More newspaper comment fun…

Defense lawyers in a Knoxville, Tenn murder case are petitioning to have newspaper comments muted — or at least have a name attached — after anonymous commenters made threats and inflammatory postings in connection with their case, according to an AP story. The attorneys argue that the comments will impede a fair trail — and they’re not thrilled about the sniper threats against their own lives, either.

Stories herehere and here.

Related post: Java Banter and Online Newspaper Comments

-Christy

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