Farewell to the commentariat

Lawmakers await Gov. Bill Lee arrival for his second State of the State address in Nashville on Feb. 3, 2020. (Erik Schelzig, Tennessee Journal)

Dear readers:

The TNJ: On the Hill blog is turning off its comments section.

The decision comes after a flurry of complaints including about personal attacks, profanity, and impersonations. More than 23,000 comments have been made on the blog since 2016. Some have been informative, but many veered into personal debates about off-topic matters.

The blog will continue, but visitors’ commentary will now need to find another outlet. The good news is there are ample outlets for such discourse in the social media universe.