NPR has just made itself one of the most recent media outlets that has gotten rid of their comments section. They defend the move by stating that “few people actually comment” and that the ones that do, are people of “older age and typically male”.
So essentially they don’t “count” because they have “white male privilege”! Let’s just ostracize them and pretend they don’t exist, right NPR commies?
Daily Beast, Time Magazine, the Verge and quite a list of others have already taken this action over the past four years or so.
They use fancy marketing terms and say things like… it’s about “engagement”. This is pure malarkey. Because in reality, common sense which is backed by studies tells us that when readers read an article, they don’t judge its accuracy upon the content, but rather on what the respondents say in the comments section.
Time and time again, their intelligence-insulting bullshit narratives have been completely eviscerated by an informed public, so they just say well… we’ll just cut of our nose to spite our face. And even though this will cost us a ton of traffic.
All this shows us precisely just how desperate the dinosaur media is an why they’ve pretty much declared war on comments.
A final failure can not come soon enough for these conglomerates of bald face lies and social engineering.