Reading the comments sections of local and national papers I was suddenly aware that when people contribute to them they usually do so from within their Circle of Concern – or even outside of it – rather than from their Circle of Influence. Usually with an ideological perspective evident, occasionally as designed or intended by the media concerned and as shown in the way the report is leaning, and rarely with an understanding of the full facts, judging by their words.
The comments section must be designed just to wind people up!
I’ve decided that my own contributions will either amuse or educate, but will no longer merely berate. Can’t help feeling that sense of irony again……