I am more than a little upset with some of the behavior in the comments section as of late, and it looks like they have devolved into nothing less than the sewer that is Eschaton. Yesterday, in a post about Deb Frisch, it took about exactly 13 minutes and 2 comments for some of you to turn a post about her behavior into a vehicle to attack someone who you hate because you disagree with his political viewpoints.
The thread is now nothing more than an opportunity for you all to get away with saying vile things about Jeff Goldstein- who, I must remind you, was the victim in this case. Jeff didn’t seek out Deb Frisch. Jeff didn’t troll her website asking her to come make threatening and frightening statements about his kids. Even the courts agree with me on this one- it was Jeff who wisely received a restraining order against this woman- who we all agree is sick.
Yet you all, consumed with hatred, unable to harbor an original thought, can’t get past that, because “Jeff is the enemy” to you- and you did nothing but make personal, rude, nasty, and offensive attacks. I doubt had the roles been reversed in this case, and Jeff been the culprit and Deb the victim, your attitude would have been ‘the bitch deserves it.’
And it ends. Today. I can handle you all attacking me- I will swing back, and this is my website. But if you can not control yourselves, and can not manage to write comments that are not loaded with unwarranted, unfair, and personal attacks against my friends, I will take care of the problem myself. This will become one of those asshole websites that deletes comments and regularly bans people. I might even have more fun, and just edit your comments to make you look dumber than you already do- although in many cases, that will be exceedingly difficult.
So it is in your hands. Change, knock it off, or I will do it for you. I have had enough, and it is time for some of you to grow up.