Andrew Breitbart Totally Tweaks Out
To kick off the week in grand style, this morning Andrew Breitbart is apoplectic with rage at being exposed:
We have UNMODERATED comments. We delete the racist ones that we are notified of. You could have asked, asshole!
Let’s examine Andrew Breitbart’s claim that his comments are “UNMODERATED.”
Auto-filter comments by keyword, email and IP addresses.
Auto-delete comments by keyword, email and IP addresses, or ban users from posting.
Akismet keeps the spam at bay.
Assign additional admins to manage the same blog/website.
So Breitbart certainly does have the tools necessary to get rid of the racist comments that fill nearly every single thread at his sites. There must some other reason why he doesn’t.
Another feature that’s enabled on Breitbart’s sites: IntenseDebate Support — Comment Reporting:
One of your Comment Settings is the option to activate a “Report” button giving your readers the option to report offensive comments and help you keep the comment section clean. This option is located in your Comment Settings page.
Curious, isn’t it, that Breitbart’s readers don’t report those vile racist comments?
As a matter of fact, IntenseDebate also allows rating comments — and the ugliest remarks on Andrew Breitbart’s websites often have the highest positive ratings.