Newspaper sites = troll magnets

Check out the unadulterated, inhuman crap being posted at the Sun-Sentinel after Springsteen postponed his show in the wake of … oh, just the death of his bandmate and friend of 40 years, Danny Federici.

Here’s an idea: Let’s use the IP addresses and track these people down, then have them stand before a live national TV audience as we read their comments out loud. Wonder if they’d still call Springsteen a liberal crybaby.

(Obviously, I’m not speaking for my employer. Nor do I really think that’s the best way to handle Web trolls. It’d be fun, though, wouldn’t it?)

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2 Responses to Newspaper sites = troll magnets

  1. Neel Mehta says:

    Here’s an idea: Let’s use the IP addresses and track these people down, then have them stand before a live national TV audience as we read their comments out loud.

    It would get great ratings.

    I always thought exposing someone for the horrible person they are makes for the best revenge. If they are so dismayed or embarrassed that they kill themselves after, all the better.

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