Monday, November 28, 2011

The cluelessness of twitter trolls

If you follow twitter (and we do), you've encountered the nasty right-wingers who tweet about "union thugs" and "union bosses" and "socialists" -- along with commentary that lacks, um, any basis in fact or reality.

Today, we got a good look at the cluelessness of twitter trolls, that is to say we peered into a yawning heart of darkness. The Manchester Union-Leader had endorsed Newt Gingrich for president. (Never mind that the millionaire lobbyist from McLean, Va., is only pretending to run.) The twittersphere ran with it.

As Gawker reports, the trolls tweeted that union bosses had endorsed Newt Gingrich. No, we're not kidding.
naskovj: if a union boss says yes 2 Gingrich, that's reason enuff for conservative voters 2 say no #tcot

SchoolerLA: The unions are now endorsing Newt...WTH
cappymar: the same union that just endorsed Newt did the same for McCain in 2008...hmmm ... telling
Yeah, it's telling all right.

(H/T to Brad DeLong.)