Kettle calling Pot, Kettle calling Pot

It just doesn’t get any better then this comment from this Daily Kos post:

How can you tell if the blog you’re reading is right wing or left wing?

It’s easy.

If it’s a liberal oriented blog, you can post public comments and engage in a discussion.

If it’s a conservative/right-wing blog, they’ll either be no comment section, or an elaborate process by which people are meticulously qualified to publicly comment on the web site content.

Why should anybody be surprised that the right wing blogs are full of ridiculous lies and accusations? They refuse to engage in any kind of dialog on issues or allow others to comment on their agenda.

Every blog is going to go wrong sometimes; nobody is infallible, but if you give people the ability to comment and criticize, at least you’re hinting that you care enough about the truth to provide means by which it can be discovered or debated. (emphasis mine)

Very interesting meme the Left has got going now. Off the top of my head, I can think of 3 Right Wing blogs without comments. Powerline, Instapundit, and Everything I Know Is Wrong. Most have comments. Mine are wide open, as are most. And yes, many use systems such as Typekey, which is used verify commenter’s as well as to weed out the trolls who use the same type of language we see on the DU and other Leftist sites, such as, well, Kos, including this same post. How about that? Something such as:

Powerline-was-completely-fucking-wrong-gate was a problem not just because their wild-ass accusations about the Schiavo-Martinez memo were completely wrong, not just because media asses like Howie Kurtz took them seriously, but because they harm the reputation of the entire blogosphere.

And, of course, the reference to John Hinderaker as "assrocket." Of course, the most ironic part is that in order to post on The Daily Kos, one must register. Furthermore, new users must wait 24 hours before they can post. Why, you ask?

You have to register with the site to post comments. New users must then wait 24 hours to post a comment. The clock starts running after the initial login. This is to prevent abuse of the diaries by trolls (people who post inflammatory articles just to get an inflamed response).

Oops. Guess I won’t be able to respond to them directly today in an adult manner, will I?

(ps, while spell checking, I fixed some of the words from the Kos commenter. Not meant to be a slur at the commenter, it just happened during this event.)

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5 Responses to “Kettle calling Pot, Kettle calling Pot”

  1. JulieB says:

    oh, but Teach, i have to behave at work, are you saying i shouldn’t use bad language? dang…

    rats… phooie… dang it…. (wait, i think i did call Rush a jerk on my site. i wouldn’t take that personal tho, because i think Al Franken is a jerk too.)

  2. Janette says:

    Grrr. . . I’m still struggling with a comment policy. I wrote one and Firefox crashed so I lost it. then I decided I didn’t want to be that strident anyway so now I’m back where I started.

    I wish there were some kind of troll bait we could use to lure them to abandoned blogs. There they could simply die of boredom.

  3. Maggie says:

    Maybe moonbat blogs don’t get trolls or nasty comments because trolls and nasy commentators are moonbats.

  4. jody says:

    I agree with the liberals on this one…only slightly. I think there are some conservative blogs that either do not allow comments (Malkin) or either only allow comments that kiss their…oh well you get the picture. The thing is this is not a liberal or conservative issue, this is a human nature issue. I can guarantee you that if you are the type of person that does not need feedback for your blog, then comments may seem pointless. Or if the blog is your way to boost your ego, positive comments are required. I think either way comments need to follow a standard level of civility just because you are a “guest” of that blog. I wouldn’t come over to your house and be rude and discourteous. I won’t come over to your blog and do it either.

  5. Jeremy says:

    Need I remind everyone that Kos himself has an elaborate, membership style commenting system?

    Should I be so bold as to state that they even banned Pussilanimous Wanker once?

    Waitaminute, isn’t THIS a conservative blog?

    To be fair I have banned two people from my blog. One was a difficult situation and the other was simply a moonbat troll with no sense of couth. Does this make me a bad conservablogger?

    C’mon people. I don’t believe people still listen to Kos, the hate-filled windbag.

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