Real Life Troll Dominates News Report

Nobody likes an internet troll. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, here’s a definition from our good friend Wikipedia:

In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking other users into a desired emotional response.

You can clearly see why an internet troll would be almost universally despised. But what happens when trolling happens in real life?  Usually, that takes the form of a drunken obscenity yelled from the distance in the background of a live news broadcast or someone in a crowd holding up a sign with a cartoon cock drawn on it. That stuff is usually a little more tolerable, but at the same time, it’s so fleeting. One minute, there they are to spice up an otherwise dull moment in television news. But then, they’re gone, usually ushered away by a producer or edited out of the broadcast altogether.

That’s what makes this video so impressive. Not only does the creepy bastard with the unsightly mole on his face manage to work his way into every single shot of this news report, but the reporter just stands there and lets him do it. And it’s not like it’s a short video. It’s damn near three minutes long. Three minutes of interviews accompanied by a creepy DeNiro-circa-Taxi Driver lookalike grinning maniacally the whole time. In other words, it’s internet video magic.