The point is that they enjoy the idea that they can sit at home, type something in the computer that is posted on the internet that make people a) angry, b) fearful, c) upset, and d) confused. You will notice that everyone who runs a con game uses more than one player, that is for the use of the art of misdirection. In a suspense movie, when one of the heroes is being attacked, someone will always sacrifice himself or his reputation misdirecting the flow of negative attention, violent or otherwise, towards himself in the opposite direction of the other characters in order to provide a distraction. Most of them must sit at home, laughing at their own joke, thinking this is hilarious, while the rest of us, who get caught up in the emotional response of their trap, are fuming. That is what the "troll" does.
In politics there are many trolls. The biggest political troll I can think of right off hand, who crossed over to the position of News Troll is Karl Rove. He, like the many internet trolls, starts rumors he calls "whisper campaigns", outright lies, and basically is a pathological liar, in order to misdirect the public from what is really going on (like the fact that we attacked Iraq because of oil), but his official 'polite' description is, once again from Wikipedia: "...an American political consultant and policy advisor. He was Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff during the George W. Bush administration until Rove's resignation on August 31, 2007. He has headed the Office of Political Affairs, the Office of Public Liaison, and the White House Office of Strategic Initiatives. Since leaving the White House, Rove has worked as a political analyst and contributor for Fox News, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal."
Most people don't realize that Rove was going to be under indictment with the rest of the Watergate conspirators during the Nixon administration scandal but got himself and his family on a plane to Russia and left the country until the heat and warrants were through circulating. G.W. Bush's favorite name for Rove was "Turd Blossom", a nickname appropriate, because the turd blossom is actually a Texas wild flower that thrives in Bull Shit.
Now, in this modern day, we have "News Trolls" that most people don't realize what they are doing. Karl Rove fit right in there with the rest of Fox News because Roger Ailes loves him. Liars like Rove are the biggest part of Fox News Commentator Staff. People who believe that we can all live in a different "conservative dimension" are ignorant and need to be re-informed. If you run into people who are stupidly clinging to moronic views to be "more Christian" or more moral or any other fantasy that makes one feel that they have risen above the rank of human being, then, you need to let them know they are full of shit.
There is a list of the biggest News Trolls that is easy to figure out but everyday someone in the entertainment business who is having a slow year, decides to jump the ship of reason and honesty and becomes another TROLL in the army of the "disinformation" field.
Ann Coulter doesn't live in a different reality, but in ignorant minded people, she is trying to create a fantasy that the world is really not the way it seems. Don't believe your own eyes, this isn't a trick, I am not a crook (the famous last words of Nixon), and you need to "trust me" (the words used by every con man). If you think about the things that are advertised the most, they are all things that need to be sold "hard" because no one really needs or wants them. When they think up a slogan to sell something it is almost always deceptively a lie. When you take that into account, why would Fox News need to tell you repeatedly that they are fair and balanced if they actually are?
She tells herself that all female Democrats are "Stupid Single Women", a list of which, she seems to be a union member, in order to face herself as someone informed with an education, but like most conservatives, she keeps herself in a social bubble and doesn't associate with people who aren't living in the same fantasy reality so she doesn't have to face the truth. She openly argues adamantly about topics she has no real facts to debate with, armed only with wishful thinking based opinion.
On her Wikipedia profile it states that she says that; she likes to "stir the pot"; which means start arguments and piss people off - unnecessarily. Let me ask you, when is the last time you met someone who looked like this that you thought was truly knowledgeable in "the black experience"? Who would you think knows more about what black people in the United States have been through, considering Ann Coulter hangs out with black conservatives who have crossed a race gap through financial wealth. If you think I am wrong, then ask yourself this question: "Who would you be more inclined to listen to on reliability about knowledge of American black issues...