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February 1, 2016

DISPATCHES FROM AIRSTRIP ONE: The London Guardian Shuts Down Reader Comments as the Left’s War on Dissent Continues:

The Guardian has announced it will close comments underneath articles on race, immigration, and Islam. The reason, according to the ultra-progressive newspaper, is that such topics attract an “unacceptable level of toxic commentary.”

“The overwhelming majority of these comments tend towards racism, abuse of vulnerable subjects, author abuse and trolling” said Guardian executive editor Mary Hamilton. “The resulting conversations below the line bring very little value but cause consternation and concern among both our readers and our journalists.”

Consternation among their journalists? Well, we wouldn’t want to afflict the comfortable. That’s never been the proper role of journalism.