Sunday morning and I’m catching up on the news of the weekend. I am reminded why, in part, I despise reading the news: the negativity, lack of unbiased reporting AND the racial comments by readers, following some reports. I would love to know how it is that CBS News / Detroit can allow some of the comments that I read today by a few readers. Don’t they moderate for this kind of ‘talk?’ Furthermore, if anyone in politics or sports or celebrity spoke this way, they’d be shunned from society and their jobs; and forced into public apology. I just don’t get it. Read the article “Bus Company: Employee Who Roughed Up Kid Was Wrong.” Follow it up by reading the ‘ugly’ comments if you have the stomach for it.
Personally, I find the comments racist and disrespectful. Grant it, we have freedom of speech but there is a point to draw a line, no? Why should it be any different for a community of readers (vs celebrity)?