Comments on Blogs, Redux
Michelle Malkin, belatedly responding to Kevin Drum (see my response here) explains why she doesn’t enable comments on most of her posts. After providing some excerpts from Duncan “Atrios” Black’s comment section, she observes,
Dr. Black may believe his bottom-feeding commenters enhance his blog, but I think most fair-minded bloggers on either side of the aisle–particularly ones with such presitigious academic pedigrees as Dr. Black’s–would balk at encouraging such obscene vitriol on their sites.
Kevin Drum can pat himself and his fellow liberal bloggers on the back for their comments sections. But if the above is what passes for enhanced and enlightened dialogue, I’m proud to be guilty of what Drum derides as “tight message control.”
I call it garbage control. It’s a good thing.
Thankfully, my trolls are mostly just annoying and unable to spell.