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Website commentary rife with personal attacks, abuse... especially by fascists | Letters

I think all of you should know the type of people you have in your community. The following is from the comments section of the San Juan Journal.

Tim Moore · Follow · Top Commenter · San diego: A.m. madahootchie lying out her keister? I say Hell Yes! Such acfake and a fraud who lives In Florida! I can’t wait for a huge sink hole to swallow her whole! I bet Monson rides her wrinkled ole big mouth to glory! Anyhow a.m. you dim wit tge U.S. Navy puts ot a Schedule when they Fly the OLF! NOT ON WEEKENDS! SHUT YOUR PIE HOLE!

These and many other abusive comments can be found in the San Juan Journal, the South Whidbey Record and the Whidbey News Times. This level of fascism is in violation of the “terms of use”

(We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story’s topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.); which this publication does not seem to care to enforce.

I have been watching the aggression of the fascist movement in Island County escalate for some time now.

I call them simply the Island County Fascists and their crimes range from abuse to vandalism and even suspicion of planting an improvised explosive device as reported in the Whidbey News Times. We know someone planted an IED at a private residence, we just do not know who.

It is a shame to see the same bold abuse handed out by the Fascists of San Juan County. It is further distressing to me that the San Juan Journal also does not seem to enforce their own rules, as the Island County publications do not.

Ask yourself this, when did this kind of public behavior become acceptable in your community? If your answer is “NEVER!” then please ask your local publications to delete abusive comments from their web sites and ban those who post such hatred.

This is only one of many examples. I am appalled to see mindless fascism rearing its head on our islands. I thought you should know.

Captn Blynd

Freeland (Whidbey Is.)

— Editor’s note: The Journal will, and has, removed commentary from its website that disregards the stated terms of use (several comments about the Christmas Eve hayride, traffic stop come to mind). The commentary mentioned above was deleted because of mean-spirited personal attacks; the commenter has not been banned.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

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