I cannot lie, I loved this story. Notice how they leave out the why..........
The WashingtonPost.com said on Thursday that it had indefinitely shut off the ability for people to post comments on its blog Web site because of objectionable postings.
The company policy was to ban comments that were personal attacks or used profanity or hate speech.
"Because a significant number of folks who have posted in this blog have refused to follow any of those relatively simple rules, we've decided not to allow comments for the time being," Jim Brady, executive editor of Washingtonpost.com, wrote in explaining the policy change on the Web site.
"It's a shame that it's come to this," he continued. "Transparency and reasoned debate are crucial parts of the Web culture, and it's a disappointment to us that we have not been able to maintain a civil conversation, especially about issues that people feel strongly (and differently) about."
Yes but why? What drove the leftards to eat their own?
- The Washington Post shut down one of its blogs Thursday after the newspaper's ombudsman raised the ire of readers by writing that lobbyist Jack Abramoff gave money to the Democrats as well as to Republicans.
At the center of a congressional bribery investigation, Abramoff gave money to Republicans while he had his clients donate to both parties, though mostly to Republicans.
In her Sunday column, ombudsman Deborah Howell wrote that Abramoff "had made substantial campaign contributions to both major parties," prompting a wave of nasty reader postings on post.blog.
There were so many personal attacks that the newspaper's staff could not "keep the board clean, there was some pretty filthy stuff," and so the Post shut down comments on the blog, or Web log, said Jim Brady, executive editor of washingtonpost.com.
heh. Poetic Justice......Yakkity Yak, don't talk Jack We center right bloggers can instruct the Washington Post on how to deal with infestations, we deal with it everyday.
UPDATE: from Kokonut pundits;
I love this! File under great blog moments
"Psst! Just when you thought Deborah Howell, Jim Brady, and WaPo who tried to erase all evidence of comments on the WaPo’s Blog as reported by the Drudge Report do you realize that those search engine bots worked faster than they did in trying to blink them out of existence. Not to mention a couple of blog sites that got some of the earlier and later blog comments archived. I found the January 17th and 18th comments, WaPo Lies have the January 15th and 16th comments archived while Democratic Underground has the January 19th archived."