“No comments have been posted”

Maybe that should be “99% Full Comment”, or “Full Until the Comments get Embarassing Comment”.

Last night I noticed that the comments (34 of them at last count) with Jonathan Kay’s snarly little bitchfest about the shrieking voices of “The Left”  seemed to have gotten lost in a series of tubes or something.  I considered that the problem might not be douchebaggery, but rather comment software run amok — until I looked at a few of Kay’s older entries, and then some from other contributors, which were all fine.   The tip-off that there might be fuckery afoot was below the text of the articles, which all have something like this:

Or almost all.  Kay’s “shrieky lefties” post not only has 34 comments lost in cyberspace, now it’s missing that friendly little linkie where readers “Click here to post a comment”:

As you can see by CC’s screenshot here, this is sort of a recent development.

Maybe it’s just me, but “No comments have been posted” seems a little dishonest considering there’s no way anyone can post a comment.   Shouldn’t that be “Comments are Closed”?   (And does anyone want to put money on how long before the entire post goes away?  Wingnuts:  why screen shots were invented.)

3 Responses to ““No comments have been posted””


  1. 1 Torontonian Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Inconvenient comments is my description of what the National Post decided to scrub. I had a similar run-in with Free Dominion.

    It’s a practice of the right–even if the right is wrong!

  2. 2 Christian Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    JJ, you always make me smile when you post. But this one is especially funny. I’m not sure if it’s the brain damage reference or not, but thank~you!

    Torontonian, see brain damage….

  3. 3 croghan27 Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Correct, Torontonian – in Conservative politics is is called prorogation in the face of ‘difficult’ questions.


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