Someone who says inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic statements in a news broadcast or at least on television or radio broadcasts, with the primary intent of provoking listeners into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion. This is done to distract from the actual issues and to get the News Troll's name repeated in other news forums or shows in order to remain relevant and to sell their books to their listening audience, the people who want to believe that the ridiculous things that News Trolls state are true .
News Trolls like Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, Shawn Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, or other supposed "news" media commentators that actually spread propaganda and misinformation campaigns instead of actual news stories for people that don't consider reality good enough for them and/or believe that critical thinking and facts are either "liberal biased", or "left wing". Anyone trying to instill fear, anger, or distract from the real issues of the day is a News Troll.
by Arizona Mildman September 09, 2013