Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Are Right-Wing Libertarian Internet Trolls Getting Paid to Dumb Down Online Conversations?

Or are they doing it to amuse themselves while eroding civil discourse? :^)


Are Right-Wing Libertarian Internet Trolls Getting Paid to Dumb Down Online Conversations? | Media | AlterNet

"Articles about the environment are hit harder by such tactics than any others. I love debate, and I often wade into the threads beneath my columns. But it’s a depressing experience, as instead of contesting the issues I raise, many of those who disagree bombard me with infantile abuse, or just keep repeating a fiction, however often you discredit it. This ensures that an intelligent discussion is almost impossible - which appears to be the point."


Not that this sort of thing happens here. ;^)

hiho
Mp

3 comments:

Kevin Scheunemann said...

For someone that freely uses the slur "teabagger", don't you think this post was somewhat humorous?

Sort of like Bill Clinton lecturing about monogamy...that would be almost as humorous.

nacho borealis said...

Go to Yahoo News and read the comments. You'll realize trolls run rampant and critical thinking can't even be spelled correctly. BTW I blog-linked you. Don't suppose there is a physical meeting place for like minded Washington County residents is there ?

Bucksack said...

Nuh uh! God did it!!

[covers ears] LALALALALA...