With joy in my heart…

Someone dropped a comment on the blog last Friday evening. It happens from time to time. Every comment gets moderated, because my platform isn’t a general free fire zone. Everyone is welcome to their opinion, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to give them air time. I’m here, after all, to express my opinion, not charge off into endless debates. I get plenty of exposure to that on the other available platforms. 

Without going into detail, the comment in question was decidedly from a anti-vax, pro-conspiracy bent. Not the kind of thing I’d hit approve on under the best of circumstances. In fairness, though, I should note that the commenter was exceedingly polite and didn’t come across as the wild-eyed wackjob that so often representants that particular group. That in itself feels like something of a rarity and well worth acknowledging.

Politeness, of course, doesn’t get you a free pass to promote wild ass conspiracy theories under my masthead. Having your name right up there on the top line means being able to enjoy absolute editorial control. It’s not a function I need to exercise particularly often, but when I do it’s always carried out with joy in my heart.

2 thoughts on “With joy in my heart…

  1. Weirdly enough, I actually don’t mind opposing discourse. But I moderate spam with a heavy hand though. Any requests to visit their site, or shilling of their products get deleted. But people with different views are cool. But anyway, we each have our own guidelines, eh? That’s the beauty of blogging. Take care!

    • That’s an entirely fair approach. A discussion of facts I’m often open to, but I get enough unsubstantiated conspiracy talk from Twitter most days.

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