DSC_0003 8
Anonymous commenting-

If a person works for a local industry, school district, county government, etc. & has info about a story- why shut off their ability to comment in an anonymous way?

No hate speech, threats, foul language, attacking other commenters- these are rules that make sense.

Eliminating anonymous commenting on newspaper web editions is information suppression.


One or more individuals misbehave- all comments stripped from article:

‘What are you doing, you tweaker?’: Port Angeles resident stops burglary in progress


Eliminating all comments:

“We have made the difficult decision to turn off our on-site comment systems.”


More rules about commenting than actual comments posted:

No Port Townsend ferry on weekend of May 2-3; Coupeville terminal needs repairs


Newspaper paywalls-

Seems like fewer people will be viewing online advertising if they have to pay to see news stories.

Not hardcore against this, however- when people watched Walter Cronkite- they did not pay.

Were these folks cheating the system somehow?

The idea comes off as suppressing discussion at some point.


I’d be more interested in paying for a subscription if there was more in the way of investigative reporting & newspeople asking questions.

Story idea here.


Similar items posted daily on facebook at:

US Department of Credibility

Newspeople will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

and Sound of Freedom

Twitter: https://twitter.com/yeomalt



Photo- Welcome visitors

Rent yourself a State Parks buoy at Fort Worden

Voted best consumer value in weekend recreation.