Thursday, October 08, 2009

Althouse's Sewage.

Andrew Sullivan observes what we've known for a while -- Althouse's comments section is unusually toxic.

Althouse, as is her wont, loses it:

What I don't do — and what Sullivan is wrong to infer — is monitor the hundreds of comments that come in every day. I don't systematically keep track of anything. Sometimes I read haphazardly, and I am a very busy person... a very busy person who is committed to free speech and to creating a place where people with different opinions can talk with/at each other.

Blah blah blah. That's terribly convenient! This, dear readers, was not always the SOP in La Casa de Althouse. Back in the day, in the wake of the Garance Franke-Ruta incident, Althouse told Daniel Drezner:

I moderate and delete really insulting comments on my blog.

Well, perhaps that was true then and, for some reason, not true now. Althouse is a very busy person!

Or maybe, in Althouse's mind, the suggestion that Sullivan "has had his fudge packed so tightly it has replaced what diseased grey matter may have once occupied is [sic] craniumon [sic]" is simply not terribly insulting.

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