They have seen the light out in Hawaii! The Maui News no longer publishes reader comments following its articles. (Via.) Citing the "vileness" and "flagrant abuse" of the comments area, the plug has been pulled. A.J. Liebling once wrote that "Freedom of the press belongs to the man who owns one," and I commend the Maui staff for sticking up for their rights. Those who disagree and demand to see their half-witted responses following a story can email the editor. This has been a topic of interest of mine for a while now, and I'm glad to see the media showing some backbone.