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Wed Apr 18, 2018, 12:25 PM

Comey interview with Colbert

Regardless of how I might feel about him (and I don't want to go there), Comey made a very good point last night during the interview.

Colbert asked him about the comments he made in his book about DJT's appearance and how people are getting upset about them. Comey said that it was just a physical description, and that he had done the same with other people in the book. So Colbert turns to the book, finds the place, and points out that it was just a six-line paragraph running from one page to another, at which point he tears out the pages and tosses them aside. Then he points out that, in a book of 300 pages, this is the one item that so many people are using to dismiss the book.

Comey's comment, I thought, was right on the button. He said that some people just need something to grab onto in order to get upset and make noise. They didn't even have to read the book: they just picked up on that one item and used it to dismiss the whole book. And him.

I see this all the time nowadays. There were discussions here about the Dunning-Kruger effect and yeah, I think that's part of it, but why the heck is this so common nowadays? I see posts here where someone picks up on one little item in someone else's post and proceeds to jump on it, totally ignoring the original subject. And don't even get me started on some of the comments (about DU posts) I've seen on Conservative Underground when I've lurked other there.

Is this behavior considered petty? Catty? Childish? Something else?

And yeah, I expect someone here to pick up on my comment about lurking "there" and label me as a troll without ever addressing the rest of the post.

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Wed Apr 18, 2018, 12:28 PM

1. Good point

I guess its not so much that Comey commented on Trump's appearance, but the fact that his appearance is rather unusual and peculiar. How could anyone not notice that bizarre hair and orange complexion?

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