Agreed. Rojo, who I think genuinely wants to be fair and seems to try to be thoughtful (i.e., I don't question his sincerity), is incredibly blind to his own biases and desperately clings to believing what he wants to believe. It's human (we all do it to some degree), but the right wing in this country seems to have taken it to new heights.
Rojo, it has been discussed ad nauseam over the years, but (a) the # of threads that are right wing are vastly disproportionate to the # of more liberal ones and, it turns out, to the audience of this site; and (b) more troubling, the moderating on this site is wildly uneven and seems to be dominated by right wingers. As a recent reminder for me, I responded to some idiot right wing post on the Sara Hall thread about how the left wing hates her (which is false) and my response got deleted, but an inflammatory and obnoxious right wing-type response to my response was left up. I reported the latter out of irritation, and not surprisingly nothing came of it.
You guys pretend to be interested in facts: it wouldn't be hard for you to take a sample of the # of threads to confirm what I'm saying (and has been said so, so many times). Check the political bent, and then check the # of posts that are deleted and see what you find. Better yet, do it honestly and report the figures. You guys give lip service to being unbiased and talk often of how much moderating work goes on behind the scenes and how difficult it is, and frankly it's hard to believe. Go look at the data and let us know.
By the way, I agree with the earlier poster who suspects that there is professional right-wing thread generation, or maybe it's just some angry kids in their basements, but it's breathtaking how many right wing threads there are here.
100% true right above my post. This site is left wing and right leaning people are scared to post? Rojo you are delusional. I nearly gave up coming to this site because of how many vocal right wing nutjobs post here with impunity. It's just like the country as a whole, 20% of them are right wing and they post a massive amount of garbage spewing their misinformation everywhere. Look at how many Covid is fake posts there are? Nearly every popular Coronavirus post insinuates or flat out says that it's a hoax. Left leaning people do not believe that Covid is fake. Yet you have countless threads with many users saying all sorts of incorrect and irresponsible nonsense. You tout your site as a place where people have free speech and you allow BS to be posted that is harmful to our country yet you ban people for posting things that harm no one. I'm not trying to bash you or Letsrun, these are facts not attacks. I really want this site to grow and become what it used to be, a place where actual big names in running can come and post and interact with your average runner but we can't have that because as soon as someone like Emma Coburn posts 20000 fools with red hats are going to assail her with all sorts of right wing anti women propaganda. You allowed everyone to get chased off except Canova, how does that feel? Have you even thought about that? Letsrun has been failing for YEARS and you haven't adapted in fact you've leaned into it. I'd really like you to respond to this. Despite everything I just wrote I want this site to work. I can't imagine that you feel good about having one of the most toxic message boards on the internet. You're missing the mark with the majority of the people that come here and that's obvious.