Saturday, July 09, 2005

Dog Bites Man; Daily Kos Does Something Right

Yesterday, kos of Daily Kos banned his conspiracy nuts en masse. The type is tiresomely familiar to most of us; now they're peddling insanity about the London bombings being a Bush/Blair plot. Kos finally decided enough was enough and banned them, even announcing that he was conducting a "purge":
I made a mass banning of people perpetuating a series of bizarre, off-the-wall, unsupported and frankly embarrassing conspiracy theories.

I have a high tolerance level for material I deem appropriate for this site, but one thing I REFUSE to allow is bullshit conspiracy theories. You know the ones -- Bush and Blair conspired to bomb London in order to take the heat off their respective political problems. I can't imagine what fucking world these people live in, but it sure ain't the Reality Based Community.

So I banned these people, and those that have been recommending diaries like it. And I will continue to do so until the purge is complete, and make no mistake -- this is a purge.
I'm tempted to make some snarky comment, but the fact is, kos has acted responsibly in this instance and it would behoove bloggers on the right to follow his example.

Unfortunately, some of the comments made to kos' announcement show that he has a tough row to hoe here. Conspiracy theory is pretty much mainstream thought to Democrats struggling to deal with their electoral setbacks in 2000 and 2004. Too many on the Left can't come to terms with political rejection and put the blame on electronic voting machine conspiracies and other wild claims. All the more proof that Bush-hating is an irrational activity.

Via Michelle Malkin.