Philly TV anchor Nydia Han was nearly hit by a car and told 'This is America.'
I tried to embed her Facebook video but couldn't find a way to do it. Viewers of ABC6 Philadelphia know her quite well. Nydia is of Korean decent born right here in the good ole USA making here 100% American as you or I. She's a very intelligent fair minded professional but even she can become fed up. I urge people to check out her video.
What makes this interesting to me is the differences between responses on her Facebook which were nearly 100% positive as compared to the comments by turds on Philly.com. Here were a few of those (although the positive seem to outweigh the negative).
Of course most of the conversation devolved into partisan bickering.
The point I'm trying to make here is anyone who chooses a career which puts them in the public eye is susceptible of becoming a punching bag. If we the public expect great minds to run this country, become reporters or entertainers fewer and fewer of the talent will choose to do so. Why should they when they can earn a decent living outside public view?
Each day that passes I find myself less tolerant of those who spew their ignorance. I strongly urge media and anyone else who allows such dissemination to end such practice. Everyone has a right to free speech, it's another to allow others to abuse that right to spread their sick hatreds and negativities. In so doing they become an accessory giving amplification to the worst who walk among us. Thus I urge PHILLY.COM to pull comments on this post like they do on others. Same goes with the all so many other sites that allow this kind of BS on various stories. I fail to see how this serves any good purpose.