Carol Platt Liebau: Yet <i>Another</i> "Tone Check"

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Yet Another "Tone Check"

To my "gentlemen" commentors (and yes, at the moment, I AM using the term loosely):

Feel free to disagree with me and with each other. But please try to do so without the nastiness that has become increasingly frequent in the comments here -- and which has been eliciting numerous email complaints to me.

To repeat: Spirited debate is valued here, and you are welcome to disagree with me. When you visit my blog, however, you are expected to voice your disagreement without stooping to gratuitous abuse (which only weakens your arguments anyway) and in accordance with the rules of common courtesy -- just as you would if you were visiting my house. Otherwise, you make the site unpleasant for others to visit. That's just unacceptable, and it will force me to eliminate comments entirely, against my wishes.

Anonymity is no excuse for poor manners and ungracious behavior. Please keep that in mind and conduct yourselves accordingly. Thanks.

12 Comments:

Blogger Dittohead said...

We crazy wacko traitors from the looney left, with obtuse morals and religious beliefs will try to keep the mud slinging down.

4:49 PM  
Blogger Duke-Stir said...

Is the use of the word "negro" allowed? How about "wacko"? Or "surrender monkey"? Somehow, the "tone" keeps getting abusive around here.

5:03 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Both of you represent your side of the isle VERY well!!! Believe me, it's been real fun to watch! May I recommend a book, "How to Win Friends and Influence People."

8:03 PM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

Cliff wants to be Carol's pet.

8:38 PM  
Blogger Pete said...

May I suggest the book, "How to talk to a liberal, if you really must?" Excellent read from Mz. Coulter.

5:18 AM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

Pete,

Is that another one of Coutler's scholarly works of plagiarism?

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/Paper_confirms_Coulter_plagiarism_0702.html

7:19 AM  
Blogger Pete said...

Read it yourself and decide.

8:48 AM  
Blogger Pete said...

BTW: Where's your outrage over the plagiarism in Ward Churchill's hate-filled rhetoric, or, of Joe Biden's gaffs (and HE would be President?)

Let's really think here - the left defends itself and its heros on every issue, not matter what the circumstances. Yet they yell blue murder if a conservative does the same very thing. The issue is not whether the action is right or wrong - the issue is the clear double standard used by the left.

9:00 AM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

How do you figure Biden or Ward were or are heros of the left? Neither were ever popular.

9:09 AM  
Blogger suek said...

>>Is the use of the word "negro" allowed? How about "wacko"? Or "surrender monkey"? Somehow, the "tone" keeps getting abusive around here.>>

You have a problem with the word "negro"?
Could you explain why?

9:19 AM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

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10:02 AM  
Blogger Mr. Twister said...

Just to get the rules of "common courtesy" straight, Carol...

Would it be considered civil discourse if everytime I mentioned Dick Cheney I called him Dick "Load to the Face" Cheney? Apparently in your house it is not considered gratuitous abuse to throw in Chappaquiddick every time you mention Ted Kennedy.

Would it be considered civil discourse if I posted that Dick Cheney was drunk when he shot his "friend" in the face, just because I read it on some crazy blog? Apparently in your house it was not considered gratuitous abuse to post false claims about Howard Dean sourced solely to the Drudge Report.

Would it be considered civil discourse if I posted that George Bush is having an affair with Condoleeza Rice after reading it in a newspaper? Apparently in your house it was not considered gratuitous abuse to assassinate the character of Jack Murtha based on a false newspaper report.

Would it be considered civil discourse if I refused to apologize to the President for calling him an adulterer, claiming that he deserved the name even if he wasn't having an affair with Condi? Apparently in your house it was not considered gratuitous abuse to blame Jack Murtha for being lied about.

8:04 AM  

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