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'Why we're addicted to online outrage'

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Good stuff here.


    On one level, "outrage porn" at least promises to stimulate an internet grazer who is bored at work, or perhaps even bored with life. It makes him feel like an actor in a great moral struggle, either as victim or as triumphant voice of justice. Indeed, savvy media organizations train their headline writers to find the "stakes" that matter to readers, and one way to do that is to generate anxiety about being in the unfairly hated or the righteously hating parts of American life.
  2. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    As a 55-year-old white middle-class American male, I'm offended that the author believes my outrage is not genuine.
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Yeah, I'm sick of the "This person said/wrote/tweeted this and now we hate them." that so many seem addicted to.

    It is so rare that the outrage seems merited. Michael Richards, Mel Gibson... Most of the time it's people overreacting to a bad joke.
  4. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Goddamn it.
  5. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    That's outrageous.
  6. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    The perpetually outraged live on this site. Who's kidding who.
  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Poor punctuation pisses me off too. Although who can really blame me.
  8. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    I punctuate when I wish, Little Gauss.
  9. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

  10. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    I'm not paying the ticket so go cite somebody else.
    And I was using a common turn of phrase, you tedious dolt.
  11. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Comma comma comma chameleon, goddamn it. :D
  12. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    I'm only perpetually outraged because I'm perpetually surrounded by perpetual assholes.
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