DTH tangles with 'Web of Hatred' | News
News
INDY Week's news blog

Archives | RSS

Thursday, September 4, 2008

DTH tangles with 'Web of Hatred'

Posted by on Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 3:45 PM

The Daily Tar Heel editorial board makes a bold, if quixotic, attempt today to silence a recent slew of hateful, anti-immigrant commenters (one of whom compared immigrants to "leeches" and "parasites," who coincidentally also helped build this country, before human life formed)--by quoting two in an editorial, thus giving the purveyors of unsolicited bigotry quite possibly their first writing credit in print, or above the words, "Post a Comment."

From the Tar Heel:

Immigration is a heated and emotional issue on both sides. But that in no way justifies the hateful speech that can be found on the comment board. These comments do nothing to advance the debate in a legitimate way.

De Acuerdo! But if you're going to write immigration stories, get used to it. Otherwise, you're just "aiding and abetting the leeches." The commenters, I mean.

Tags: ,

Pin It

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in News



Twitter Activity

Comments

What kind of example are they setting? a unrealistic one for sure! Also, wasn't their attorney the one who had …

by Black Raleigh on Three Defendants Cleared in Toppling of Durham Confederate Monument (News)

*crickets*
Unfortunately for Mr. Bikindou, there is no voting block behind him for our elected officials to care about happens …

by Black Raleigh on Deportation Set for Cary Church Member with Life-Threatening Medical Condition (News)

Most Recent Comments

What kind of example are they setting? a unrealistic one for sure! Also, wasn't their attorney the one who had …

by Black Raleigh on Three Defendants Cleared in Toppling of Durham Confederate Monument (News)

*crickets*
Unfortunately for Mr. Bikindou, there is no voting block behind him for our elected officials to care about happens …

by Black Raleigh on Deportation Set for Cary Church Member with Life-Threatening Medical Condition (News)

It is about the guns, and the efforts of liberalsocialists to keep them out of the hands of victims.

by Pat Orsban on Politicians and the Gun Lobby Want You to Think Parkland Is About Something Other Than Guns. Don’t Let Them. (News)

Plenty of warning signs here. All ignored. No law would have stopped this. One law allowed the body count to …

by Pat Orsban on You’re Damn Right I’m Going to Politicize This Tragedy. You Should Too. (News)

This should read "prescribe" not "proscribe," which has the opposite meaning.

by Jeffrey Vanke on Fox News Host Tucker Carlson Will Lecture UNC Journalism Students (News)

© 2018 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation