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Old 05-14-2016, 01:28 PM   #31
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Distraction? Keep reporters digging on a non-story?
Yeah, maybe Trump leaked the story to get people to quit talking about his non-released taxes for a few days.
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Old 05-14-2016, 01:31 PM   #32
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Because we're still talking about trump. The biggest attention whore ever. Ever.

The content is.... Irrelevant. Just so that we're saying trump.
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Old 05-14-2016, 02:31 PM   #33
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Exactly; this is the first troll Presidential campaign.

I don't read any of the stories - I only read headlines - but from this perspective, the people are being trolled, and they are losing.

We know the troll - we are familiar with how this goes. We have been trolled for 30 years, some of us; sometimes we have lost, and we have learned from it. But our aunts and uncles only got on Facebook in 2012, and most of them haven't figured out this dynamic.

The classic troll: say something provocative and get as much reaction from it as you can; now you've disrupted everything, you are the topic, which was the goal all along.

This guy's a pro and has been chumming the water for years and years. But at some point there's a feeding frenzy, and the fish generate their own chum. So now he doesn't even have to say anything. Posts will be written about what he said earlier. Or who supports him and who doesn't. Or pure speculation.

Did you spend any time thinking - seriously considering - whether or not he acted as his own spokesman 25 years ago? Did you consider the implications of the story? Did you wonder whether it would have legs? At lunch with J today, and she got a notification on her phone for it. The NY fuckin' Times had it as "breaking news".

Breaking news? They sent an alert for this?

The traditional online response is, YHBT. YHL. HAND.

You Have been Trolled. You Have Lost. Have A Nice Day.
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Old 05-15-2016, 10:32 AM   #34
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Well, at least Hillary is enjoying the cover and the complicit media can use this/him as an excuse not to cover her "issues"
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Old 05-15-2016, 10:37 AM   #35
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I'm wondering if they're just trying to limp Clinton into the convention before indictment, so they can switch to Biden...
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Old 05-15-2016, 10:40 AM   #36
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There isn't going to be any indictment. Thats whats taking so long,
they're still burying/destroying the evidence and getting their cover story straight.
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Old 05-15-2016, 11:02 AM   #37
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Exactly; this is the first troll Presidential campaign.
this
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Old 05-15-2016, 11:07 AM   #38
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There isn't going to be any indictment. Thats whats taking so long,
they're still burying/destroying the evidence and getting their cover story straight.
Unless Barry (Obama) and Joe are keeping straight faces just waiting for their moment. It would be odd, a totally undemocratic process leading to a most likeable insider candidate. The Romans would have nothing on us.
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Old 05-15-2016, 02:52 PM   #39
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What makes you think they do? Heck, there are a lot of R's who are probably in this as well. Many/most of them hate the threat of Trump as much as the D's. He's a potential threat to their way of life.
The sham of an electoral process continues - just ask a few superdelegates like Kerry and Franken who openly admit they'll vote how THEY want, not how the people they represent vote.
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Old 11-28-2019, 10:52 PM   #40
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Exactly; this is the first troll Presidential campaign.

I don't read any of the stories - I only read headlines - but from this perspective, the people are being trolled, and they are losing.

We know the troll - we are familiar with how this goes. We have been trolled for 30 years, some of us; sometimes we have lost, and we have learned from it. But our aunts and uncles only got on Facebook in 2012, and most of them haven't figured out this dynamic.

The classic troll: say something provocative and get as much reaction from it as you can; now you've disrupted everything, you are the topic, which was the goal all along.

This guy's a pro and has been chumming the water for years and years. But at some point there's a feeding frenzy, and the fish generate their own chum. So now he doesn't even have to say anything. Posts will be written about what he said earlier. Or who supports him and who doesn't. Or pure speculation.

Did you spend any time thinking - seriously considering - whether or not he acted as his own spokesman 25 years ago? Did you consider the implications of the story? Did you wonder whether it would have legs? At lunch with J today, and she got a notification on her phone for it. The NY fuckin' Times had it as "breaking news".

Breaking news? They sent an alert for this?

The traditional online response is, YHBT. YHL. HAND.

You Have been Trolled. You Have Lost. Have A Nice Day.
I wrote that in May 2016. Three and a half years later...

He tweeted the picture of his head on Rocky's body yesterday and everybody lost their shit.

He's not just any troll, but the world's greatest troll. The guy always loves to say he's the greatest "whatever", but there's one thing that he really is the greatest at: he's the greatest troll of all time.

You think of the weird wild emperors and "big man" dictators who plastered their face all over every street. Those weren't trolls, not at all. The troll gets YOU to put his face up there. And it doesn't matter if it's out of admiration, or because you used it for target practice. The troll's market is in attention. If you're paying attention, you have lost.

How about don't even use his name? I'm thinking tactics here, big media.
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Old 11-29-2019, 07:04 AM   #41
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Big Media likes getting paid. Big media loves a troll.
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