Dealing with the Internet Crazies

“I am an elitist, but I have a respect for people who don’t measure up.”

“Some of these people haven’t taken their medication.”

The video from this was pulled, but I found a similar clip. It’s from an episode of the West Wing where Josh discovers the internet. Here is a transcript if this gets pulled again:
osh: Donna!
Donna: Yeah.
Josh: Sit down; we’re going to post a response on the site.
Donna: What site?
Josh: LemonLyman –
Donna: No.
Josh: Yeah, we got to post a response to someone.
Donna: It’s a bad idea.
Josh: Why?
Donna: You don’t know these people.
Josh: Neither do you.
Donna: Yes, I do.
Josh: What’s wrong with them?
Donna: Nobody knows.
Josh: They’re taking a very healthy interest in government. They should be applauded.
Donna: Then applaud them but stay off the site.
Josh: These are the people talking. I’m not an elitist.
Donna: You are an elitist.
Josh: I am an elitist but I have a respect for people who don’t measure up.
Donna: People on these sites tend to be a little hysterical.

Donna: What Josh doesn’t know is that some of these people have not taken their medication.

Josh (to CJ, about CJ, it’s a…crazy place. It’s got this dictatorial leader who I’m sure wears a muumuu and chain smokes Parliaments.
CJ: What did you go there for in the first place?
Josh: It’s called
CJ: Let me explain something to you. This is sort of my field. The people on these sites, they’re the cast of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The muumuu wearing Parliament smoker? That’s Nurse Ratched. And when Nurse Ratched is unhappy, the patients are unhappy. You, you’re McMurphy. You swoop in there with your card-games and your fishing trips –
Josh: I didn’t swoop in. I came in exactly the same way everybody else did.
CJ: Well, now I’m telling you to open the ward room window and climb on out before they give you a pre-fontal lobotamy and I have to smother you with a pillow.

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