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Written on Online Comments: Civic Engagement At Its Best—Or Worst?:

50 years from now, when the United States is just one more impoverished and strife-torn land, I
wonder if the children of present KNS staff will know that their own parents
silenced those who opposed that deterioration.

Written on Online Comments: Civic Engagement At Its Best—Or Worst?:

"if a certain number of commenters flag a comment for review, that comment
will automatically collapse"

No human intervention required (isn't it wonderful) to curb the expression of
unpopular views. Certainly an Orwellian goal that any news organization can be proud to
aspire to.

(Does everyone imagine that democracy, and suffocation of democracy, take place only in some abstract location that they themselves don't inhabit?)

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"Lail’s often surprised by comments that clearly seem racist to him but are
not flagged for removal."

In 60 short years, Americans have come to feel that the former matter-of-
fact understandings of the great majority of Americans, as well as leaders like
Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson, are morally
repugnant and should be prohibited from public discussion.

This is one of the most successful propaganda campaigns in human history.

And the details of how that propaganda campaign was waged are even more
strictly barred from discussion.

Narrow minded persons like Mr. Lail, who can see no further than what they
imagine to be their own superior virtue, are sowing the whirlwind that their progeny will reap.

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