Saturday, July 09, 2005

Why RW blogs don't allow comments

I saw this over at Newshounds, in the OT forum, and felt like linking to it. Thanks Anisha, for the heads up.

Why Right Wing Blogs Don't Allow Comments
by Chris Bowers

Little Green Footballs, which is the only of the five most trafficked right-wing blogs that allows comments (Instapundit, Powerline, Michelle Malkin and Hugh Hewitt do not allow comments) showed why yesterday. Via Tbogg and lowkell, here are just a smattering of what has been written at Little Green Footballs since yesterday:
  • "IMHO, they should go house to house interrogating every Muslim about what they know and when they knew it. And then kick every last one of them who is there illegally out of the country. And then decide if any of the rest of them deserve to stay. Now, if only Israel would do the same thing after its terror attacks.... "

  • "Can we eradicate Islam now, please?"

  • "If there are no Arabs there are no attacks. How many more need be sacrificed?"

  • "It is now time to force muslims to make a choice: Live peacefully or die. I prefer the latter."

  • "We need to stop fucking with these people and kill every one involved. I mean anyone with prior knowledge, anyone who payed for it, and anyone who supported it. Regardless of nationality."

  • "If its Islamic it will probably blow up. All Islamic get full body searches with VERY high intensity X-rays ."

  • "The best way to deliver those high intensity x-rays is through some W76 warheads at around 100 kt a piece. It will be easier to give a full body search after that."

  • "Britain should END ALL ISLAMIC IMMIGRATION NOW....Continuing to welcome the enemy into your country is insane."

  • "subhumans, first time on 2 feet...round em all up, every friggin' last one of them...unfortunately, I still think it will take even more violence from the Arabs before the West wakes up and goes savage on em"

  • "Martyring Muslims doesn't seem to make much of a difference to the fanatics. What is needed is to take their human capital out their hands - their children. No more warped children, no more jihadis. "
The calls for genocide and apartheid are flowing freely. There is a reason why blogs like Instapundit and Powerline do not allow comments, and why Time magazine would give its "Blog of the Year" award to Powerline even though Free Republic actually "broke" the CBS story. There is a concerted effort on the part of the right to prevent this sort of overt racism and fascism on the right from being given any sunshine. These, however, are not isolated comments. They are numerous and they are appearing on the second most trafficked right-wing blog in the country, and by far the largest right-wing blog that allows comments.

It's time for the sun to shine in.
I have seen similar hatred and racism from all kinds of people, but especially on the internet, where you don't have to hide your inner feelings out of embarrasment.

by Robster @ 7/09/2005 05:23:00 PM PERMALink