And, unfortunately, I will have to consider turning off comments if things don’t change. I’m not looking for the dialogue on Media Nation to be all that elevated. But insults along the lines of calling people transsexuals (for the record, Media Nation is a transsexual-friendly zone) and “so’s your wife”-type attacks reflect badly not just on the person making them but on the proprietor of this blog.
Some of the best blogs out there don’t allow comments — Talking Points Memo, Altercation, InstaPundit and Andrew Sullivan among them. So I’m really not all that reluctant to go with no comments, and instead to post an occasional e-mail that I think is worthy of putting out there.
I’m sorry to say this right after having been called a “pansy.” Believe me, that had nothing to do with this, except as further evidence of how badly the comments here are deteriorating. (For the record, Media Nation is also a pansy-friendly zone.)