Friday, January 20, 2006

WaPo Shuts Down Blog

Check this out for a lesson in liberal civility and discourse:

The Washington Post shut down one of its blogs Thursday after the newspaper's ombudsman raised the ire of readers by writing that lobbyist Jack Abramoff gave money to the Democrats as well as to Republicans....

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

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


At 12:49 AM, Blogger burtons*north said...

hi, sorry, this has nothing to do with your post, but i am trying to get a hold of nate and bethany callister, and i noticed you were on the callister family blog. i left a note for nate when he announce the birth of their son, but noticed nobody has blogged since the middle of last year. SO do you think you could forward their contact info to me, we used to be in the same ward in south pasadena, up until about 4 years ago when we moved to canada. didn't really get to say goodbye and would like to reconnect. our names are CJ and Jessica Burton, home phone is 403-698-5121 or email is . i would really love to get a hold of bethany. thanks for the help.
jessica burton


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