Belmont Club

Disruption

Bob Dylan accepts the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year award on stage at the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year show at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP)

Regarding the post, The Armies of the Right a reader notes:

Of 412 comments, comments number 58, 64, 69, 74, 81, 83, 88, 89, 92, 98, 101, 104, 107, 111, 115, 116, 129, 131, 133, 137, 154, 157, 162, 165, 166, 167, 172, 174, 179, 180, 186, 191, 193, 195, 198, 200, 205, 206, 208, 212, 213, 215, 217, 229, 231, 234, 241, 249, 252, 253, 260, 263, 265, 267, 278, 288, 293, 295, 299, 323, 325, 326, 327, 333, 334, 348, 350, 352, 355, 358, 359, 365, 369, 386, 387, 389, 390, 392, 394, 395, 397 and 402 were made by one disrupter. That’s 82 of 412, or 20%, or 1 of every 5 comments.
The commentariat did not cover themselves with glory on this one.

Comments number 68, 72, 79, 80, 82, 84, 85, 86, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 100, 102, 103, 108, 110, 112, 114, 120, 125, 132, 136, 138, 142, 143, 155, 158, 159, 163, 170, 176, 177, 182, 185, 188, 196, 197, 199, 202, 203, 207, 209, 210, 214, 216, 218, 219, 221, 222, 226, 228, 230, 232, 233, 235, 244, 246, 251, 254, 257, 258, 286, 298, 301, 306, 308, 309, 310, 315, 318, 335, 343, 344, 346, 349, 354, 356, 360, 363,364, 366, 368, 370, 372,373, 374, 375, 377, 380, 381, 388, 391, 393, 396, 400, 401, 403, 405, 409, were responses to the troll, either to him or about him. 102 comments to be added to his 82 = 184, or 45% .

Damn near half of that post’s comments were by him or about him. That’s effective disruption.

Open thread.


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