the rise of trolls and how we got here....

  I'm listening to "It Came from Something Awful: How a Toxic Troll Army Accidentally Memed Donald Trump into Office" on Scribd. Check it out: https://www.scribd.com/audiobook/390611085

facinating and compelling.  heard the author interviewed on WTF. finally delved into it. I cant recommened it enough. 10 hr plus audio and I'm only a few in and had to start a thread on it. Encourage all to read or listen. look forward to the discussion and critique of the book. may even help how we interact here...

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you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14

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  • I'm going to have to dive into this, thanks for the recommendation.

    We are living in a post truth world, and I'm genuinely concerned about where it's all headed.


  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 18,699
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    Not today Sir, Probably not tomorrow.............................................. bayfront arena st. pete '94
    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 18,699
    _____________________________________SIGNATURE________________________________________________

    Not today Sir, Probably not tomorrow.............................................. bayfront arena st. pete '94
    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 18,699
    _____________________________________SIGNATURE________________________________________________

    Not today Sir, Probably not tomorrow.............................................. bayfront arena st. pete '94
    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 10,542
    Thanks...I'll check it out

    It is amazing (and kind of frightening) how the right can get away with this alternate reality.  Anyone is capable of putting out bullshit but the practice of turning bullshit into truth only exists on the right.
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  • Thanks...I'll check it out

    It is amazing (and kind of frightening) how the right can get away with this alternate reality.  Anyone is capable of putting out bullshit but the practice of turning bullshit into truth only exists on the right.
    You should have heard the head of CPAC on Cuomo last night. The spin of reality to this alternative universe is beyond me. It’ll be the demise of the holy US empire. And why any other news outlets other than Faux give these guys and gals air time is also beyond me.
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 10,542
    Thanks...I'll check it out

    It is amazing (and kind of frightening) how the right can get away with this alternate reality.  Anyone is capable of putting out bullshit but the practice of turning bullshit into truth only exists on the right.
    You should have heard the head of CPAC on Cuomo last night. The spin of reality to this alternative universe is beyond me. It’ll be the demise of the holy US empire. And why any other news outlets other than Faux give these guys and gals air time is also beyond me.
    I don't get it either.  It's powerful though.  All tRump has to do is call something "fake news" and the chud believe it.  

    Just yesterday he said it was fake news that he said he would meet with Iran with no pre-conditions yet he was on camera saying it twice.
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  • Thanks...I'll check it out

    It is amazing (and kind of frightening) how the right can get away with this alternate reality.  Anyone is capable of putting out bullshit but the practice of turning bullshit into truth only exists on the right.
    You should have heard the head of CPAC on Cuomo last night. The spin of reality to this alternative universe is beyond me. It’ll be the demise of the holy US empire. And why any other news outlets other than Faux give these guys and gals air time is also beyond me.

    Look no further for your answer than what Les Moonves said about Trump back in 2016:


    "It may not be good for America, but it's damn good for CBS"



  • Thanks...I'll check it out

    It is amazing (and kind of frightening) how the right can get away with this alternate reality.  Anyone is capable of putting out bullshit but the practice of turning bullshit into truth only exists on the right.
    You should have heard the head of CPAC on Cuomo last night. The spin of reality to this alternative universe is beyond me. It’ll be the demise of the holy US empire. And why any other news outlets other than Faux give these guys and gals air time is also beyond me.

    Look no further for your answer than what Les Moonves said about Trump back in 2016:


    "It may not be good for America, but it's damn good for CBS"


    Or what Cokie Roberts had to say, RIP.

    https://www.npr.org/2019/09/17/761050916/cokie-roberts-pioneering-female-journalist-who-helped-shape-npr-dies-at-75

    As a commentator, Roberts sometimes walked a line that threatened to eclipse her role as a dispassionate journalist. In a February 2016 op-ed co-authored with her husband, they called on "the rational wing" of the Republican Party to stop the nomination of Donald Trump.
    "[Trump] is one of the least qualified candidates ever to make a serious run for the presidency," Roberts and her husband wrote. "If he is nominated by a major party — let alone elected — the reputation of the United States would suffer a devastating blow around the world."

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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,981
    mickeyrat said:
      I'm listening to "It Came from Something Awful: How a Toxic Troll Army Accidentally Memed Donald Trump into Office" on Scribd. Check it out: https://www.scribd.com/audiobook/390611085

    facinating and compelling.  heard the author interviewed on WTF. finally delved into it. I cant recommened it enough. 10 hr plus audio and I'm only a few in and had to start a thread on it. Encourage all to read or listen. look forward to the discussion and critique of the book. may even help how we interact here...

    Is there a print book version of this?  I would go crazy trying to listen to something that long on my laptop.  Same with reading anything that long on a computer.  Either way, my ears or eyes would melt.
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 18,699
    brianlux said:
    mickeyrat said:
      I'm listening to "It Came from Something Awful: How a Toxic Troll Army Accidentally Memed Donald Trump into Office" on Scribd. Check it out: https://www.scribd.com/audiobook/390611085

    facinating and compelling.  heard the author interviewed on WTF. finally delved into it. I cant recommened it enough. 10 hr plus audio and I'm only a few in and had to start a thread on it. Encourage all to read or listen. look forward to the discussion and critique of the book. may even help how we interact here...

    Is there a print book version of this?  I would go crazy trying to listen to something that long on my laptop.  Same with reading anything that long on a computer.  Either way, my ears or eyes would melt.
    yes, hardcover is available. being a driver, audio suits me better..
    _____________________________________SIGNATURE________________________________________________

    Not today Sir, Probably not tomorrow.............................................. bayfront arena st. pete '94
    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 18,699
    wow. incredibly thorough. Fairly nuanced analysis.

    I would push back on a couple points made that I disagree with.  Will need to find the first again to see exactly how he framed it. but the first wascabout joe rogan and a supposed affiliation with alt right. the other was a mischaracterization of Jordan Petersins initial claim to fame.  I dont think he dig deep enough, in particular with Petersons respinse to some of the questions he was asked surrounding the mischaracterization.

    more later.
    _____________________________________SIGNATURE________________________________________________

    Not today Sir, Probably not tomorrow.............................................. bayfront arena st. pete '94
    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,981
    mickeyrat said:
    brianlux said:
    mickeyrat said:
      I'm listening to "It Came from Something Awful: How a Toxic Troll Army Accidentally Memed Donald Trump into Office" on Scribd. Check it out: https://www.scribd.com/audiobook/390611085

    facinating and compelling.  heard the author interviewed on WTF. finally delved into it. I cant recommened it enough. 10 hr plus audio and I'm only a few in and had to start a thread on it. Encourage all to read or listen. look forward to the discussion and critique of the book. may even help how we interact here...

    Is there a print book version of this?  I would go crazy trying to listen to something that long on my laptop.  Same with reading anything that long on a computer.  Either way, my ears or eyes would melt.
    yes, hardcover is available. being a driver, audio suits me better..
    I'll watch for it, thanks. 

    Yeah, audio while driving makes good sense.  Good use of the time.
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










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