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  •  OK. Some made-up examples: (14+ / 0-)

    Somebody writes a comment telling a Kossack s/he is a retarded asshole who should fuck off and/or get psychiatric help for saying that the President should have moved more quickly to get control of health care reform. A cadre of folks gives that somebody some 4s.

    Later, on the same thread, or a different thread, the same cadre gives an HR to somebody who writes a comment telling a Kossack s/he is a retarded asshole who should fuck off and/or get psychiatric help for saying that the President should not be criticized given his many successes.

    Neither comment deserves an HR based on one's agreement or disagreement with it. Either both comments deserve HRs (for the insults) or neither does. How anybody could legitimately give 4s to either of these comments is beyond me. But it happens, day after day.

    Now, of course, most comments that collect double-standard 4s and HRs are not so symmetrical. But it doesn't take a huge amount of effort for someone to say before clicking their mouse: if I didn't agree with this person's political point of view, would I be giving her a 4 for attacking somebody I disagree with? Or would I be HRing her?

    I refuse to accept "no can do" as a proper slogan for progressives.

    by Meteor Blades on Wed Mar 24, 2010 at 03:34:23 PM PDT

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