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View Diary: Eugene Robinson NAILS IT: “What part of ‘hottest month ever’ do you people not understand?” (113 comments)

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  •  I was almost going to ask that question (5+ / 0-)
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    kamarvt, freesia, pgm 01, figbash, SadieSue

    It's hard to believe that the trolls on HuffPost aren't paid. It's like they don't have time to write in complete sentences... they just spit out talking points.

    "A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself." - Joseph Pulitzer

    by CFAmick on Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 06:57:52 AM PDT

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    •  PR Firms (0+ / 0-)

      they all use monitoring software to scan articles and comments on the internet, and have the ability to directly engage the online buzz with fake posts if they want to. they'll do it for anybody who retains them to influence the online conversation on a given topic.  remember, Chick-Fil-A got caught doing this with a fake Facebook account, but that's only one example.

      so if you see blatantly stupid ramblings on a thoughtful article like Robinson's, its no accident. they swarm over any article published on this topic as soon as its live. and they'll keep posting on it until they've overwhelmed any thoughtful dialogue.

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