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The Great Escape Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:23 AM
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Are The Right Wing Trolls On The IMDB Boards Paid?
It doesn't seem to matter what the movie is; "Saved," "American Beauty," "Pleasantville," et.al. Their responses are so canned and predictable. Think of a movie that might even have the SLIGHTEST hint, of a progressive theme, and like clockwork they appear. Do they not have the capability of saying, "it's only a movie." Here is a typical thread from "The Constant Gardener."



http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387131/board/nest/25269035
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:25 AM
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1. Nuance, metaphor, basic critical thinking - not really their forte
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 11:30 AM by mikeytherat
"Stuff blowed up real good" - that they can handle.

For their IMDB reviews, they get paid for each cogent thought, which explains why the best of them earns about 15 cents annually.

mikey_the_rat
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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:32 AM
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2. Sometimes I find them rather amusing.
They're just so far out there.
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:10 PM
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5. Did you read this one?
"Are you implying that America got rich leaching on the back of Africa, and if so how?

Nurse.... Nurse.... Fix another batch of your extra strong sedative, and arrange for conveyance to the local looney bin, looks like we have another one here...... "

Someone wants to rewrite history once again.
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Bassic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:31 PM
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10. That idiot never heard of slavery?
I swear some people are born without a brain.
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:03 PM
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13. That's what I thought.
I believe he changed his stance to the present times instead of what the US might have done at any time in its history(though he did bring up WWII repeatedly).
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:32 PM
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11. No sedatives - up the voltage!
mikey_the_rat
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:04 PM
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14. He needs it.
The sedatives might be the problem w/ him.

More than a few say that he is quite the troll.
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LiviaOlivia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:40 AM
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3. Some maybe.
My guess is that some of them get their orders from "Fundie Control" and post for the Lord. It's fairly obvious that some posters haven't even watched the film or TV show under discussion. They just post generic anti-sex, anti-swearing, anti-Semitic and anti-progressive tripe. I use to like to fight them in the Deadwood forum.
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:50 AM
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4. When all else fails,
talk about Hitler. That seems to be the theme.
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Monkey see Monkey Do Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:09 PM
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22. I remember one thread - I think it was for "Downfall" - which basically
went -- "Did we pick the wrong side in WW2? I mean we would have had a much more determined army to take on the communists and bring freedom to the world. We also wouldn't be in the mess we're in today because Germany would have managed to kill most of the Jews (I'm not saying Jews are bad btw) so we wouldn't be fighting Israel's wars in the Middle East. Of course, when the fighting was over we'd probably need to reign in some of the Nazi ideas, but that wouldn't be too difficult."

Amazingly he didn't post & hide but stayed to argue in hundreds of posts (which I didn't have the stomach to read).
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:16 PM
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23. Glad I missed that one!
I never could have stayed out of it.
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Zookeeper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:28 PM
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25. .....
:wow: Um, um... :wow:
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:12 PM
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6. They must be
We all know the *real* right wingers hate Hollywood and all it stands for and would never go to that place. The real ones boycott everything Hollywood..don't they?
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:17 PM
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7. Wouldnt surprise me in the least.
It's how I found out that most of the idiots who are dead set against Brokeback Mountain - havent seen it.
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ReadTomPaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:22 PM
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8. I don't mind everyone seeing the hateful face of conservatism...
Esp. in popular forums such as IMDB's feedback area. It's precisely that sort of nutjob behavior that got them stuffed in the attic of American politics the last time we as a country let our crazy GOP molester uncle escape the house.
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:26 PM
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9. I really don't know, but they are part of the landscape there.
I suspect some of them are just ordinary posters who want to have a soapbox and/or convert other IMDB posters to their point of view (fat chance of that, huh?). Check out the Vera Drake board for some samples.

The other posters who really annoy me are the rain-on-the-parade types who just have to begin a thread just by saying, "This movie sucked!" or "This actor is an idiot!" Then there's the maniac who began a gushing thread about Jessica Alba on a totally unrelated board. Somehow that bothers me the most of all. :shrug:
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:07 PM
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15. My brother mods at another movie board.
He puts a stop to that kind of crap as soon as he sees it.
If you're interested he's at comingsoon.net.

He'd be glad to have another lib on board-especially if you had been there when BBM first hit.
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:20 PM
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19. Thanks!
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:29 PM
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20. You're welcome.
I read what is posted over there but only reply when I'm in the mood to harass him.

It's a good board full of movie geeks who make their opinions well-known.

And check your pm's for his name on the boards.
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:50 PM
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12. I'm curious what "evil corporations" vs. "the government" has to do
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 12:51 PM by ET Awful
with holocaust victims (who were largely slaves to IG Farben, Krupp and other corporations who formed a partnership with the Nazi regime).

I guess the twit doesn't realize that oftentimes "evil corporations" and "the government" are one and the same.

BTW, that may be the quickest display of Godwin's Law going into effect in the history of internet message boards :P
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:08 PM
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16. I saw one happen even faster
but that was pretty close.
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:13 PM
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17. Here's another interesting posting over there.
"What you choose to see as a freudian slip is really nothing more than an innocent typo. I certainly did not mean to imply that all black people are bad, although most are not as good as whites. I apologise for the error."
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ContraBass Black Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:16 PM
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18. *Jawdrop*
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:30 PM
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21. I did the same thing.
Glad I've never posted on there. I prefer my brother's board.
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skypilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:23 PM
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24. I love it over there.
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 03:25 PM by skypilot
I've had many a last word with some of those idiots. I schooled some of them good on the "DC 9/11" page. And some idiot who claimed to be a moderate started a thread titled "The Liberals vs. The Conservativies:Civil War 2005" on the message board for the same movie. I actually let him have the last word because his posts were just too ridiculous to keep responding to.
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