Two snippets from The dark side of Guardian comments, The Guardian, 12/4/16.
1) "We also found that some subjects attracted more abusive or disruptive comments than others. Conversations about crosswords, cricket, horse racing and jazz were respectful; discussions about the Israel/Palestine conflict were not..."
Well, well, well, what a surprise!
Hey, Guardian, maybe, just maybe, Israel's treatment of the Palestinians is just not cricket. Think about it...
2) "The Guardian has already taken the decision to cut down the number of places where comments are open on stories relating to a few particularly contentious subjects, such as migration and race."
We know, we know. But you left out Israel. Why?