Quote of the day–and NYTimes gets it wrong

“Because a significant number of folks who have posted in this blog have refused to follow any of those relatively simple rules, we’ve decided not to allow comments for the time being. Transparency and reasoned debate are crucial parts of the Web culture, and it’s a disappointment to us that we have not been able to maintain a civil conversation, especially about issues that people feel strongly (and differently) about.”
–Jim Brady, Executive Editor of Washingtonpost.com, explaining why the paper was closing down comments on the blog of Deborah Howell, ombudsman
Susan sez: The NYTimes lead on this story reads “Paper Decides to Close Blog, Citing Vitriol,” which is NOT the case, the blog is publishing away–but comments have to be emailed. Check this stuff, folks!
PS I admire the way Jim and the Post are handling this.