Look - I get that politics are divisive things and that a lot of news, particularly in the politics section is going to appeal to our baser natures. If we're to act as responsible filters of community content, however, we need to be able to see beyond those partisan blinders.
I don't want to call anyone out - I think that might be a bit crass - but I've already seen my editorial markings reversed, effectively dismissing my critique, without explanation or alteration.
Now I'll be the first to admit that I'm a bit of a leftist and I do know that I cast a more critical eye on stories and editorials that rub me the wrong way. It's human nature and there's not much I can do to avoid it.
But I don't mark those stories unfairly and I'd expect others to exercise the same restraint.
I recently marked a specific story as "Incomplete" because it contained an unsubstantiated opinion (bordering on blatent falsehood) which was presented as fact. I requested that the article be amended to reflect this and moderated appropriately. I later noted that the "incomplete" flag had been removed and that the article had been thus promoted to the front page.
You may not agree with my politics, but I would ask that we respect each others critiques. The removal of a flag should certainly warrant a comment explaining why the change was made and, moreover, it should be based upon the quality of journalism, not the character of opinion.
If this is going to work, monitors need to respect each other. We don't need petty editor wars on top of the daunting task of filtering all of this content.