We at TVNL commiserate together and jointly preach to the choir.
ummm...that may be true online but most of us are politically active locally. What we discuss here at TVNL about the media and the other political situations are often shared with our families, our friends, and our colleagues, both online and off. We have fun with each other in the non-political forums when things get too difficult in those that are politically-based. We acknowledge when things need to be "fixed." We listen to each other. We try to be fair to one and all, especially to those who come here only to make trouble. We give them a chance to obey the posting guidelines. We allow them as much freedom as we can on this private board.
Do you ever note the number of GUESTS that are lurking here? Some of them are indeed crawlers and bots, but there are a few lurkers who are real people. They're agreeing or disagreeing with us. I'm proud of the intellectual level of the active TVNL members and what the "people" lurkers are seeing when they come here.