Reminder about Comment Rules

From Editor Robert Parry: At Consortiumnews, we welcome substantive comments about our articles, but comments should avoid abusive language toward other commenters or our writers, racial or religious slurs (including anti-Semitism and Islamophobia), and allegations that are unsupported by facts.

If we notice violations of this comment policy, we will take down such comments. If readers spot such violations, they can bring them to our attention at consortnew@aol.com. Repeat offenders will be placed on a watch list requiring case-by-case approval of their comments.

Obviously, our preference is for commenters to show self-restraint and to make their observations in a respectful and thoughtful way. We have plenty of work to do without having to police the comment section.

Also, because of annoying SPAM, we have installed a SPAM filter that uses algorithms to detect SPAM. The filter does a good job at this, but sometimes catches legitimate comments by accident. During the day, we try to recover these comments, but please do not be upset if one of your comments suffers this fate.

Robert Parry is a longtime investigative reporter who broke many of the Iran-Contra stories for the Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. He founded Consortiumnews.com in 1995 to create an outlet for well-reported journalism that was being squeezed out of an increasingly trivialized U.S. news media.

3 comments for “Reminder about Comment Rules

  1. paul easton
    December 26, 2014 at 13:07

    I can’t post comment on Cala article either. There is a password but it is not accepted.

  2. paul easton
    December 26, 2014 at 12:54

    I would like to comment on the new Pilar article on N Korea ‘terrorism’ but I cant. There is no password to copy.

  3. caf
    December 22, 2014 at 13:16

    Mr. Parry,

    Thanks for running an indispensable journalism operation. I encountered this site while fleeing in despair from the over-the-top propagandistic “coverage” of the Ukraine crisis at the New York Times. I cant them seriously at this point and I am glad that sanity prevails somewhere else.

    I agree with your statement on the comment section. People should treat reporting and commentary they respect with comments that can be respected.

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