I’d like to direct your attention to this story from Crikey editor Sophie Black about an interaction with Matthew Franklin and Caroline Overington of the Australian, and the story that resulted from it.
The précis version is that a comment at Poll Bludger, that has since been removed, is being described by the Oz as an ‘article’ which Crikey had to remove. An interesting take considering some of the comments at News Ltd online properties.
Personally, what I found most enlightening was Black’s retelling of her interaction with Overington:
Before saying goodbye, she mentioned the difficulty of moderating comments
Which may explain why so few posts at Media Diary ever have comments posted.