I Was a Paid Internet Shill: How Shadowy Groups Manipulate Internet Opinion and Debate. We certainly hope they aren’t paying the ones that show up here very much, they suck.

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StrinaM
Member

So I guess we now know why Crowley and the others show up, eh?

poppajoe49
Member

Well, he did say he worked on occasion.

PsychoDad
Guest

Well, I’ll follow up with the brief observation that I don’t much of the credibility of either the site or the writer — I’d peg it somewhere between Scientology.org and a Ron Paul fansite — not to say I dont think there aren’t paid shils, just that I don’t much believe this guy’s cloak & dagger story.

Neo-7
Member

With the same asinine talking points , there is little doubt that the turds that floated by , here on these boards , they had to just been hacks . They NEVER offered any merits to the positions they put out . Their responses were SOOOO predictable . I always wondered what possible job they could preform in the real world .

Thanks for posting , what most knew .

poppajoe49
Member

I always wondered what possible job they could preform in the real world .

Crossing guard and mall security guard.

Fenster314
Member

I call BS, at least on the guy who posted it.

…the next day, I arrived at the address – the third floor in a crumbling building. The appearance of the place did not inspire confidence. After walking down a long, filthy linoleum-covered corridor lit by dimly-flickering halogen, I came to the entrance of the office itself: a crudely battered metal door with a sign that said “United Amalgamated Industries, Inc.”

Yeah right. Someone’s “creative writing” class homework here. And a C minus effort to boot.

I later learned that this “company” changed its name almost monthly, always using bland names like that which gave no strong impression of what the company actually does. Not too hopeful, I went inside. The interior was equally shabby. There were a few long tables with folding chairs, at which about a dozen people were tapping away on old, beat-up computers

You don’t need magic secret companies to explain the political troll. Just politically energized retired/out of work people with nothing else to do all day. And given the media environment both left and right being politically energized isn’t a rare state of mind these days.

Jim Stewart
Member

Aw dammit, I’ve been outed.

Progressive Hemrrhoid
Member
Progressive Hemrrhoid

I’ve seen articles about Media Matters paying bloggers. Who would have never thought that being a propagandist is a career choice, need look no further then the Lame Stream Media.

poppajoe49
Member

They are in training for their jobs in the Ministry of Truth.

Not so silent
Member

I have said it many times, paid trolls…they had a script and couldn’t come up with a thought of their own…..There is life that is lower than pig poo….we have met them here….

poppajoe49
Member

She whose name must not be mentioned, pedophile, Ms Poops, Crowley, DIT, and several others since I’ve been here.
I just await the next one to come here for us to pummel.

Not so silent
Member

They didn’t last to long except for “HER”……they either got fired or are at home in mom’s basement celebrating their epic fail…

Navyvet2
Guest

Who is a lower life asshole? The shill or the slime balls that pay them? Losers both.

mojo
Member

Wow. Ya mean people will PAY you to write moronic comments on obscure websites?

And here I been doin’ it for free!

JPTravis
Member

We’ve suspected people of being paid shills here in IHTM, and I’ve suspected people of being paid shills in other forums.

drb
Member

We certainly have.

PsychoDad
Guest

I often bait a number of Twitchy’s leftards with their being “nickel-a-word Media Matters hacks.” And note particularly long entries with such observations as “Was that one enough to get you tonight’s 40-oz?”

Sidekick
Member

Confirmation of what we knew to be true.

drb
Member

no doubt

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