I dislike having to do this – for I very much like comments, and have learned a lot from commenters – but we have arrived at a peculiar place at Frank Report – where a few individuals [some of them posing as others, some of them anonymous] are hijacking the comments section to engage in attacks upon one another – oftentimes on topics entirely unrelated to the posts.
While I have not done this before, I am prepared to delete comments – if the content is nothing more than an attack on other commenters.
What I think has happened is, because of this uncivil tone of attacking one another, some thoughtful readers are opting not to comment.
Before everyone jumps on Scott Johnson – keep in mind that at least he identified himself. His attackers are hiding behind the cloak of anonymity – or posing as him. What I really don’t understand is the anger. The goal of this website is to expose major evil-doers, not attack one another.
This is not to suggest that commenters cannot disagree with each other- but I would really prefer that they refrain from insulting each other and make personal attacks on one another. Why not save the animus for the real criminals?
Like for instance: