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What Happens When Readers Can Re-Write Editorials ...


A bold Los Angeles Times experiment in letting readers rewrite the paper's editorials lasted all of three days. The newspaper suspended its "Wikitorial" Web feature after some users flooded the site over the weekend with foul language and pornographic photos.

The paper had posted on its Web site Friday an editorial urging a better-defined plan to withdraw troops from Iraq. Readers were invited to add their thoughts. Dozens did, with some adding hyperlinks and others adding opposing views.

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