Co-authored by Aria
You may recall that over the holidays, Fox News engaged in hypocritical class warfare over Nancy Pelosi's and President Obama's Hawaiian vacations. Not surprisingly, FoxNews.com picked up the class warfare attack, at least on Pelosi. The readers reacted with real class, too - by wishing she gets killed and/or raped. Comments were eventually closed, but not before we were able to get some screen grabs. You can see that many of the disturbing comments were up for at least several hours. This is Fox News' modus operandi. They put up an inflammatory post and rather than properly moderate, they leave the comments there until the thread is eventually shut down. We've repeatedly posted about the longing for violence to Democrats in Fox News' online communities.
Sadly, what you see below is just the most disturbing of a large number of very disturbing comments. Can you imagine if Huffington Post or Daily Kos readers made such comments about Michele Bachmann or Sarah Palin?
The grabs below have been edited for size in an effort to make them narrow enough to fit into our column and yet big enough to still be readable. No other alterations have occurred.
Mod’s why don’t you just delete twatty/pRick on sight? We all know that the little pig is only here to disrupt and take another crap on your lawn.
Youâll note that ,as usual, the troll Ricky/Tawdry…..”
Yep. You would think that all those brave macho boys over at Fox Nation would scrape their brains and come here to make their point.
A. They can’t do it intellectually.
B. They’re chicken. Reading some of the comments by some closet haters, there must be some very frightened wusses over there. Come here and debate like a man (woman), dumbshts. Show us your I.Q.’s. Dare ya.
This is how I envision those people who rant in Fux or Freeper websites:
Tell me one of their jokes in that realm,Ricky. go ahead. I’ll wait.
Track some guy making death threats against a U.S. representative? I’m not talking about tracking someone who is calling names. I’m talking about someone who is essentially making threats in a criminal way. I meant track as in law enforcement (F.B.I.) look at any outright dangerous emails. They’re public in a way. Would hate to find out the hard way.
The statistical thing wasn’t meant to be connected, just a descriptor. I was referring to individuals making beyond-the-limit statements, not the site as a whole. I wrote fast and am often in a hurry but got to have my News Hounds.
I do not advocate tracking groups, individuals, etc., nor do I believe in general profiling other than criminal behavior profiling, those that seem clearly threatening. There are Timothy Mckveighs posting on Fox Nation.
I totally agree with you because the way I wrote what I said, I didn’t say what I meant, in haste.
el84, not sure how much you know about procedure involving group offenders, but even on crime drama that’s not how it works. Unless you’re watching the Shield or listening to the law according to Mark Koldys.
Picking out non-leader offenders who haven’t given a solid reason to be a POI is highly unethical and can be turned into a harassment charge fast in the hands of a good lawyer. You know Fox has such lawyers and aren’t shy about using them- they’ll probably let the guy fry so he can’t be used against them again, then they’ll sue the crap out of the people tracking their audience.
We both know they would, and we both know they could pull it off. People in notable positions only, don’t move until you have a good case with the big picture. There’s waay too many real-life cases where doing otherwise ended a make-or-break trial against a leader too early and with the wrong answer.
Learning this stuff has proven to be quite useful, both in my job and these discussions.
Notice how these cretins are obsessed with disciplining her sexually?
They may not agree with her politics, but she obviously still fascinates them. Or maybe it’s just that she’s so much more attractive than the cousin/sister/brother/cow that they’re used to ‘bumping ugly’ with.