Bunker Mulligan "Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." ~Mark Twain

December 29, 2004

Comment Closures

Filed under: Society-Culture — Bunker @ 11:54 am

Dave Nalle visited a liberal blog and tried to enter into discussion in a comment thread. When he returned later to read another post, he found he had been banned from the site and could no longer comment.

I’ve also been posting to blogs for a long, long time, and I certainly don’t agree with a lot of things I see even on conservative blogs, but no one has ever banned me or deleted one of my comments anywhere except on a blog run by liberals. This set me to wondering just exactly what liberals are trying to do with their blogs.

One of Dave’s commenter took issue with him that:

I think your jeremiad is slightly too broad.

Why is that always the response when someone criticizes? Did Dave need to review every single liberal site to see if what he believed was true? When I say something about reporters, does that mean I am talking about every one who ever put pen to paper? Dave is trying to address something he has noticed, and asks himself why what he has seen is prevalent. The reaction is defensive. “Not everyone is like that! Conservative blogs like PowerLine don’t even have comments.”

Dave has some interesting thoughts on the subject, and the comment thread is pretty good once you get past some of the childishness that sometimes (How many times? Do I need to do an in-depth survey to determine the percentages?) interjects itself into any discourse.

1 Comment

  1. Until the Left realizes that their pop culture values are not universal truths, they will continue to treat any criticism as unworthy or subversive.

    Comment by Nickie Goomba — December 29, 2004 @ 1:34 pm

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