Today’s Kansas City Star has a lead editorial in their dead trees edition scolding all those unruly Internet barbarians populating the Star’s very own web site.
Incivility? Oh, the humanity. Well, yeah, welcome to blogtopia (yes, skippy coined the phrase!).
Posted on Fri, Jun. 12, 2009 10:15 PM
Show some civility in cyberspace, please
…There’s virtually no argument that the Internet has promoted incivility….
…Check out the comment section on any newspaper Web site (preferably The Star’s). Sandwiched between well-reasoned points and fully constructed arguments are vitriolic ad hominem attacks…
Their point seems to be that we should all learn to keep a civil tongue. Okay. Where have you all been the last twenty years? It’s their world, the rest of us just live in it.
But they’re also complaining about the content in the comments at their own web site. Uh, it’s your web site, do something about it. And please don’t whine about the volume.