Troll Patrol 11-1 to 11-7

The past week provided plenty of fodder for the “Trailer Park Caucus” of PennLive.com.  Much of the traffic centered around the acquittal of a suburban police office on murder charges.  A piece on how her defense may have made an effort to bring “Rule Followers”, those who have a respect or reverence for authority, onto the jury, generated 175 comments.  This piece also may have shown the “Right-Wing Authoritarian” tendencies of many of the “Trailer Park Caucus”.

A November 6th letter calling for posters to have to use their real names generated 459 comments as the entry goes to press.  It also prompted an odd exchange between myself and a member of the Harrisburg Patriot-News editorial board.

Chris Mautner | cmautner@pennlive.com 3 days ago

 @pennsylbama_rising @rude dude Either way (and I apologize for calling you out) it would be nice if you could please stop using that phrase  in the comments, as it just devolves into in-fighting and snark. Thanks.
pennsylbama_rising 3 days ago
@Chris Mautner | cmautner@pennlive.com @pennsylbama_rising @rude dude Fair enough.  But the handle stays! I guess “The majority of PL commenters” will make the point clear.

Chris Mautner | cmautner@pennlive.com 2 days ago @pennsylbama_rising @Chris Mautner | cmautner@pennlive.com @rude dude Actually, I’ll remind of this community rule: 
  • Vulgar and insulting nicknames will be removed. Nicknames attempting to impersonate other users will be removed.
pennsylbama_rising 2 days ago

 @Chris Mautner | cmautner@pennlive.com @pennsylbama_rising @rude dude If my nickname is seen as “Insulting” then there are some folks here with very thin skin.  As for “vulgar”, that would be a greater stretch.
pennsylbama_rising 2 days ago

@Chris Mautner | cmautner@pennlive.com@rude dude I’m wondering if my handle would be seen the same way if I were speaking AGAINST “them city folk”?

That question about record gun sales created 328 posts.  While Cynthia Tucker’s piece on police claiming victimization only generated 77 posts.

While these were “off-year” elections in Pennsylvania, the fact that the Demcratic candidates for the State Courts won a sweep did generate 150 comments.

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