I run across junk like this on a regular basis. That's the internet for you. If its a site where I am part of the community I'll have a discussion about it, but if its just a news aggregate site (like bannination is), then you have to figure most of the people hanging out there are there for the purpose of making trouble. Same goes for the comment sections of any news site. Its not a real community, its a random eternal parade of strangers. Therefore people looking for in-depth conversation quickly move on and the trolls reign. There's no reason to believe anyone and there's no reason to think you can change anyone's minds. I don't even let myself read the comments sections of news sites (even the biggies like CNN). Nothing good has ever come from it.
Edit: If a similar thing was said on a board where in-depth conversation was encouraged, that would be a different matter. It is a lie that should be confronted when it can be done between two people who are actually willing to converse. For the most part, people on news site want to argue, not learn.
Edited by Jacob S (03/25/13 09:22 AM)