Facebook Troll Challenges Mike Rowe's Ethics. Rowe Smokes Him.
One of our most popular segments has become #CrowderCONFRONTS (see CROWDER CONFRONTS: Firebomb Lady and Crowder Confronts: Tire Slasher Transgender). Though some people still wonder what the point of the segment is. Why bother going after random trolls? According to those who fail to understand, the tactic seems like bullying.
Man-Crush Mike Rowe was recently asked similar questions. Which he referred to in typical Mike Rowe fashion. A fashion that is, granted, less-in-your face than our Louder with Crowder style.
The topic is privacy and “shaming.” The page in question belongs to a guy named John Markewicz. John posted a question here several days ago, asking why I appeared on news channels that he equated to “propaganda.” John’s question was an important one, [but he] decided to delete his question several hours after posting it. In so doing, he also erased hundreds of other comments, effectively removing an entire conversation from my page. This struck me as unfair to the many people who took the time to answer his question – including me. So I reposted John’s original question, along with my answer, and a photo of his Facebook page.
Bullies come in all shapes and sizes, and the ones on Facebook usually hide behind fake names, fake accounts, and fake photos. I have no idea if you fall into this category, but unless you're really Slimer from Ghostbusters, it's clear that you want to hide your face from the world.
I’m here because I value my fans a great deal, and I appreciate the opportunity to interact with them. I also enjoy a spirited and respectful debate with actual people about issues that transcend cat videos and grilling tips. But, to answer your question, I guess if I harbored any hope of achieving a specific reaction, it would be to help more people realize that accountability always enhances the odds of civil discourse.
We actually prefer civil discourse. That's why we do the #ChangeMyMind videos. That's why we can have a civil debate with a transgender activist. But if you come at us with threats of violence or claims you've always wanted a piece of Crowder, it's clear civility isn't something you are particularly interested in.
Civility first. Confrontation second. Don't make us go to the second option by being a rampaging troll spaz.
Otherwise you get #CrowderConfonts.