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.

They’re STILL talking about prostitutes….

Two days ago, Kitsap Sun crime reporter Josh Farley wrote a followup story about charges filed against four alleged prostitutes who were arrested at a Bainbridge hotel.

Over 48 hours later, readers are still commenting on the story. I think there’s almost 50 now.

To save you a lot of time, here’s a few highlights:

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