The CiN blogs are getting pretty bad. It's irritating.

In the past few days, we've had anonymous commenters say that:
- my high school teacher who's running for Congress will have to drop out because of unspecified "allegations";
- a downtown restaurant closed because the "busboys were jizzing into the bisque";
- a former intern beats his girlfriends;
- Gina is "a beast in the sack";
- the women who work for CiN are "whores."

I'm not sure why these things bother me. Why should I care what some Internet ass thinks of my teacher?

At the same time, I kind of don't want to post anything there anymore, because what's the point? It's just going to get shat upon.


ae said...

Kelly, is it possible to turn off the anonymous comments? Or better, screen them before putting them up? (Not that you don't all have enough to do.) I think the blogs would still get a lot of comments.

Todd said...

Kelly, why do you have to keep things hidden from me? Why can't we be best friends for life? Why can't you get me a job as the film critic for CiN? I'll totally be your best friend if you do.

Nick said...


As someone who is the near constant target of internet nastiness, I totally sympathize. I don't know why people act the way they do when they get in front of a keyboard. I moderate my comments, and while its a little extra work, I've found it does wonders in terms of improving the conversation.

Now, if I could just stop going to some of those other blogs... grumble...

Kelly said...

Thanks for the suggestions, guys - but it's not really my call how we police our blog. I just post there.

I'd hate for us to become another WaPo blog - but I'd also hate for us to become another Little Green Footballs.

P.S. Hi, Toddington! What have I been keeping hidden?