We have talked about this before, but it bears repeating as often as the opportunity presents itself.
Anti-rights nuts have a particular propensity for ironically playing the “victim card” by claiming to have received threatening, abusive, or otherwise aggressive comments, but there is a problem with that habit: invariably, these anti-rights nuts also practice Reasoned Discourse (TM) and can therefore claim whatever their little hearts desire without anyone being able to verify or substantiate those claims in either direction. These “gun control” webloggers could have received threats, they could have received spam, they could have received nothing at all, but they are all too eager to claim that they have been threatened, and thus generate sympathy for themselves, and demonize all firearm owners/carriers in the process (gotta love stereotypes).
On the other hand, when pro-rights webloggers receive death threats, they not only save them for all the world to see, they ridicule them. So, really, which is more believable – that supposed comment you deleted before anyone else saw and are now “quoting” on your webpage, or a linked-to comment that is still in its original form/location and being quoted for edification and entertainment? I will admit that Murdoc did edit one comment for gratuitous expletives, but I am not sure anyone would fault him for that.
What is it with the anti-rights nuts and the “delete” button? Are they trying to hide something? Or are they just ashamed of something? One thing is for certain, though – it is not doing them any favors when it comes to the whole “everyone is picking on me” schtick, especially when they are the ones plotting to undermine basic civil rights.
(Courtesy of Hell in a Handbasket.)