These comments are in regard to an article from the "feature" section of the site, where the heading was listed as "THE TROUBLE WITH LIBERALS, PART XXXI." I think that making such a derogatory judgment in the heading is a fairly immature act on the part of whichever Indymedia volunteer moved this article to the "feature" section.
I'm not taking sides in the whole liberal/radical debate, which I think is counter-productive to begin with. But if an Indymedia volunteer openly editorializes and posts headings such as that (which basically state "liberals are not welcome on this site") then they're rendering the whole concept pointless. Portland Indymedia is an important communication and information hub for the entire community, regardless of your political label. It's a forum where debates (like the one generated by the relevant article) can occur because there are a variety of people reading the content. Whichever individual wrote that heading apparently wants Indymedia to degenerate into a site for radicals to only preach to their choir or be annoyed by trolls. That would be kinda useless, don't you think?
Obviously Indymedia volunteers should be entitled to their opinions and beliefs, and feel free to express those. But I feel it's wrong for one of them to create headings (which should be non-judgmental) to use their bias to blatantly attack people whom they should be trying to educate. Indymedia volunteers perform a very valuable service for our community, but shouldn't abuse the power that they've been given.