What does the Alec Baldwin/Michelle Malkin Twitter fight say about us?

Last night Alec Baldwin and Michelle Malkin became embroiled in a war of words on Twitter. Baldwin was tweeting about the Troy Davis execution and conservative blogger Michelle Malkin responded with tweets of her own. The whole thing got very ugly, very quickly and Baldwin encouraged his followers to go after Malkin. They went after her with racial slurs, sexist slurs and any other kind of slur they could hurl. So what does this say about us? Can we not have a disagreement without resorting to vile personal insults? I often hear people saying they want politicians to fight fairly and stop going for the gut puch, but why should they do that when the larger community is uncivil? Have we gotten to the point where there is really no expectation of good manners and decency? I read some of the comments sent to Malkin and they were hateful. Under the cloak of anonymity cowards are emboldened to say things they would never have the nerve to say to a person’s face. So the question is do you think we now live in an uncivil society, and if so do you think we can change? Tell me what you think. http://www.mediaite.com/online/alec-baldwins-twitter-war-with-michelle-malkin-davis-is-dead-does-that-make-you-happier/

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  • Docile Jim Brady  On September 23, 2011 at 1:59 am

    So the question is do you think we now live in an uncivil society, and if so do you think we can change?

    Yes on can and YES on MUST.

  • Mo Rage  On September 23, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    ItIt doesn’t say anyting about me.

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