Mike Kopp, Just Turn Your Bleeding Comments OFF, If THAT'S How You're Gonna Be
So I read Kopp's impassioned defence of his actions and rolled my eyes at the whole waving-little-Muslim-girl who motivated him to action. (As someone said about something else earlier in the week, that's not much different than having your neighbor's dog tell you to shoot people. )
I commented on his blog where I said something along the lines of "you sound ridiculous, and you've abused a stereotype to inflame opinion, just as Hobbs tried to do", but with a lot more words.
Other people commented as well.
As of right now, all the comments that disagreed with Kopp are deleted. 11 out of 16.
I wrote earlier about what blogs are. I still don't have any kind of firm answer, but I definitely think that if a blog has comments, the only reason a comment should be deleted is because it is either foul or an off topic attack. None of the deleted commets at Kopp's were either.
Listen. If you want comments, you take all the germaine comments. (Like the one a few posts down on here where someone said something that made sense to them and may make sense to you but still leaves me feeling as though they missed a sentence or two.)
If you don't want comments, there is an option for turning off the comments on a post. People do it all the time.
So, Mike, man of the people, either turn 'em off or leave 'em up. As it stands right now, you look like the KGB. "Good news only!!!"