So an Article About Barney Frank Is Most-Read on NYPost.com? This Should Be Fun

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07/28/2010 12:53 PM |

Yesterday I noticed that the Post had attempted to make a big item out of a “tipster’s” account of openly gay, staunchly liberal Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank’s hissy fit when denied a senior citizen discount on the Fire Island ferry. Success! It’s currently the most-read story at nypost.com. If you’re wondering why such a minor item is gaining such traction, perhaps the comments section will clue you in to the readership’s interest in the story.

This isn’t even a “random sampling,” mind you. These are just the six most recent comments of the 175 left at this writing:

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(The comments on the Post‘s article about the Sean Bell settlement are also quite fascinating, in their way. Banner day all around.)