Sunday, September 02, 2007

Guardian as Troll?

Alan Wilson points to an interesting comment on the Guardian website. Are the Guardian writers essentially functioning as unprincipled trolls to try to get readership up and hence increase ad revenue?

1 comment:

ds said...

Now it's been mentioned, actually the ploy doesn't seem unexceptional. Since writing began (or at least broadcast media), people have been saying controversial things in order to attract attention. In this case, the specific reason for attracting attention is to gain advertising revenue, but that's not so different from a host of other reasons I'm sure other people have had.