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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 11:28 AM
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27. If one's concern is genuine, one is not a troll.
Edited on Thu Jun-08-06 11:31 AM by bunkerbuster1
I want to make that clear--we can criticize our own, in fact we must, if we feel we're genuinely hurting ourselves.

And I also recognize that it is very difficult to differentiate between a genuine expression and a phony, calculated one. A true-blue Concern Troll is very good at what they do.

Also, I didn't hope to increase its use among fellow DUers to attack one another, and I apologize in advance if that's what winds up happening as a result.

I think the conservative pundits who offer advice to Dems are the most obvious example of a concern troll, but there are most definitely disruptors out there not just at DU but in more mainstream forums and, especially, on talk radio. I heard tons of them before and after the '04 election claiming that they were going to vote for Kerry, but dad-blast it, they were pissed off because of Fahrenheit 9/11.

Which is obviously bullshit, but you get my point.

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