This is why I don’t know whether “SNIPping” obnoxious Lefties’ comments is always a good idea.
Serial liar (see here and here, just for a taste) and commenter with a strong track record of abusing all and sundry on the Bolt blog (see comments here to view typical abuse) “Rachel” submitted a typically Rachel comment to a Bolt post (“For a sliming, Crikey’s effort stinks”) last night:
Hmmm. By my counting that’s the 4th time in as many weeks you’ve been been completely discredited by what you would describe as your opponents.
The first when you showed yourself to be a boorish, insolent oaf on Q and A, and were practically called as such by Senator Coonan, and required moderation from the host for your constant interruptions in not letting others speak. The second on Insiders recently when Annabel Crabb called your bluff on your now infamous graphs, only to be accused of heckling on your blog the next day. The third was undoubtedly today’s contribution to humanity and compassion for an abandoned infant left to die in a bus shelter by trying to score anti AGW political points from the whole sorry episode. And now this. You are completely out of your depth and trying to discredit the scientist who has uncovered your deception simply reinforces the perception I gained from Q and A about your boorishness and insolence.
Give it up. You are way past that moderate position on the spectrum you always claim for yourself. Anyone who still thinks you are balanced and bi-partisan on the issue of climate change who has now seen you in all your ignominious glory can only be a rusted on religious zealot.
Thu 24 Jul 08 (08:57pm)
Now that comment was no more or less obnoxious than the majority of her previous contributions, but for some reason the moderators on duty this morning chose to retrospectively “SNIP” it, giving Rachel and her champions cause to cry “Censorship!” and allowing Rachel to falsely claim that (in her words) her comment had contained nothing but “reasoned, calm highlighting of things that have actually happened over the past few weeks.”
I’m just saying, sometimes it might be best to let idiocy and abuse stand unchequed, so that people can judge “what’s what” for themselves, and take them on accordingly. When they are censored, Lefties can claim that they were simply writing about butterflies and unicorns and were unjustly censored simply for being Lefties, and the SNIP and their claim are all that remains to judge by.
(Full text of sub-thread as it stands as of 7:10pm Friday AEST, her 8:57pm comment having been SNIPped around 7am this morning, below, or click here if my formatting’s too dodgy):