Friday, October 7, 2011

The San Francisco Chronicle and the Comment Police

I know I haven't written in awhile, but this just irks me. There was a story yesterday on, the Chronicle's online news site, regarding the SFPD breaking up Occupy SF's protest camp. This is related to the Occupy Wall Street protest going on in NYC, protesting against Wall Street on behalf of the 99 percenters. Anyway, I made a comment, which I'm going to paraphrase because I don't remember the exact words, which went something like:

"The SFPD stops the protesters by breaking up the camps while the NYPD stops the protesters by breaking out clubs and beating them."

Looking at the comment today results in this:

and this:

Abusive? Really? I'm referring to a story published about the NYPD beating protestors. Now, this post isn't about arguing whether the officer's actions are justified are not (doubtfully), but how is my above comment abusive and worth removing? I wonder who really is policing the comments.