Friday, July 08, 2005

Right Wing Blogers Take A Note From Facism

This column from MyDD, a liberal blog based in Ohio, describes the lack of open discussion offered at conservative blogs. The writer cites the five most tafficked right wing blogs and comments that only one of them (Little Green Footballs) offers readers the option of responding to daily posts.

At first, one thinks that the writer is suggesting that conservative bloggers are protecting themselves from liberal counterpoints or "corrections", since such things are sure to arouse anger and/or amusement from liberal blogs. However, after the writer is finished with his commentary, he selects roughly a dozen comments made by readers on the conservative blog Little Green Footballs, and, because of the savagery and intolerance displayed in the comments, decides that conservatives are best left silent.

The key word in this post is "select". Although many of the comments that Chris showcased were true examples of ignorance and hatred, Little Green Footballs is a very popular site not because it is necessarily the most hateful, but because it appeals to a wide range of people, who may or may not be the types to call for an "eradication of Islam" or the" mass killing of Arabs".


At 1:32 AM, Anonymous Alex said...


And awful.

If the big popular right-wing blogs allow diaries and comments, and if the result is that they begin to sound like rightwing radio - better leave them off.

In America's race to the bottom in the realm of political discourse, I hope the rightwing blogs shift into neutral and just roll down into the muck rather than gun it and sprint to anarchic savagery like Dobson and Hannity and FoxNews are doing.

At 9:22 AM, Blogger Jack said...

Haha..true insight. However, from an investor's perspective right wing radio is so much more popular and attractive than "bleeding heart" rhetoric heard on the very few left wing shows. On ABC radio in the NY area, they've discovered that as virtually every commentator from 12 pm to 8 pm is right wing(limbaugh,hannity,levin).

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