Here are some highlights from the Comments of that very Times Free Press article:
Your readers will still have those ugly opinions. What'll happen now is that you won't get your eyeballs dirty looking at them. If you were in the fiction business, maybe that'd be a good idea.
God knows no one would ever subscribe to your online paper as most of it isn't news. Shootings on ump-teenth street isn't news. Sermon topics at local churches isn't news. A woman jumping off the Golden Gate bridge isn't news. But it's your playground and it's my ball...so i'm off to www.chattanoogan.com where only news is reported and feedback is welcomed.
Shutting it down over a few commentors? By that reasoning, wouldn't the gov't be shutting down some public housing complex's in Chattanooga due to a few bad apples causing many problems, instead of getting rid of those bad apples? Congratulations on political correctness winning out. Next up: Comedy! Cause that joke will have offended someone. Sorry "Laughman", you gotta go!
And for you folks that think that anonymity is so bad, just remember, They know just who you are in North Korea, Russia and other unsavory parts of the world.Anonymous opinions are the only honest ones.More than likely, some politician leaned on someone at the TFP and cut off their "access" and the paper caved.
the nation and the world got a chance to see just how much racism, bigotry and intolerance still exist in Chattanooga and pretty much all over the nation in America. That much won't change we can just go back to pretending. After all,