Skip to comments.Troll Dissection 101: Can You Spot and Counter Troll Comments?
Posted on 01/29/2010 4:33:57 PM PST by Brugmansian
Troll Dissection 101 is an ongoing series where well take you through troll droppings we find, and give you our take on what the DNC and Obama propagandists were trying to accomplish with them.
What follows is a comment caught today in spam filters, with our breakdown of the psychology employed in it.
Wed love to say the DNC and Obama propagandists behind these things incorrectly think Americans are so stupid theyll fall for this stuff, but in reality, a good many people DO fall for this stuff. The problem, weve found, is that Americans in general are just SO NICE.
They are good, honest, decent people who approach the world thinking all those they encounter are good, honest, and decent people too. Thats why trolls are always given the benefit of the doubt and, largely, why people like BigotBasher, Wonk Hussein, Rumproast, Daily Kos, Snarkopolitan, DemocraticUnderground, and others on the Left are allowed to keep doing the things they do to attack people. Most people who are attacked dont want to fight back, because fighting back is unpleasant, just as thinking about trolls deliberately trying to trick and demoralize people is unpleasant as well. Its truly creepy knowing there is a legion of Obama supporters working always behind the scenes in Psy-Ops to bamboozle the blogosphere, but thats precisely whats going on .
TODAYS TROLL DROPPING: . . .
Pahleeeze, you actually think they have a brain?
Though I know they exist, the example cited on their site sound a bit paranoid to me...but what do you want from Hillary supporters...hope I don’t sound like a troll
The people who fund the crazies aren’t stupid.
A real Democrat would never spam, troll, or send fake or misleading communications to the media.
Yours very truly,
Anyone who disagrees with me is a troll :)
Anyone who agrees with me is a well disciplined troll :(
I once dared to ask a question about Sarah Palin and was also accused of being a troll.
They are a little excitable at Hillbuzz. But, if they are what they say they are and the reaction to them has been what they relate, they have reason to be paranoid. The left is vicious when it comes to defectors.
Trolls trolling trolled trolls :)
Do you kow the secret behind FR.
Fr has a VAST audience of intelligent, thoughtful and yes Funny talented people.
The sites you mentioned are hate-filled depressing diatribes of tired ole Commie/Fascist/Socialist/dum jingoism.
Trolls don’t last on FR becuase of the above mentioned shortcomings.
Money doesn’t buy a brain.
Sir yes sir! :-)
If the economy collapses, and anarchy ensues, wait until the left sees how vicious the well armed right can be when protecting family and home.
I didn't mention any sites.
Trolls dont last on FR becuase of the above mentioned shortcomings.Money doesnt buy a brain
Well yeah. Of course. But FR isn't the target. I post on many forums, forums not specifically political and those forums are what Sorosian Center for American Progress trolls target. They aren't after activists on the other side. No point.
Some of them, the "purist" and "concern" trolls, are quite good.
***They are good, honest, decent people who approach the world thinking all those they encounter are good, honest, and decent people too.***
That also happens to our young college kids. They trust everyone (except their parents) and get swept into the orbit of professorial propagandists. There’s the residue of *respect for your elders* and that *prestige* thing.
AND some of them ARE on FR and have been for years.