Follow-up on the RedState decision to ban the posting of positive comments about Ron Paul while continuing to permit posting of negative commentary. Yesterday, Justin asked a question -
“So why did they take such heavy handed measures? Were they simply just annoyed? Scared? A little bit of both?”
Here is the answer Justin, courtesy of commenter John Campbell.
This really does say it all (click on graph to enlarge):
Live graph here.
The sad answer, is that this is a textbook case of P.E. (Popularity Envy). While Ron Paul’s large growing popularity continues to surge and thrust ever upward, RedState’s flaccid popularity seems small, shrunken, perhaps even impotent by comparison. When you look at it, it’s really kind of pathetic.
[No doubt. –DT]