Daily Archives: February 12, 2009

Bermant: “Got stones? Then tell me your name”

Speaking of online comments (see last post), islander and Kitsap News Group reporter Charlie Bermant put out a challenge to commenters to either put a name with the words or keep the words to themselves.

Anonymous posts, Bermant says in Crosscut, are…

…more likely to be nasty, destructive, and in many cases just plain stupid. Bad spelling. Faulty logic. A snotty tone. Since most posters haven’t the stones to attach their own names to these rants, there is no accountability and nothing to impose a standard of truth.

Bermant’s conclusion:

The solution is simple and obvious, and a really great message: Tell the truth. Speak your piece. Sign your name.