Commenters Without Borders

Fascinated by the backlash to mainstream media’s tolerance of racist commentary on their platforms. Finally! Today seemed to hit a breaking point when the Nanaimo Daily News published an ignorant, intolerant letter by Doug Olsen. Sensationalism at the cost of civil dialogue, editorship and fact-checking. Newsflash: local paper readers are global citizens, even if the papers aren’t.

Noticed with pleasure that commenters are responding methodically and emphatically to racist comments posted on mainstream media’s online articles. Ignoring the comments didn’t work, so commenters have found an effective method: one by one, calmly and factually, answering each and every uninformed loudmouth out there.