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  •  Yes, they have (0+ / 0-)

    In disrupting otherwise useful discussions, discouraging some from engaging in them, and likely convincing others that there really is nothing to see here.

    It's their job. It's what they're paid to do. Some of them are pretty good at it.

    •  I suppose (0+ / 0-)

      you'll be able to prove your assertion.

      Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

      by milkbone on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 07:13:30 AM PDT

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      •  No proof needed (1+ / 0-)
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        Timaeus

        See this and this. This happens all the time, it's an old if creepy PR technique, and clearly the administration, NSA and its various lackeys aren't immune. The idea that it isn't happening here, the biggest political blog in the US, is silly.

        And your hero reggid was just bojo'd, most likely for something like this.

        •  Just for the record (0+ / 0-)

          I totally disagreed with reggid. In that particular pie fight, I'm definitely Team Manning/Snowden. I think Glenzilla can be pompous and overbearing, but most of the time he's right.

          That being said, if you're going to make claims about paid shills, you're going to have to provide more evidence. Just because someone disagrees with you doesn't make them a shill. Do you think the RKBA guys are paid by the NRA?

          Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

          by milkbone on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 08:44:18 AM PDT

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          •  I wouldn't do this if he wasn't bojo'd (0+ / 0-)

            I don't know if the rules forbid this for banned users. Do they? But more generally speaking, I feel pretty safe in claiming that they're here and have been for a long time. Whether or not he was one is anyone's guess.

            Btw, I agree about Greenwald. His substance is solid, but his tone can be pompous and arrogant and snide and I think he undermines his effectiveness this way. He's kind of like Olbermann that way.

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