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  •  Definitely paid shills. Mostly retirees/unemployed (16+ / 0-)

    A friend of my family's has coyly alluded to being a paid troll, without ever explicitly stating so. He's a retiree, and doesn't generally speak out on politics publicly but ticks all of the demographic boxes for a teabagger. People with a lot of time on their hands are recruited through online classifieds to post ready-made talking points wherever they frequent. It's very easy to create dozens of fake user names, or even Facebook accounts, so 10 trolls can look like 100 on the larger sites.

    (-2.38, -3.28) Independent thinker

    by TrueBlueDem on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 12:37:07 PM PDT

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    •  No surprise... What I'd really like (6+ / 0-)

      to discover, though, is that an effort or group of efforts such as this does not exist without someone holding the reins... Who the f**k is it?

      Someone or some group or organization is at the top of the propaganda heap, authorizes significant decisions, etc.  Someone above (in power) of the Heritage thing, Americans for Prosperity, yada yada... Who signs the checks?  It/they are not known, because knowledge of it/them would subject them to scrutiny and subsequent attack.

      I think the insane right deserve to know who's their Daddy...  Wish someone would hack far enough into whatever to find it/them.

      Adjusting to living in a police state. 1984 is here.

      by ceebee7 on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 01:02:22 PM PDT

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