Hostile commenters ‘overwhelm’ TSA blog.

The Transportation Security Administration is having trouble with its new blog, which launched on Wednesday. The team of bloggers tried to set a friendly tone by introducing themselves with lines such as: “Hi! My name is Ethel and I’m from Wisconsin. I like music, I love ice cream, and I adore weird facts.” But by mid-day yesterday, comments had already been turned off the original “Welcome” post after “things started to get ugly.” A highlight of the comments:

— “Funny how the government stresses ‘anti-bullying’ in schools but promotes bullying by the TSA.”

— “DHS and TSA are fundamentally broken. Disband both immediately and return our civil liberties.”

— “I think TSA are idiots.”

— “I would like someone to explain the ‘liquids’ thing. It makes no sense to me.”