Countdown to Reasoned Discoursetm

Sebastian does a good job answering the questions of a Brady Board Member.

And this Brady Board member has a blog.

Update: I am told that Reasoned Discoursetm is already in effect. Heh. They only know the one song, you know.

8 Responses to “Countdown to Reasoned Discoursetm

  1. Gunmart says:

    And this Brady Board member has a blog.

    No trolling, people. 😀

  2. Weer'd Beard says:

    Reasoned discourse has already happened, but not in the usual sense. Only about 10% of comments have been approved, and from all I can tell they were all polite and reasonable.

    Seems she doesn’t like people labeling her a “Liar” because she doesn’t feel statements need to be burdened with the truth.

  3. mike w. says:

    Reasoned discourse is already in full swing. I’ve posted comments containing nothing but facts and links to said facts. They went down the memory hole.

  4. DirtCrashr says:

    It’s the song where they dance around with their fingers in their ears, like Kindergarten.

  5. Sebastian says:

    She didn’t approve one of my comments that was reasonable. I knew she was moderating, but I wasn’t going to fault her for it outright because some of our people are nasty. But based on my experience, and what I’m reading here, it does seem like reasonable comments aren’t getting approved, so I would say it is indeed time to declare Reasoned DiscourseTM.

    I was too generous when I thought a week.

  6. Brett says:

    Yeah, Reasoned Discourse(tm) is definitely in effect: she’s killing nasty comments from pro-gun writers, but letting them through from antis, while also killing resaonable comments from pro-gun writers calling her on her hypocrisy.

  7. Looking at her comments, she seems confused about how blogs work. She’s defended her comment-killing policy based on the amount of time it would take her to approve them all, and asked accusingly whether pro-gun blogs take the time to “publish” all of their detractors’ comments.

    On the one hand, she’s pretty well demonstrated her bad faith, and it’s reasonable to smell excuse.

    On the other hand, this may just be a crotchety old lady who isn’t used to having her feelings challenged with facts, and who’s been prompted by her anti-gun friends to think that advance comment moderation is the way blogs usually work.

  8. Weer'd Beard says:

    Brett, she’s killing POLITE comments from pro-gunners…and letting ANYTHING through on the anti-gun side.

    She just CLAIMS the comments she killed were “Nasty” and with no record of them people might suspect she’s telling the truth.

    But then again she works for the Brady Campaign, so I think we know her stance on the truth!