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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

Fox News has disabled comments on YouTube videos about the death of John McCain following an outpouring of nastiness on the network’s own website from its commenters.

“Comments are disabled for this video,” the space under the videos reads on YouTube videos about McCain from the network. A cursory review of the Fox News YouTube channel demonstrates that this policy appears to apply to all stories about McCain released following his death.

The comments at Fox News’ website were appalling in their viciousness.

“I’m sorry, but I can’t celebrate the life of a man who has done so much evil,” one commenter on the Fox News site wrote. “He is burning in Hell right now, and receiving the due payment for his evil deeds.”

A common response was “good riddance.”

McCain died on Saturday night at age 81 following a battle with an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Chris Sosa is the Senior Editor at AlterNet. His work also appears in Mic, Salon, Care2, Huffington Post and other publications. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisSosa.