but you're wrong about this:
So what is it about bitcoin, of all the topics on the Internet, that commands the attention of these nay-sayers?
actually, the paid trolls are mostly centered on the global warming 'debate'.
with the big oils showing a billion dollars a day in profit
, they have no problem spending $250k/day to support blogging pits that aggregate out to 3-4,000 bloggers with 3-ring-binder scripts and personna management software.
the financial institutions are just getting started, methinks. there's only a comparatively few here (with sock-puppets). and they're easy to spot on reddit, and the comment sections of whatever news outlet has a story on Bitcoin.
but if you don't follow global warming, you have no idea where it's going...