"If you're an African American and you read about someone being called a porch monkey, that overrides any positive thing that you would read in the comments. You're starting to see some of the language you see on neo-Nazi sites, and that's not good for The Washington Post or for the subjects in those stories."
(Angela A. Bowers for CBSNews.com)
--Washington Post reporter Darryl Fears, who believes that reader comments on stories should be eliminated if the Post cannot filter out offensive comments in advance. Washingtonpost.com Executive Editor Jim Brady told Howard Kurtz he lacks the resources to screen all the comments that come in daily.