I would like to see the Morning Sentinel (and all newspapers) remove readers’ ability to comment online about the paper’s accident and tragedy articles.

They should save their comments for politics and sports.

People in close connection with these real-life happenings are quite vulnerable and shouldn’t have to read a stranger’s opinion and judgments during what could be the lowest and most devastating time of their lives.

Many folks in this situation don’t think about that when they start reading the comments. And while some comments might be supportive, there are always those who want to attack.

I think all newspapers should do this because what the rest of the world thinks about someone’s tragedy is really none of their business, and certainly doesn’t belong in the news. They should write a letter to the editor instead.

Sheryl Gray

Skowhegan

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