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LA Times hell-hound Patterico invites all interested parties, (as it’s a rainy Friday, that’s everyone) to submit comments at the LA Times Readers’ Representative blog.

And why should you do so? Because, Patterico is pretty sure that the blog comments are very carefully screened, so that only happy talk can appear. The site’s disclaimer states:

All comments will be read and forwarded to the appropriate Times staffers. Those that touch on topics of wide interest or raise new aspects of the conversation will be posted.

Thus, Jamie Gold can figure that comments asking why Tim Rutten is still employed or who’s at fault for a screw-up will be considered not new enough for publication. She might represent the readers, but she’s paid by the LA Times.

The San Francisco Chronicle has been roundly criticized for a tricky little software maneuver that deletes critical comments, but allows the commenter think otherwise. Clear your cookies!