Andy Post took the time to login and post a fresh post on Minnesota Democrats Exposed on Tuesday night, but failed to address the disgusting comments posted by one of his commenters.
As I mentioned before, horrible commenting policies attract horrible comments. And, it’s not just the original horrible comments that are the problem. Check out what happens if a commenter – in this case, myself – challenges a horrible commenter on being horrible.
Horrible commenters will attack commenters who don’t share their horrible worldview, making a site’s horrible comments even more horrible.
I like to think that Andy Post is better than he’s been behaving on MDE lately. To me, there is a difference between a Marty Seifert Republican like himself and a Michele Bachmann Republicans like Ryan Lyk or Luke Hellier.
When Post allows such disgusting comments and commenter attacks to fly on his site, he’s passively derailing his own writing. Post should understand that there are people who’s vote you can count on, yet wouldn’t want anywhere near a microphone during a press conference.
If Post raised the bar on civility at MDE, he might have a shot at creating a site that members of the local political media might actually take seriously. The Right in Minnesota needs a respectable voice to counterbalance Tony Sutton’s bloviating. Perhaps Post can be that voice?