One went way overboard in attacking another commenter. His attacks had nothing to do with the issue being discussed. His comments were insulting and way out of line.
Such actions illustrate much of what I think is wrong with the Internet and what, sadly, have replaced rational debate and discussion on topics on web sites like Capitol Hill Blue.
There’s too much name calling, too much misinformation and too little substance in what some people post here and other web sites. I can’t control what happens elsewhere but I may need to curtail it here.
I’ve said it before and it bears repeating: The only person that any commenter on this web site can attack is me. Others are off limits. We’re here to discuss issues, not hurl attacks on others who took the time to comment on an issue. It is one thing to disagree. Unleashing vitriolic personal attacks are something else and is not allowed here.
I don’t like racism and bigotry. Too much of both have been appearing here lately. Too often, those who practice such claim loudly that their intolerance does not exist and then lace their comments with such.
I also draw the line at those who make false claims about our site or substitute partisanship for truth.
It seems some have the feeling that rules don’t apply to them.
We enjoy debate on issues and we welcome differing opinions on the many topics that are the subject of articles published each and every day on Capitol Hill Blue.
Unfortunately, some feel that “debate” must be limited to only singular, and agreeable, points of view and differing opinions bring a license to issue personal attacks on those who offer other and opposing points of view
That doesn’t fly here.
So let’s keep it clean and civil.
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