Commenting on comments with Keller

WBZ-TV (Channel 4) political analyst Jon Keller will be interviewing Doug Bailey and me about Bailey’s column in today’s Boston Globe, in which he argues that newspaper comments are worthless. (They are if you’re going to do them the way the Globe and the Boston Herald do them. But we’ll talk.)

The segment should pop up on the 11 p.m. news.

And by the way, has anyone yet figured out the identity of the anonymous blogger whom Bailey attacked?

Thursday update: Here’s the link to Keller’s story.

One thought on “Commenting on comments with Keller

  1. Steve

    As I posted on Jon's thread, comment sections can often turn into worthless cesspools of cheap-shots, or complete echo chambers. But the rare comment section turns into a decent community of fairly respectable discourse.Even in unmoderated forums, if people are disciplined enough to ignore obvious trolls there can be useful and insightful exchanges. Especially on "inside baseball" threads like those coming from your recent Globe posts, it's entertaining to lurk and read stuff from people who know a lot more than I do.

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