Ben Emory writes from the safety of a comment stream on Sierra Foothills Report.
I don’t like myself around you guys so I have chosen not get involved in the childish games any longer. I do like to read the comments for the insights of your absolute selfish and irresponsible ideas. It helps me understand the way you guys think better. . . .
George mistakes quantity of comments as success and ignores the very low quality of comments negates any validity that his blog has any relevance other than for a about 5 or 6 radical right wingers.
I am also put off by some of the immature comments by grown men on George’s blog, Rebane’s Ruminations. However, for the most part there is a robust discussion of ideas, the real problem for Ben is that his ideas do not hold up under closer examination. He prefers to post on the moderated Sierra Foothills Report, where opposing ideas that challenges the liberalism of the blog’s moderator are just sent to the circular bit bucket. They never see the light of a display screen.
This is typical of liberals. They demand that their feelings have a higher merit than conservative ideas, thus should not be challenged. Comments on Rumination’s often run in the 100s and SFR rarely breaks 20. Yes, some of the RR comment are stupid, but that says a lot about the commenter, which is also useful in understanding the discussion. The name calling and immature comments start when the commenter’s intellectual quiver runs out of arrows. Lacking the ability to argue the point, people starts attacking the character of their opponents. This says a lot about those who use this technique, including young Ben.