said by Oedipus:
Has anything good ever come from the comments page on a news website? Very rarely do I see anything resembling rational discourse in those comments.
Some of them were spot on, of course mainstream media would never out right mention anything truthful.
said by sonofjay:
CNBC comments section was polluted with spammers. You could not get anything meaningful from it having to read a spambot's message ever second post.
Often times there was spam, but that's what the report spam button was for. I think they just want the truth hidden, like on certain news sites they will disable comments on certain articles. Can't have the truth leaking out!