If, like me, you find the presence of comments on news websites irritating this might appeal to you.
It's a userstyle for the browser addon Stylish which will remove the comments from a bunch of Australian news web sites. I've also tried to get it to remove elements that refer to the presence of comments - those little balloons with numbers in them and that type of thing.
The sites which will be affected by the script will appear in a list after you clink on the Install button.
If you want to look through the rules before installing click on Show CSS. You'll see that rather than do a general rule to get rid of anything that might be a comment on any page I've added particular rules for each individual site (or group of sites if they're all working with the same structure).
I don't think that comments on web sites are necessarily a bad thing - just because they're unbearable on news sites at the moment doesn't mean that they're useless elsewhere - so I'd rather have them appear as the default and choose on an individual basis when they go away.
The usrscript will be updated as and when either I look at a news site I've not looked at before or a site changes or a site which has good comments turns into a site with stupid comments.