Tag Archives: trolling

John Oliver Explains Trump’s Trolling [VIDEO]

The Week reports: Trump is often staggeringly incoherent, but “the real damage isn’t in how he says things, but from three key techniques that he uses to insulate himself from criticism and consequence,” Oliver said: Delegitimizing the media, “whataboutism,” and trolling. “Despite Trump’s few real policy accomplishments to date, he has consistently achieved one thing, and that is making his ...

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Monopoly Man Trolls Senate Equifax Hearing [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: The Monopoly guy has gone to Washington. A person dressed in a black top hat and bushy white mustache, occasionally putting on a monocle or dabbing forehead sweat with giant paper money, sat in the audience of the Senate Banking Committee hearing on the Equifax data breach on Wednesday. Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith didn’t seem to notice. ...

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DC Chain Trolls Junior With Free “Nothing Burgers”

The Washingtonian reports: Good news for the cynics of the world. You’ve always said that nothing comes free. Well, this Tuesday at Z-Burger, that’s true. The Tenleytown location of the burger chain will offer free “nothing burgers” from 11 AM to 2 PM on July 18. The promotion was inspired by talk of Donald Trump, Jr.‘s email scandal and whether ...

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Texas Gov Trolled With Photo Op: “How Will The Potty Police Know I’m Transgender If The Governor Doesn’t?”

The Associated Press reports: A transgender Texan has posted an all-smiles photo with Gov. Greg Abbott to protest a “bathroom bill” that state lawmakers will again consider during a special legislative session beginning Tuesday. Ashley Smith posed with Abbott after he announced his re-election campaign Friday in San Antonio. She later identified herself in the photo as “trans-woman” and posted ...

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Nordic Prime Ministers Employ Soccer Ball To Troll Trump’s Glowing Orb Photo-Op With Saudi King

The Daily Dot reports: It’s official: The meme-worthy photo of President Donald Trump touching a glowing orb with Saudi Arabian King Salman is now being mocked around the world. The latest trolling came from a group of Nordic leaders. The photo, which gained attention on Twitter almost immediately, was a ceremonial gesture to mark the opening of a center dedicated ...

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SNAP: Former Mexican President Trolls Trump, “Here’s Something For The Bees Living In Your Brain” [VIDEO]

The Washington Examiner reports: Former Mexican President Vicente Fox used chocolate cake and innuendo to hit President Trump on Wednesday. Fox used a photo of his own inauguration in Mexico to call out Trump for what he viewed as his fixation with the crowd size at his inauguration. Fox said it was one of the proudest moments of his life ...

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TROLLTASTIC: Twitter Robot Responds To Every Trump Tweet With Video Of Tweet Being Burned [VIDEO]

The Telegraph reports: Donald Trump has another political foe to worry about, with his latest adversary coming in the form of an insubordinate robot. A robot designed simply to burn every single tweet sent by Mr Trump has amassed thousands of Twitter followers. The Burned Your Tweet robot automatically prints out the president’s latest tweets before setting fire to the ...

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QUEENS: Violence And Threats By Trump Fans Force Museum To End Shia LaBeouf’s Live-Stream Protest

The New York Times reports: A museum in Queens has shut down an online art installation by the actor Shia LaBeouf, calling it a “serious and ongoing public safety hazard” after Mr. LaBeouf was arrested and the exhibit became a target for threats of violence. The participatory exhibit, “He Will Not Divide Us,” was a collaboration between Mr. LaBeouf and ...

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BRUSSELS: Brexit Nutjob Nigel Farage Expertly Trolled During Pro-Trump Rant To European Parliament [VIDEO]

The Daily Record reports: Ranting Brexit cheerleader Nigel Farage was the victim of some top trolling in Brussels as a fellow MEP held up a sign behind him claiming: “He’s lying to you”. Seb Dance scribbled the note on a piece of paper along with an arrow pointing to the ex-UKIP leader and carefully positioned it behind him during a ...

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Defense Department Trolls Trump With Story About Refugee Marine As “Temporary” Immigration Ban Nears

The Daily Beast reports: Someone at the U.S. Department of Defense has seemingly been studying the art of the subtweet. On the same morning President Donald Trump is expected to order a temporary ban on refugees, the department’s Twitter account posted a heartwarming story about an Iraqi refugee who enlisted as a Marine and went back to Iraq as part ...

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Chuck Schumer Trolls Mitch McConnell With His Own 2009 Letter Demanding Delay For Obama’s Nominees

Vox reports: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has a simple request for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees must meet the same traditional standards that were demanded of President Barack Obama’s nominees eight years ago. In fact, the request is so similar that Schumer sent the exact same letter McConnell sent to Harry Reid, then the Democratic ...

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REVENGE IS SWEET: Breitbart Wails That Hillary’s Foreign Troll Army Ruined Their Post-Debate Click-Poll

But they give no admission that Trump’s trolls did the same thing to recent click-polls on many mainstream sites. Via Breitbart: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has overtaken Hillary Clinton on a Breitbart debate poll, despite a stream of overseas Clinton bots skewing the results in favour of the Democratic nominee. The original results of the poll were gleefully reported ...

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Tennessee GOP Falls For Voter Fraud Troll [UPDATED]

Yesterday homcons Matt Drudge and Jim Hoft, the Ohio Secretary of State, and half of the right wing blogosphere fell for a Twitter troll who claimed to be an Ohio mailman who was destroying absentee ballots marked for Trump. Late last night the Tennessee state Republican Party fell for a similar prank. Via Talking Points Memo: The Tennessee GOP retweeted ...

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Homocon Bloggers Fall For “Voter Fraud” Troll On Twitter And Rush Limbaugh Cluelessly Repeats The Story

This morning homocon Gateway Pundit blogger Jim Hoft, widely known as the “Stupidest Man On The Internet,” got trolled by a prankster Twitter user who claimed to be an Ohio mailman who was destroying all absentee ballots marked for Trump. Hoft breathlessly reported the story to the great outrage of his readers, earning him a blaring headline from fellow homocon ...

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POLL: 47% Of Trump Backers Endorse Mean Trolling

Only 47%? Via Politico: The polarizing clash between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has brought out the worst in people, even to the point of severing friendships, according to a national Monmouth University poll released Wednesday. Seven-in-10 registered voters said the presidential election has brought out the worst in people (just 4 percent said this election has brought out the ...

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YOU KNEW THIS: 70+ Online Presidential Debate Polls Were “Botted” By Thousands Of Pro-Trump Trolls

The Daily Dot has the details on what you already suspected: You may be getting trolled right now without even knowing it. Donald Trump supporters artificially manipulated the results of online polls to create a false narrative that the Republican nominee won the first presidential debate on Monday night. The efforts originated from users of the pro-Trump Reddit community r/The_Donald ...

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The Advocate Reports On Trolling And JMG

Advocate executive editor Neal Broverman interviewed me recently and today published his story about this here website thingy, our commenting community, and how we deal with the growing troll problem that has forced some sites to do away with commenting entirely. Hit the link to read my kind words about you. This is also a good opportunity to suggest that ...

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Troll Campaign Links Trump To NAMBLA

Death And Taxes reports: It seems everywhere on the internet, lots of people are talking about whether Donald Trump donated money to the North American Man-Boy Love Association and is refusing to release his tax returns out of fear he’ll be outed as a closeted pedophile. It’s all over Twitter. Google Trends registered a sharp spike in people searching for ...

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Liberty Counsel Fake-Screams After Satanic Temple Announces Launch Of “After School Satan” Clubs

The Satanic Temple has once again gotten the goat of the right wing with its announcement of a national rollout of “After School Satan” clubs. From the Washington Post: The group plans to introduce its After School Satan Club to public elementary schools, including one in Prince George’s County, petitioning school officials to allow them to open immediately as the ...

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The Boston Globe Trolls Trump With Fake Front Page

See the full front page below. The Hill reports: What would the daily news under President Donald Trump look like? The Boston Globe imagines a screaming “Deportations to begin” headline in a fake issue designed as a critique of the GOP front-runner. “Markets sink as trade war looms;” “U.S. soldiers refuse orders to kill ISIS families,” other headlines read. The ...

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