Over the last few days, some comments on this site have degenerated into a vicious game of personal attacks.
I have been trying to monitor it to the best of my ability and have been accused of over-zealous censoring and "shoddy" (?) journalism. I have personally been called a bigot and a fascist, among other lovely epithets. I can take it.
Where I draw the line, though is when I see fellow bloggers and guests being unfairly targeted with slander and abuse. Censorship is a tough road to travel. Obviously, it is up to the host how much profanity they allow. But the spirit of the blog is to allow a democratic and open forum for discussion and exchange of ideas. Deliberate personal attacks are not welcome here.
Nor should they be condoned anywhere in the blogosphere.