NYT's Most Popular Comment Ever Was Written by a Canadian

It's an 'ode to Canada's greatness'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 30, 2015 4:20 PM CST
NYT 's Most Popular Comment Ever Was Written by a Canadian

The New York Times website gets approximately 9,000 comments per day from around 60,000 unique monthly commenters, according to the venerable newspaper. Out of those hundreds of thousands of comments, we now know the most popular—and shockingly it doesn't include the words "libtard," "Obummer," or "Donald Trump" anywhere. According to Canoe.com, the top Times comment of all time was left by a Canadian man under the name "Bob" on a 2010 Paul Krugman column titled "The Angry Rich." Bob's comment—which the Huffington Post describes as an "ode to Canada's greatness"—has received more than 7,000 recommendations to date.

In his winning comment, Bob talks up Canada's healthcare system, public schools, maternity and paternity leave, low crime levels, responsible banks, and superior infrastructure, Canoe.com reports. He claims none of those things come at expense of any freedoms (other than the freedom to own assault weapons—but "who needs those anyway"). Bob caps off the comment by pointing out that he only pays 2% more in taxes than he would in the US, according to the Huffington Post. "To me, it's a bargain!" he writes. The Times reports three of its five most-popular comments were left on Krugman columns. The other two were left on an article about this year's mass shooting inside a Charleston church. (Read more New York Times stories.)

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