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Ombudsman Blog: August 23, 2009 - August 29, 2009

Health-Care Coverage "Unwittingly" Diverted?

This week's ombudsman column will look at what readers want from The Post’s coverage of the health-care debate. In reporting it, I was struck by an observation by Drew Altman, the president and CEO of the Kaiser Family Foundation....

By Andy Alexander  | August 28, 2009; 3:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Setting a High Bar for Vitriolic Comments

The announcement early today of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s death late Tuesday prompted an outpouring of grief and sympathy -- along with the predictable vitriolic online comments that are now commonplace when a controversial public figure passes away. The...

By Andy Alexander  | August 26, 2009; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
 
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When Is an Online Comment Inappropriate?

My Sunday column prompted quite a few e-mails and calls from readers who said it underscored the anything-goes nature of comments on The Post’s Web site. They also raised a common question: At what point is an online comment inappropriate?...

By Andy Alexander  | August 24, 2009; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
 
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