Hilary Clinton touts endorsements from 95 generals and admirals ahead of military forum all of whom do not see any warfare and the reverse is true of all soldiers and sailors facing the reality of dying, who prefer Trump. Donald Trump crushes Hillary Clinton by 19 points in poll of military members and note that this news is from England and the news about the many generals is from the US media.
Democrats outcry over NBC host Matt Lauer’s grilling of Hillary Clinton over emails because the poor lady was easily exhausted and befuddled by too many questions. Speaking of asking questions, NPR is no longer accepting listener’s comments. Another door to the elites slams shut. They hate hearing from us all.
Twitter can also be an exhausting and imperfect way to interact with listeners and readers. Some in the newsroom, such as Code Switch lead blogger Gene Demby and Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep, keep up a lively dialogue, but I know others in the NPR newsroom are reluctant tweeters. But listeners and readers have no other option for contacting reporters directly. Unlike other major news organizations, NPR does not make its reporters’ email addresses public, and instead employs an indirect contact system (which will continue).
Oh, the agony of dealing with online chatter! I am a speed typist so I blast through everything I write and I read really fast, too. NPR could hire me to run the forums there! HAHAHA. A rat will eat a cat before that happens.
In researching this column I looked back at posts from NPR’s social media team in recent years, charting the myriad attempts NPR made to maintain a functioning and civil commenting system.
There was the brimming idealism when in 2008 NPR announced it was moving from discussion boards to individual story commenting, telling readers: “We are providing a forum for infinite conversations on NPR.org. Our hopes are high. We hope the conversations will be smart and generous of spirit. We hope the adventure is exciting, fun, helpful and informative.” And, “NPR is a non-profit. We are not launching the project to get more ‘hits’ that will make more money. We are doing it because it is the respectful thing to do for the NPR community.”
These idiots were expecting praise and love and ‘you are so very right!’ comments. Too dumb to understand how to debate online, they were appalled at how people debate. They love to claim the naughty people were the ones who cuss but no one cusses as much as liberals. I and people like myself are the ones banned and directly because we don’t agree with them.
I did find the numbers quite startling. In July, NPR.org recorded nearly 33 million unique users, and 491,000 comments. But those comments came from just 19,400 commenters, Montgomery said. That’s 0.06 percent of users who are commenting, a number that has stayed steady through 2016.
When NPR analyzed the number of people who left at least one comment in both June and July, the numbers showed an even more interesting pattern: Just 4,300 users posted about 145 comments apiece, or 67 percent of all NPR.org comments for the two months. More than half of all comments in May, June and July combined came from a mere 2,600 users. The conclusion: NPR’s commenting system — which gets more expensive the more comments that are posted, and in some months has cost NPR twice what was budgeted — is serving a very, very small slice of its overall audience.
Poor babies. Bet they went to upper end schools like Yale and Harvard and only chatted with each other. Those of us who are street fighters irritate them all no end and we tend to be rather disagreeable.
When viewed purely from the perspective of whether the comments were fostering constructive conversations, the change should come as no surprise. The number of complaints to NPR about the current comment system has been growing—complaints that comments were censored by the outside moderators, and that commenters were behaving inappropriately and harassing other commenters.
I ignore annoying people. It is really easy to do. Or I laugh at them. HAHAHA. There, how easy it that?
A user named Mary, from Raleigh, N.C., wrote to implore: “Remove the comments section from your articles. The rude, hateful, racist, judgmental comments far outweigh those who may want to engage in some intelligent sideline conversation about the actual subject of the article. I am appalled at the amount of ‘free hate’ that is found on a website that represents honest and unbiased reporting such as NPR. What are you really gaining from all of these rabid comments other than proof that a sad slice of humanity that preys on the weak while spreading their hate?”
This is classic: the main examples shown by NPR to excuse their shutting everyone out is…the makes life easier for people who hate the comments. Now…if one doesn’t like the comments, there is this simple solution: DON’T READ THEM. The many examples the article gives is stupid because only a really dumb person can’t figure this out.
From Facebook commenter Heather Ferreira: “I’m a Generation X-er who grew up during the 1970’s. News had no comments then. News does not need comments. This is a wise step of leadership from NPR. Comments detract from the story.”
All hail our wise leaders who are not allowing us to talk back! Madame Mao, we salute you! You are always correct!!! HAHAHA. A bunch of lefty Maoists have taken over. How on earth would any sane person think this is a great comment?
Why, the NPR staff pouring out propaganda! Sheesh.
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