'Both Sad and Hilarious': When Racists Use Emoticons

A commenter finds that white supremacists using emoticons can be both repulsive and morbidly funny. 

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This morning, I wrote about how members of online hate forum Stormfront have responded to news that links their ideology with the Sikh temple shooter. Commenter Andrew Gaboury was struck by the medium as well as the message:

There's something both sad and hilarious that white supremacists use "frownie face" emoticons on rambling hate filled forums.

Yeah. Sad, hilarious, and nausea-inducing.

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