Seems Like A Reasonable Fellow

From TPM Reader KS

Dear TPM:

I’ve been commenting on your web site for some time, and I find it disgusting that a person can be banned because others don’t agree with him and that they can flag him for it. Being liberals, you don’t seem to support opposing views, and it is appalling how crude and rude the comments are on your site, but you allow them so long as they agree with your statist view. Well, Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck you all! I hope some day that IF there is revolution in this country again that every one of you will end up swinging from lamp posts dying a slow and painful death before being damned to hell for eternity. Your site fosters division and a march toward communism and you know it, and may you reap your just reward. To that end I wish you Karma. Do not take this message as a threat; only as wishful thinking.

Maybe some sense will finally come into your lives some day and we can all learn to live in harmony, but I doubt it. You and yours will have to learn to accept opinions other than your own for that to happen. You foment hate and division, because you’re nothing but evil and despicable people and, quite frankly, I’m happy to be rid of you. Please do society a favor and go straight to hell rather than waiting years and possibly decades to be dispatched to your just reward anyway.

Forever your enemy,

Response …

K[], when I started reading your note I found it very surprising that anyone would be banned or muzzled for not sharing the views of most commenters. That’s simply not the moderating strategy we take. Then I read a bit further to where you say we’re evil, disgusting and that you hope we all die and are murdered in some coming “anti-statist” revolution that you crave. This gives me the sense that you were not a terribly civil commenter and perhaps your mix of rage and eliminationist rhetoric got a negative response from fellow commenters. Best, Josh