Chad Schlegel
September 15, 2009 AT 08:46 PM EDT

Welcome to the first in a series of posts in which we highlight a particularly pithy reader comment from the previous day’s news. Today’s message-board MVP comes from Rob Brunner’s Music Mix post about Kanye West’s mea culpa appearance on The Jay Leno Show. Rob asked, “Did Jay go too far?” last night when he asked Kanye what his recently deceased mother would think of his actions:

“I think the question was appropriate. Listen to the tones in Jay’s voice as he questions Kanye. Professional, yet not [confrontational] in delivery, authentic compassion in voice. I’m a professional therapist, trained in listening for subtleties. It was as if Jay became a voice for consciousness. Goosebump moment, and a star for good journalism! Bravo, Jay! (And bravo, too, Kanye for taking the consequences of your actions publicly. Who among us hasn’t made mistakes?)” –LoveVioletFlame

LoveVioletFlame’s post made us think. What about you? Discuss in the comments below.

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