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Does it bother you when someone tries to malign someone's intelligence by saying something that's just as ignorant?

Asked by WillWorkForChocolate (23137points) August 13th, 2009

A guy on youtube went off on someone. He called him all sorts of names, including stupid and retard, then proceeded to tell him that Michael Jackson was acquitted of all charges, which is proof he didn’t do it. Um, hello? Acquittal has never been nor will ever be proof of someone’s innocence.

People like that just reeeeaaaally irritate me. Call someone stupid, then make yourself look like a total ass. Pffft!

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marinelife's avatar

Actually, I find that someone going off on someone else’s intelligence is a clue to someone not so intelligent.

AstroChuck's avatar

@Marina- God, that is such an ignorant statement.

filmfann's avatar

I agree. It reminds me of what is going on in the USA right now with all these local meetings with reps talking health care.

Supacase's avatar

The only person who doesn’t realize how that it is idiotic is the person who wrote it. So, no, it doesn’t bother me because it helps us identify the morons.

drdoombot's avatar

I happen to think this question is a veiled attack against Michael Jackson.

marinelife's avatar

@drdoombot Hilarious! That cracked me up. GA!

galileogirl's avatar

Ignorance is a lack of knowledge not a lack of intelligence.

I am ignorant about hockey but that is an indicator of my interests not my intelligence.

filmfann's avatar

@galileogirl I would argue that specific ignorance indicates higher intelligence.

galileogirl's avatar

@filmfann Where did I say anything about higher intelligence?

Is there a correlation between misinterpretation of a simple statement and being quarrelsome

ratboy's avatar

I feel like a fool for expecting answers from you morons, but is Michael Jackson still dead?

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@ratboy, yes, like Francisco Franco, Michael Jackson is still dead. obscure Chevy Chase/SNL reference

tiffyandthewall's avatar

yes! people who comment on youtube tend to be assholes as a general rule though.
person 1 will say something obnoxious, and then person 2 will counter what they said, but then ruin their credibility/any chance of showing that they have half a brain by adding “so shut up u fukn fagit”.
i feel like i see the same argument on every video, and that is always how it ends.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

Yup and it’s not exclusive to youtube.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@tiffyandthewall LOL, yes, I’ve noticed that myself. I had several ppl attack me because of my “acquittal is not proof” statement. They tried to tell me that my statement obviously meant I already belived in MJ’s guilt and was therefore prejudiced in the whole matter. HA! Morons, the lot of them.

galileogirl's avatar

The acquittal or not guilty verdict only means in the eyes of the law with it; very high level of proof. However there is nothing that prevents the rest of us from using good sense in coming to our own opinions.

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