Standards for Comments

From Editor Robert Parry: At Consortiumnews.com, we welcome a lively debate about the stories that we post, but we won’t tolerate abusive, bigoted or threatening language. We will delete such comments when they are brought to our attention and may block chronic violators.

These standards especially apply to crude insults directed at other readers and to racist or anti-Semitic remarks. Also, please avoid posting overly long comments or articles from other sites because that can serve to obscure the views of other readers.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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8 comments for “Standards for Comments

  1. Tim Campbell
    November 20, 2012 at 10:51 am

    As a former mediator/facilitator I commend your emphasis on standards. Kepp up the good work!

  2. Jesse Schultz
    November 20, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    The Standards are much needed. The comments here were becoming… depressing.

  3. Otto Schiff
    November 20, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    I have seen a lot of antisemitic abuse. Especially by Rhemat.

  4. Eddie
    November 20, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Yes Mr Parry, and we all know that ‘borat’ has often been the most juvenile & abusive of the commentors for a long time, so we look forward to your implementing some controls on his outbursts.

  5. Ahem
    November 22, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Borat,

    What we seek to achieve here is a civilized discourse on world events as they affect our human struggle on this planet. Sometimes, that journey leads us to express feelings of disdain toward the perpetrators of violence and injustice inflicted on human kind and our planet. If you interpret disdain as anti-anything or pro-anything, then that is your limited view of the world, which adds nothing to the conversation. If you indeed believe that Consortium prints nothing but lies, then perhaps you would be happier seeking a different source for your news.

  6. Rubber Biscut
    November 26, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Borat, just change the channel. You won’t be changing anyone’s minds here.

    • borat
      November 26, 2012 at 9:36 am

      Rubber B. I know that, I just like to kick the antisemites off of their high pious horses. ‘Been hearing their bullshit for decades; good feeling to throw some monkey wrenches in for variety…

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