Retiring Ohio congressman hates Cleveland.com commenters

Cleveland.com
U.S. Rep. Steve LaTourette decided not to run for re-election this year. One thing he won’t miss about his old job? Cleveland.com commenters, he tells Plain Dealer reporter Sabrina Eaton.

“What I won’t miss are the 20 people in their pajamas who go on Cleveland.com anonymously and feel that the world is just dying for their snarky, stupid comments,” LaTourette said during an interview today.

The comments on the piece, which LaTourette agreed would be “bait,” are lively. “There are more than 20 people who posted on this Cleveland.com article alone,” one wrote.

Related: Yale professor Stephen L. Carter on anonymous commenters (Bloomberg View) | Anonymous comments can be ‘a frothing, bubbling cauldron of insanity’ (Poynter) | Why we’ll never stop struggling over comment sections (Poynter)

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  • buckguy

    The guy was a publicity seeking hack as county prosecutor. If you want attention, you have to live with the attention you get.

  • JH

    Commenters on the internet are terrible, I agree. But the pajamas thing (or the mother’s basement thing) is a weak cliche that needs to be retired.