Well, since my “tooters” rant didn’t alienate as many folks as I thought it would, let’s take another bite of the apple and see how many feet this shoe fits.
These people are WORSE than tooters., in fact, they are the worst of the worst, and I am POSITIVE this is going to rankle some feathers.
I have no use for commenters who write -
“Why should we care what they think?”
“I don’t need to hear what this guy has to say.”
Well, whoopie doo for you.
Here is why this sort of comment is not only unnecessary, it is actually aiding and abetting the left.
This is nothing but a vanity comment that reveals little to no understanding of how the control of the narrative is won.
The fact that you are adamant that you don’t want to hear about Jason Biggs’ twitter rant is meaningless to what we are doing with this sort of post– isolation, ridicule and hopefully the stifling of future progressive rants from pop culture morons.
There are political neophytes out there who actually allow entertainers, TV personalities and celebutantes to shape their political views. In the absence of anyone refuting, disputing and ridiculing their idiocy it seeps into the minds full of mush unabated.
We are here to abate, not abet.
The commenter who says, “why should I care what they think?,” implying that we shouldn’t care either, is helping Jason Biggs spew his idiocy by cockblocking a counterattack. If Biggs is confronted head-on with ridicule he just might shut the frig up in the future. Biggs may not even hold progressive views so dearly, he may be mouthing off thinking it is a great career move, and if no one confronts him he will continue to shape the public discourse with his brand of casual, yet destructive, leftism. Despite your ignorance, he has a louder and more influential microphone than most, and you have to provide the reasons for people to adopt your “I’m ignoring them therefore it didn’t happen” strategy.
If ONE person e-mails a funny propaganda attack about something stupid that, say, Bill Maher said, and it is seen by some 17 year-old kid who is trying to decide whether Bill Maher is right or not, and that piece shows him that there are people out there who think Bill Maher is a dicknose, and that kid says to a friend, “I think Bill Maher is a dicknose”, that piece moved a mountain.
Tell me again what the “Why should we care what Bill Maher says?” comment accomplishes, except maybe demoralize the creator of the post that you’re belittling.
Oh, and one last thing.
The commenter that says, “WHO?”, when we are isolating, ridiculing and dismantling a celebrity is akin to saying “I’m old, irrelevant, clueless, and the world and it’s young snotty leftists have passed me by. Throw some lime on me.”
If we’re doing a piece about someone and you’ve never heard of them, you can be rest assured they have a substantial following on either Twitter or Facebook. You’d be much more useful to simply join in on the fun of making mincemeat out of them, or quietly move on to another post.