BlairWatch has tired of hundreds of off-topic comments from 9/11 conspiracy nutcases, some of whom now think that if 9/11 was a coverup, then so the Holocaust must have been too. Yuck.
So, rather than have their excellent blog degenerate into mindless off topic flame wars in the comments they, feeling a bit guilty about it, have deleted all 9/11 comments and will ban them in the future.
Of course the wackos are now saying this is proof that BlairWatch must be in league with the Forces of Evil.
They’re now claiming that we’re part of the conspiracy. How, terribly, terribly fascinating. If you don’t like us, please don’t feel the need to return here.
Now excuse me, I’ve got to go and feed the nine foot lizard who is dictating this post through mind control…
Really, there’s no need to feel guilty about deleting comments that are off-topic, from trolls (commenters looking to start fights), personal attacks, the obviously unbalanced, or organized attacks from those opposed to your views. Polizeros routinely deletes such comments, usually before they appear, and the blog is better for having done so.
This isn’t a free speech issue. Blogs are private. If I don’t allow visitors to my home to babble about Holocaust Revisionism, I sure don’t have to let them to do the same on my blog. Instead, just show them to the door.
Like global warming deniers, 9/11 conspiracy theorists resolutely ignore facts, claim the multitudes of scientists and authorities who have analyzed the situation and disagree with them are liars and dupes, see monstrous and hideous conspiracies everywhere that only they are aware of, and so on (and on and on and on…)
There’s so many real conspiracies out there, why waste time on non-existent ones? Especially ones that make the movement as a whole look absurd and ridiculous.