It seems long past time for reputable news sites to clamp down on the gutter talk. Otherwise the open-door policy at npr.org, latimes.com and many other sites drives down the quality of the conversation and alienates the kind of thoughtful guests that make the party worth coming to in the first place.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Sign Your Name Or Shut Up, Says Columnist
The assault on Lara Logan in Tahrir Square unleashed even more harsh rhetoric than usual from the general public on blogs and news media web sites. James Rainy argues that flamers should at least be required to use their real names: