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  •  I think so... (0+ / 0-)

    judging from comments that were left on the Boston.com (The Globe's website).  His supporters usually rally to his defense on The Globe's site especially, and my casual observation is that they had little to say.

    In a casual conversation at my town's annual town meeting last night (my town voted for Brown),  there were a few people that tried to defend his going, but even they laughed at some of the jokes about his quest for a campaign ribbon for lawyering.

    •  Huh (1+ / 0-)
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      gabjoh

      Well, this heartens me. (And I like your use of the Boston.com comments section as a temperature gauge - but wow, you must have a seriously cast-iron stomach to look at all that!) I figured noble Scott Brown's noble service was too noble to ever be questioned... but it's nice to be proven wrong about something like this.

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      by David Nir on Tue May 03, 2011 at 08:30:14 AM PDT

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      •  The comments section of my paper (1+ / 0-)
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        David Nir

        makes me want to cry, laugh, and punch a wall all at once.  I'd go with cast-diamond stomach.

        And I always can't help but wonder; if they read the newspaper, why can't they respond to it intelligently?  Are they even reading it?  I mean, you need to have a whole name and password to get to comment, that should be enough of a filter for people who just check one article once a month.  It's a paradox.

        •  My (conspiracy) theory (2+ / 0-)
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          LordMike, lalo456987

          is that some conservative groups are targeting sites--not like this one, but more general ones like Politico--as a way to shape opinion. Having an actual human write all of those comments might be time consuming and pointless, but why can't some Koch Brother-like shadow group use a Ron Paul-like spambot program to comment every time Jon Tester or Claire McCaskill is brought up, if the technology allows this to happen? If it shapes the narrative even slightly, it'd probably be worth it, in their minds at least.

          I've told you something along these lines before, but every so often, I think it might actually be true.

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