why every little damn thing the bush admin does needs to be posted here. It reminds me of all the clinton hatred
Why can't we just agree that, on any given day, whatever is on cnn.com or even whatever alt news site is never, ever, ever, the "best of the web", and as such, should never be posted
No one is as smart as everyone, though you seem to want them to be. I don't understand why, if you think supplementary material will balance and mitigate these vicious Bush threads, you simply don't provide more of it. You pontificate a lot about the intolerance of the left-wingers here, but it takes balls to insist that your opponent include your point of view whenever he speaks.
Also - I'm finding your participation kind of confusing. This whole issue of your "leaving..." If you're here, you didn't leave. If you didn't leave, then there is no "reason" you left. But here you are, tallking about why you left. So I guess you were... what? momentarily frustrated by the discourse here, but came back for more?
I think that to equate the attacks on the Clinton Administration ... with the attacks on the Bush Administration
It's helping to destroy a community...
Not that I think Bush will lead the country into a world war...
I was in small part trying to make a metapoint (while still hoping that the thread would be useful to some) that the 'balanced rewrite' idea that many seem to like so much is wishful thinking in a forum, that despite lip service to the contrary, has turned into a discussion site first and foremost. That in fact as a proposal it directly addresses the fact that Metafilter is now a discussion forum, by pretending 'it's about the links', when in fact such a rewrite takes the focus off the value of the link or links and places it squarely on a concern about the 'quality' of the resultant discussion. Ironic that those who would trumpet in lockstep with Matt about 'quality links' so quickly fall in with an idea that is in fact focussed on discussion. Or, if not ironic, at least indicative that, as in most aspects of society today, what is being discussed is the phrasing used to describe something, rather than the thing itself. Which is a staggering debasement of debate, of course.