We love comments here at The Daily Beat, but we do vet them before publishing them. You wouldn't believe some of the snark that folks submit.
Case in point, somepne attempted to post an ad hominem comment very recently, and we chose not to publish it. Why?
Our general policy is that we are not going to publish ad hominem attacks.
Furthermore, if you want to ensure a snarky comment doesn't get published, use "Anonymous" as your screen name.
We're willing to be argued with and to admit when we are wrong, but there's no need to call us names, especially when hiding behind the veil of anonymity.