The Rittenhouse Review

A Philadelphia Journal of Politics, Finance, Ethics, and Culture

Wednesday, March 16, 2005  

Charles Johnson Writes

As published in yesterday’s Philadelphia Inquirer:

Disclaimer needed

If you’re going to quote comments from readers of Little Green Footballs (in the Verbatim column in Currents in the March 13 issue), you should also clearly identify them as such, to avoid confusion with the editorial viewpoint of LGF itself. [Ed.: Link added.]

There is a disclaimer at the top of every page of comments that reads:

“Comments are open and unmoderated, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Little Green Footballs. Obscene, abusive, silly, or annoying remarks may be deleted, but the fact that particular comments remain on the site in no way constitutes an endorsement of their views by Little Green Footballs.”

The disclaimer is there for the same reason you have a similar disclaimer on your Inquirer discussion boards.

Charles Johnson
Los Angeles
The writer is executive editor of

Okay, one comment: The difference is that the Inquirer’s disclaimer actually means what it says.

And dare we ask? Is even Johnson now embarrassed by one of his readers?

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