Today, Breitbart.com “editor” Meredith Dake has A Note on Comments, and it’s pretty funny.
Over the past month, we’ve monitored how our readers have responded to the new comment format, and how our new comment system has served our site and our vast readership. We’ve also monitored how the hordes of trolls manage the new system, and have been developing new safeguards based on a month of monitoring their behavior.
“New safeguards?” You mean, like reading them? It’s kind of hard to miss the N word, or comments about chimps and gorillas and silverbacks and “nig-nogs” — they sort of jump right out at you.
We appreciate your feedback and your patience in working with a new system over the past month. Hopefully, you will see the improvements that we are already seeing with our changes, and we will continue to monitor your feedback—as well as the IP addresses of trolls that try to flood our system.
The trolls! They’re everywhere! I’m not sure how they can distinguish trolls from their regular commenters, but when you’re making excuses, “troll” is always good.
We very much appreciate those of you who have pointed out comments that are inappropriate and threads that have been ambushed by trolls. Because of the popularity of some of our posts, infusions of offensive comments — mostly from posters using IP anonymizers and other ways to hide their identity — have been making their way onto our site. We want our comment section to be a place of camaraderie and stimulating debate, and we’re continuing to modify our comment settings to ensure that happens.
Camaraderie, stimulating debate, and constant gutter hatred directed at liberals, President Obama, Michelle Obama, and every African American spokesperson they post about. Stimulating! But of course, it’s those “trolls” with their IP anonymizers that are doing it.
Some of those who are desperate for the Breitbart sites to be silenced spend their entire weekends (and weekdays) devoted to the trolls in our comment section. That’s right, not the posts, the comments. Often, within minutes of these shut-ins pointing out inappropriate comments, another round of inspired, anonymous trolls spews their hatred in the same post.
Hey, that’s me she’s calling a “shut-in!” That makes me nostalgic for Andrew Breitbart — it was one of his favorite weird insults. Good to know that Meredith is carrying on the tradition.
But spending an “entire weekend?” Maybe it would take Meredith all weekend to do something like this, but those kinds of posts usually take me about 15-30 minutes at most. Of course, I know how to use some of these new-fangled computer-type tools like macros that switch windows and do the copying and pasting for me, but I wouldn’t expect the mini-Breits to know about those.
And “silencing” them is the last thing I want. It’s great that the right wing exposes themselves the way they do at Breitbart.com, and I hope they continue doing it.
While we appreciate the feigned concern of our critics about the atmosphere of our comment sections—bless your hearts, go out and get some sunshine!
Meredith Dake’s concern for me is touching. But really, Meredith — I get plenty of sunshine and fresh air. Knowing how to use these new-fangled computer thingies can actually give you more free time, if you do it right.
But it’s good to know that there won’t be any more racist insanity, or hate speech, or hallucinatory paranoid conspiracy theories in the comments for the race-baiting articles at Breitbart.com.
Plainly and simply Hussein Obama has violated his oath of office on multiple fronts. It is not just a platitude, it has legal import. Either way this pencil-necked Marxist is going down.
The ironic thing is that while racialist blacks are obsessing about the white devil and exploiting his “system”, the hispanic and asian demographics will eventually dominate. They are not as easily cowed as whites. What will the New Black Panthers do then, ally with “non-white” hispanics? LOL.
AmeriKan & British Blacks are 200% more likely to be SCHIZOPHRENIC, than whites. I have to believe that all you Dirtbaggers who are calling for a Race War ala, Chuckles Manson’s HEaLTER SKELTER, are of the same MIND? SICK, RABID DOGS!
Every black murder of an innocent is now Obama’s Fault..he has opened the flood gates of evil… Democrats did this by enabling and fomenting Black hatreds and their increasing murders of the innocents around them.
It’s not just guns! It’s total control. That’s why it’s totalitarian. They want control of your guns, your home, the energy you use, your healthcare, your church. These people are tyrants and are not above using violence to gain their ends.
I will tell you the plan for #5..
An Occupier or two, perhaps three have already been picked out in
battleground states..They will be Martyred by the Progressives..
If it does not happen by accident..it will happen..
The Progressives need the OCCUPIERS to attack..
They need an Occupier martyr..Get ready..
Move 5 is in the street violence, declare martial law and suspend U.S. elections.
He isn’t just a communist-he is also a Muslim and his goal is to destroy the country he hates.
Oh no wait. The New York Times referred to Zimmerman as a White Hispanic. So please do not refer to Obama as black. We all know he’s a White Black.
It’s all about having a vehicle now to start a race war, or try to anyway, if you think for one minute that this is not in the plans you had better get your heads out of the sand.
Certainly, the Kenyan Allende is desperate and will try almost anything. Considering that the usurper has come this far - why stop now?
I may seem like a Nazi but, in cases like this, the mother should be sterilized.
Call me a Christian nut, an evangelical, whatever you wish but what is occurring started far before the life of one man and it is supported by ne’er do wells, misfits, and succumbers to the evil pitfalls of this worldly life; namely the destruction of civilization via homosexualism, promiscuity, laziness, abortion, the defilement of women, children, and anything else non-Christian.
So called radicals are far more than a local political movement. They are the epitome of their namesake the AntiChrist and whether someone wishes to believe that or not matters not.
You are the Truth. The Final Prophecies are playing out. The antiChrist has its foot to the metal and ON Freedom’s throat…his political Elites and Unions broke our economy, lost our jobs and shove their tongues down into our childrens’ souls…better rise up…help Walker fight Recall…demand Voter ID…register voters as Republicans…and choose your side wisely.
Beware the Beasts’ Confusions. From over 125,000,000 dead infants torn from Mothers’ Wombs to the deadly Riots in the Street by blind and ignorant slaves of old…the AntiChrist means Business. 4 Supreme Court Justices have the Ginsbergian Disease…they are snakes in your babies’ bed linen.
It is time….we are all George Washington now, so please pray and prepare to battle Evil…it is an eternal fight. Nov6 Valley Forge II…Freedom: Pass it on…
Wow, now there’s some high quality stimulating camaraderie for you!
And now, if you’ll excuse me I’m going for a walk in the lovely sunshine.