Deborah Howell can misrepresent important facts that have an outcome on the views of millions of people that depend on the Post for information and that seems to be fine with Brady, but as soon as there is a backlash about it-he shuts down the only means to (outside of an email that will never be returned) comment about it visibly. Way to go, blame the readers for actually reading what was written and responding. They could have easily deleted the offending comments off if they felt the need to. Nice way to perpetuate the warm-fuzzy feelings we are all having about the Washington Post. Keep submitting those GOP talking points as news.
I'm emailing Brady to ask him to show me the hate speech he is talking about, but what are the chances of getting a response?
Howard Kurtz at least confronts his criticism.
As Duncan notes:
"I don't think the Post is obligated to have a comments section, but I'd read through most of the comments and there wasn't any "hate speech" or over the top "personal attacks" and I don't even remember seeing any profanity though I wouldn't be surprised if some was there. Not everything which is a bit mean is "hate speech" or a "personal attack."...read on
Steve Gilliard has shut down his comments too:
"Mr. Brady-Your answer simply lacks credibility. Do you really think pulling the comments will lessen the furor over this? Instead, every major blog will now post this story and use it as an example of your inability to handle issues on the internet....read on"