I can see you’ve both been here quite some time. I doubt you could last for over 5 years each without having established your conservative bona fides.
There are heavily slanted news sources in the world. We quote them on FR. It might be useful to point out the slant, which we do on a regular basis.
But we don’t censor out those news sources. We also oughtn’t (in my opinion) take it too badly when one of us quotes them by posting an article.
For example, I generally take the Ukranian side in this. But I’m not opposed to tcrlaf posting from RT, or ncalburt for properly pointing out that it tends to be a Putin mouthpiece. I can take both bits of information and deal with them judiciously.
I do, however, save my fire for newcomers who grind their monotonal axe for one side or the other, only to leave when their pet conflict of the day dies down. Those folks can be run out of the site.
In the mean time, we can have a spirited debate on the merits, and perhaps even some hard hitting opinionating.
But name calling is a bit much among long time FReepers, don’t you think?
It is now and has always been unacceptable. It diminishes all of us.
Tcrlaf is a long term member, but has gone full Putinista. Check his posting history. Conservative-Bonafides don’t mean much after Putin’s charm offensive and active measures against our movement.
Sadly, that makes our Russian FReepers howl. And then it makes them whine about MSNBC, for some reason (a source where we point out the slant on a daily basis).