Post coverage of BCPS issues draws 16,405 views and brings out the political trolls
Shooting the messenger: Not one comment focuses on issues of violence or other problems
Update: In my closing paragraph I made reference to a certain troll from years ago. Well I was right and here he is:
Maryland is a divided state, and the nation is following suit. Polarization is not uncommon throughout U.S. history, but since the election of President Donald Trump (conservative) over Hillary Clinton (liberal), political upheaval has gone as far increasing the divorce rate because of couples with opposing viewpoints.
It seems as some ideologues disseminate information based solely on political views, as we will point out in this column.
As soon as the Post published the first in a series of articles outlining problems in the BCPS, the first attack came right from (as the old idiom states) the horses mouth. BCPS Spokesman Mychael Dickerson blasted our story as being false and based on rumors; however, when confronted with a statement made by a staffer at DHS, he tried a different tactic–the end around game.
You see, the Dundalk Eagle posted a brief blurb on its FB page and followed that up with another short article on the same topic. That story featured Mr. Dickerson’s response, which confirmed that the person in question was, in fact, on “long-term leave.” Mr. Dickerson took it a step further when he told the Eagle the reason for the long-term leave.
The Post will not repeat the statement out of respect for the privacy of the person involved. At no time did the Post ever reveal the name of the person or source of our information, which was obtained right from the impacted school. That information was released by Mr. Dickerson and the Dundalk Eagle, which even attempted to verify the statement from BCPS.
Now let’s move on to what brought out the trolls in their vicious non-stop attack on our latest and most provocative coverage of the BCPS–the release of a video showing a fight inside a troubled BCPS school.
Despite having video of the incident, and information about a corresponding serious assault on a Baltimore County Police Officer that was confirmed through BCPD, the trolls cast aspersions upon our coverage, as the information below indicates.
One thing about trolls is that, when confronted to stand up and be counted to back up the attacks, they seem to scatter like roaches, as the captured links below reveal.
Several trolls attacked the validity of our coverage based on supposed typos and other grammatical mistakes. However, when challenged to point out those mistakes, the trolls instead deleted their comments or, like one posted, claimed their fingers did not work well enough on a cell phone so they would have to go back and reread the column.
Here are two comments on that issue:
Buzz, with all due respect, you can’t even spell “principal.” You need more credibility.
So, to Ms. Lucas, the video and the confirmed the assault on a police officer are not as important as one typo.
Rather inane, don’t you think?
As always, you read and you decide. Hold on to your seats and get a real-life glimpse of the trolls in action.
Trolls are unified in using key words and terms, such as “click bait 101.” Our response to Mr. Ken Robinson is that he’s doing a lot of clicking on comments, as this screenshot reveals.
The below screenshot indicates that I, a member of the site, was blocked from entering said site. I guess one typo can make that happen nowadays when one crosses the liberal left. Their motto is “shoot the messenger” rather than deal with the message (truth) in an all out effort to remove public discourse from their closed shop.
(Click on below screenshot to enlarge)
In a rather extreme case of “folding up like a cheap suit,” when challenged to engage in a Skype interview or an open debate, the following poster went back to a 1983 case, injecting his two cents. Yet, when told he would be challenged on our front page, Mr. Fitzpatrick took the unusual step to remove his entire FB Page.
CHARLES W. BEELER v. CORNELIUS J. BEHAN,…
Before closing his FB page down to access from the Post, Mr. Fitzpatrick made this comment in reference to our challenge to debate his agenda:
Pete Fitzpatrick Ask your questions here, Buzzard. I’m better in writing (Mom says I have a face for prose) and everyone can be sure that the questions and answers are (relatively) free from manipulation.
He follows that up with this little ditty before fleeing into oblivion by blocking his FB page page from the Post, but as you will see there is more than one way to reveal a troll. We have discovered the possible identity of Mr. Fitzpatrick which I sure will shock some of our readers. Stay tuned. If you can’t wait to find out, click on Mr. Fitzpatrick’s link and if you were not blocked like we were his shinning page will show.
Pete Fitzpatrick Not that legitimate newsman such as yourself would take such liberties.
Here are the results of that issue:
Buzz Beeler The system is no longer in use.
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In conclusion, when a troll attacks, that troll uses words like “Buzzard” and referencing an article long past. I kept a file on one particular troll who used the aforementioned two tactics. Maybe after all these years I finally hit on the real face behind those exact references. Is that just a coincidence, or is it the motive of a vicious and nasty troll?
There you have it folks. Let the attacks continue, because they won’t silence our voices.