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Wednesday, December 03, 2003

 

The Trolls Are Scared (Goody, Goody)

posted by Dana at Wednesday, December 03, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
Right-wing trolls have gone from being dismissive of Howard Dean, to contempt, and now to outright panic.

It is your power that has done this. But we have much more to do. This is quite easy to see by doing a quick Google News search on the Doctor ,.

Sorting the results by relevance we find a mass of pollution only a Bush could love, tons of "stories" from "publications" that are, in fact, no more than hatchet jobs from trolls, but which Google (for some reason) insists on calling "news," given far more credibility than blogs.

What's the difference between a news commentary and a troll? Facts, and respect for facts are two big differences. It's the difference between a doctor and a witch doctor.

What do troll stories have in common? Their lies and misrepresentations are wafer-thin. They drip with hatred and contempt for their subject. And they engage in verbal gymnastics that, were we to use them, would have us sued for libel.

What lies are the trolls spinning today? That Dean is unraveling, that he's "packing the Senate" , that he's hiding a scandal (since there's no evidence), and that he "doesn't want to win."

But, let's face it. Methinks they doth protest too much. The trolls are panicking. They know the American people are seeing through their tactics, figuring out the game, and taking the country away from them.

So, watch 'em squirm, and laugh. Here a troll, there a troll, everywhere a lieing troll.

They can't scare us any more. They have lost their power. We shall count them, and compel them, we shall casually dispel them.


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