"Traditional media just needs to realize that the online world isn’t the enemy. In fact, it’s the thing that will save them, if they fully embrace it.” -Ariana Huffington

Eric Alterman also noted in his "Out of Print" from the March 31, 2008 New Yorker that "The Chicago Tribune recently felt compelled to shut down comment boards on its Web site for all political news stories. Its public editor, Timothy J. McNulty, complained, not without reason, that “the boards were beginning to read like a community of foul-mouthed bigots.”