For those Daily Advance readers that only read the print edition, you really are missing out on a true treasure — the reader comments on The Daily Advance’s website. There you can make up your own facts and expound hatred, bigotry, and ignorance. And the best part? You don’t even have to use your real name. You get to hide behind pseudonyms.
In all seriousness though, we can accept that readers of The Daily Advance have varying opinions and we will not always agree with each other. Those that want to exercise their First Amendment rights are, without a doubt, free to do so. However, there is a exponentially huge difference between those who will put their name to their opinions and those that will cowardly hide behind a cheesy Web name they alone probably thought was clever.
The worth of your words is determined by your willingness to be accountable for those words — and for many of those on the message boards, that equates to zero. It’s just a shame they are given such a public platform to show that worth to the rest of us.