I should really be cleaning up the house and getting supper started, but instead I’m sitting here trying to hammer this post out in an efficient manner that still is understandable! Yesterday, we had a tragedy in our little town. An awful auto accident that happened just west of town on a major highway that involved 2 cars. Both cars were heading eastbound when car #1 slowed and was going to make a left hand turn onto a county road. Car #2 rear ended car #1 and the driver of car #1 was killed. Sadly, driver of car #1 was from our little town and has many family still in the area. Driver of car #2 is ok and is from a neighboring town.
The St Cloud Times covered the story (briefly) and as all the condolences went up on FB to those relatives of the man who died, comments started rolling in on the St Cloud Times website. Stupid comments. Irrelevant comments. Comments that made the family members say how disrespectful can people be. Here is the link to the story and the comments are at the bottom…
My question is why do people have to be so dumb about some things? Why do people make comments that make no sense and seem to be in complete disregard to all involved? Do you not realize a family tragedy is not something people take lightly? That family members will read the story and see the comments? A simple “condolences to the family” or “sorry for your loss” is what’s appropriate in a story like this period. In my opinion, stories like this shouldn’t have a comments section because someone is going to get off topic and say stupid things just because they can.
Do you comment on your local news website? Have you ever made a comment on any site and then thought WTH was I thinking? Have your comments ever gotten you “in trouble”?