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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

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Agricola

To which I can only add, I agree, although we might disagree, just a little bit.

nm

I don't know that I agree with this: people who've gone partisan just toss their grenades, accept any collateral damage as "c'est la guerre" boo-boos, and drive on to the next skirmish, emotional unaffected because they've written off the opposition. They're not mediating political discourse -- they're participating in it. It seems to me that people who do that are closing down political discourse entirely, since discourse by definition requires listening and responding as well as speech. I understand your discomfort with all those qualifications-- but we've all seen what happens when actions are taken without taking them into account.

jaz

How do we rehabilitate something once it gets a taste of the "easy fix" of mean-spirited entertainment?

sean coon

dan, don't lose a wink of sleep over how that panel turned out. no matter the shift in moderation tactic, it wouldn't have helped (aside from, "people, STFU w/ the political snipping and focus!")

but it wasn't all a loss, either. there were many interesting points and moments, particularly from chris, surrounding the notion of independent media. unfortunately, people -- conservative or liberal or any other label you can think of -- often personalize things that realy should be contextualized as an individual's perspective.

you know, that thing we like to call free speech.

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