I have been reading the comments on the Steamboat Pilot & Today’s new online policy, and I wanted to say that, as an elected official, I totally agree with the new policy.
I realize that being an elected official, one holds oneself out to public criticism. I can take that public criticism if that same individual who is voicing negative criticism is as accountable (or somewhat accountable) as I have to be. It’s not like some of us don’t know who the frequent derogative bloggers are, but they need to be held accountable to the public and to their fellow bloggers in their comments just as I have to be accountable for some of the dumb things I might say.
I believe the change will bring a new vibrancy and validity to SteamboatToday.com. I believe that the change will prove good in that there might be some intelligent conversation in the blogs, versus public bashing and unaccountable downgrading of the latest blog victim. Thanks mostly for having the conversation and responding; I personally know that reconsidering past decisions is highly uncomfortable but sometimes beneficial.
Routt County Commissioner