Thursday, January 05, 2006

Politics: The Political Teen needs to grow up

Yes, the inevitable rant-post. You knew this was coming. Anyway, I want to vent some bile at Ian Schwartz over at The Political Teen. While Ian does a good job collecting and posting up clips from the news, it's essentially another right-wing blog to pass on official spin. That alone isn't so bad.

No, what irks me is Ian's cowardice. Instead of responding to an argument, he prefers to ban people or delete their posts. While this is within his technical rights, it contravenes his stated comment policy, because he deletes posts which are civil and topical. (In other words, a few of mine.)

If Ian ever wants to have a real discussion, I'd be happy to have one somewhere where he can't cover for making a fool of himself with administrative power... Bloopers like claiming that the phrase is "Pot calling the kettle back" or dishonestly implying that the botched attempt to get Bin Laden at Tora Bora in 2001 was "A Clinton Operation". (In both my posts have since been silently removed.)

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