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.
How sad is it that you can’t mention a fact without being the target of gross partisan hate mongering? The state of politics has reached the point where issues matter so much less than making the other side look like dolts and crooks. Newsbreak – all politicians are crooks, but only the ones in power have the capacity to follow through.
HatTip: Crime and Federalism