; commenters full of ignorance, fear, racism, and not full of knowledge about grammar, capitalization, or punctuation. Filth like this is allowed to fester on these boards, unchecked, and most definitely not provided with an ounce of reality.

I wonder if any of these comments will make it to the print edition's Opinion section, where they re-print a few choice selections from the same suspects every day? I doubt it, but they will remain on the boards unless someone complains.

Speaking of doozies, a recent article (either this one or this one) about guns prompted this classy comment:

For those of you not paying attention to the lunatic fringe in this country, truthbetold is alluding to the various conspiracy theories that maintain that Newtown and Aurora were fake events manufactured by the Obama Administration to 'take away our guns.'

Filth like this makes me ashamed to be from Worcester, surrounded by these assholes. Thankfully, we have a robust First Amendment that protects the speech of these assholes, but a craven organization like the T&G that doesn't make them reveal their identities so we can mock them, shun them, and educate them.

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