So, some crazy Times reader gets all persnickety about how comments are moderated on the website, forcing poor City Room blogger Patrick LaForge to school readers with a top ten list on why their inane ramblings don’t appear the moment they hit submit. As one might imagine, its a Sysiphean task.
The very first comment on the post was someone named Ed saying “So, in other words, people are fee[sic] to make idiotic comments besmirching the reputations of others but they cannot be called idiots themselves? Uh, yeah, that makes sense.”
A (presumably )weary LaForge replies: “No, they are not.” The sound of a gun cocking wasn’t indicated, but I imagine the cold steel of the barrel was resting ‘gainst LaForge’s temple.
The Times needs to round their commenters redirect them to TMZ.