Letter example of trolling

June 28, 2013 

In response to "Must girls sign up for draft?" (June 24, Letters): Let me see if I understand this. Are you basically putting words in the president's mouth on a completely hypothetical situation? Made up by whom, you? Or is this just the newest light-your-hair-on-fire conspiracy theory making the rounds in the hermetically sealed vacuum that is the conservative blogosphere? Obama's going to force people into military service; everybody freak out!

In case you hadn't noticed, modern warfare is not conducted in the same fashion as it was in the past, more or less eliminating the need for conscription. There's an Internet term for people who hypothesize on imaginary situations with the sole purpose of making the president seem like a bad guy — trolls.

JUSTIN BAILEY

Turlock

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