I'd like to take issue with this comment
(the "I was a neocon Nazi" comment) being up on the sidebar.
posted by loquax to Etiquette/Policy at 7:16 AM (293 comments total)
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I realize it has roughly 8,000 favourites, and that the bulk of the membership here agrees with it, but I just can't believe that's up on the sidebar. Sure it's an "interesting" comment, and it's very clear that he put thought into it and whatnot, but it's very very very biased in a particular direction, and it does explicitly equate "Nazism" with "neoconservatism" (mostly in that they're both very bad, and you should be ashamed of yourself if you find yourself in either camp). Which is neither here nor there as comments go, but putting it up there really implies that the comment is correct and valid in the eyes of Jessamyn/Cortex/Matt. Again, which is fine, but if you're going to *sidebar* a comment like that, then I think we can forget about the concept that this site is open to all ideas, and accept that there is a metafilter political orthodoxy, and that Republicans/neoconservatives/Nazis are not welcome (unless they come to confess their sins). And hey, that's fine too! I just don't know any other way to interpret the sidebarring of that comment.
(And I realize there was a whole discussion afterwards in the thread. Which makes me even more surprised that it would be sidebarred.)