Comment Policy

At the Rivard Report, we aim to build a well-informed and engaged community. Part of that is fostering conversation among our readers and dialogue between readers and journalists. That’s why our comments section is crucial. It’s in the comments that readers can ask important questions, bring new perspectives, engage each other invaluable discussions, and even point out what we, as journalists, may have overlooked.

Just as we work to bring you quality journalism, we want our comments section to spark quality discourse. We want to foster conversations that are respectful of different viewpoints; attacks on other commenters, putdowns, and name-calling won’t be tolerated. We have put the following community guidelines in place to maintain the comments section as a place for civil discussion.

We reserve the discretion to delete comments that contain:

  • profanity or obscene and indecent language;

  • threats, personal attacks, or defamatory statements;

  • hate speech directed at race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, or disability;

  • violation of privacy;

  • fundraising, advertising, or self-promotion, including links;

  • copyrighted or other proprietary material used without express permission;

  • false or misleading statements;

  • denigrating comments against individuals as well as organizations, business, etc;

  • more than 250 words.

By posting your comments, you grant the Rivard Report and anyone viewing our site permission to copy, distribute, or display your comments publicly and free of charge.

Opinions expressed in comments reflect those of the commenter, not the Rivard Report.