CNN.com has a good problem on its hands: A post titled “Why I Raise My Children Without God” has readers extremely upset. However, when people are angered by an online article, they leave comments and generally keep coming back, thus making the article even more popular. That’s exactly what has happened to the post, as it currently clocks in with over 730,000 page views.
So what to do? For now, CNN’s producers have decided to leave the article up. Unfortunately that hasn’t stopped readers from flagging it. In fact, people flag it so often that CNN had to ask them to just stop it already:
CNN hasn’t flagged this iReport as inappropriate, but some community members have. This is a divisive topic, however it does not violate our Community Guidelines, so we ask people to please stop flagging it. We will continue to review the story as often as possible.
Nothing like critical words about an imaginary man living in clouds to get people riled up.
Please don’t flag this post.