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Troll, troll, troll your notes, harshly down the comment thread. . ., By Samuel Vargo

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ve are comment threads and what impact are Internet trolls having on the new media where the online news that has taken over? Are Internet trolls setting the stage for what is being written and how the televised news is being delivered? And has harsh rhetoric and the bombastic consequences of the fiery hard-news item, laced with commentary; or the red-faced and inflamed TV news commentator yelling ad hominem  attacks bordering on slander taken center stage? In a troubled and trying day and age, should news and its delivery be more focused on educating and informing the public while looking for solutions rather than merely uncovering problems? 

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Samuel Vargo worked as a full-time reporter and editor for more than 20 years at a number of daily newspapers and business journals. He was also an adjunct English professor at colleges and universities in Ohio, West Virginia, Mississippi (more...)

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