Michael Bloomberg: Concern Troll

If you are unfamiliar with the term “concern troll”, this is what it means.

A concern troll is a false flag pseudonym created by a user whose actual point of view is opposed to the one that the user claims to hold. The concern troll posts in Web forums devoted to its declared point of view and attempts to sway the group’s actions or opinions while claiming to share their goals, but with professed “concerns”. The goal is to sow fear, uncertainty and doubt within the group.

A concern troll would come to the Revo and make a comment like, “I am a conservative and a supporter of the 2nd Amendment but I am concerned that Republicans are just hurting us by opposing universal background checks.” In reality, the poster is neither a conservative nor a gun rights supporter. He wants total gun bans but is posing as a conservative to give his comment credibility. It is a common enough practice that it has a name: Concern Troll.

​New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is set to launch a $12 million national ad campaign designed to pressure “swing senators” into voting for stricter gun control laws. These ads are pure concern trolling.

You might think those behind this ad are reasonable supporters of 2nd Amendment rights. They are not. They are nothing but concern trolls.

A spokesman for the National Rifle Association blasted Bloomberg and the new ads, saying NRA members and supporters would be calling senators directly and urging them to vote against proposed gun control legislation.

“What Michael Bloomberg is trying to do is … intimidate senators into not listening to constituents and instead pledge their allegiance to him and his money,” said spokesman Andrew Arulanandam.

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11 Responses to Michael Bloomberg: Concern Troll

  1. R.D. Walker says:

    As for the hipster thespian pretending to be a Middle American, I suggest he get his booger hook off the trigger, especially with children around. Idiot. He might seem a little more like the “responsible” gun owner he claims to be if he did so.

    • Matt says:

      Pretty sure it’s the first and last time the guy has ever held a firearm. In most commercials, he’s just holding a can of Dinty Moore, a bag of Alpo, or a roll of Brawny.

  2. A Guy says:

    disabled comments and ratings on youtube. gee I wonder why

  3. Pirate Morgan says:

    And they think we will fall for THIS????

  4. R.D. Walker says:

    LaPierre: Bloomberg ‘Can’t Spend Enough of $27B’ to Buy America

  5. R.D. Walker says:

    The Bloomberg ads will air in 13 states the group believes are divided on gun control: Arkansas, Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

    • notamobster says:

      Indiana & Louisiana? Ha! Louisiana isn’t even close to “divided” and Indiana gives lifetime CCW permits with every tank of gas. Arizona has some of the most lax gun laws in the nation and is number one in firearms ownership. Not a chance.

  6. slinger says:

    Arizona is divided on gun control? That’s news to me. Seeing how Arizona is probably second only to Alaska for firearms freedom, I would be incredibly surprised if politicians tried to push their agenda here.

    Of course, I was surprised when Obama got reelected, so anything can happen I suppose.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      The general assembly is in session in Iowa too. Not a single new gun control measure has made it even to a committee vote and the governor has said he will veto any that do. I haven’t heard a peep from Iowans calling for anything different.

    • Doc says:

      slinger, & REVOISTAS-suprize. huge suprize. IDIOT R.I.N.O. AZ senator john mcstain has been outed as the R.I.N.O. who’s “reachin’ across th’ aisle” (again…see “comprehensive immigration reform”, a.k.a. AMNESTY) regarding mr. bloomin’ idiot’s ideas on universal background checks:

      http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/289971-mccain-emerges-as-key-republican-in-expanding-background-checks-

      To all here, I didn’t vote for this socialist liar. Please accept my apologies for this poor excuse for a senator Arizona re-elected…AGAIN! Just for th’ record, MOST Arizonans realize that these socialist ideas are the precursor to CONFISCATION…mcstain’s never really been in touch with us, & I hypothesy that he’s on 0-bow-mao’s payroll. After all mcstain sed while he was runnin’ against barry that, “We have nothing to fear in ‘President Barack Obama’…”…that was his opponent @ th’ time. I believe the 2008 Republican Presidential candidate THREW TH’ RACE…just sayin’…

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