A racist, but a lazy racist unwilling to put any hard work or feeling into it.
Seems a bit like a waste of time. The troll doesn't care and the reporter essentially got nothing face to face that he couldn't have gotten by talking to the guy on Facebook.
There's also an important distinction to be drawn between trolls and flamebait. Trolls usually contain deliberate misstatements of fact (e.g., "Captain Kirk's middle name is Ruthven", or "Light cannot travel in a vacuum"); flamebait usually contains an outrageous opinion (e.g., stating that a certain diabolical dictator "was a great man").
Keith M Ellis wrote:
> Don't you know that humans are the only animals that have sex for fun,
> engage in homosexual behavior, kill for sport, fight wars, and are
> monogymous? Oh, also, humans are the only animals with a soul; and that
> think; fall in love; or that enjoy the TV show, "Suddenly Susan."
Don't you know that trolling with a nine-barbed hook the only fish
you catch are so dumb that 1) they aren't worth keeping and 2)
you don't get any credit for catching them? Even one of my cats
started laughing when she read this one.
Charles Wm. "and she _likes_ dumb fish" Dimmick
Also, the notion of the troll, the person who doesn't even necessarily mean what they're saying, who just wants to make people's eyes twitch, is a more fascinating psyche than the 'asshole with assholish ideas'
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