Washington Post proves troll hand strong on Twitter

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Whoever had the reins of The Washington Post Twitter account on Friday afternoon had some fun dispatching a conservative troll who took issue with a poll about the popularity of Senator Ted Cruz.

@WashingtonPost tweeted a link to the poll, and was met with the type of generic vitriol any blowhard with a smartphone and an inflated perception of his or her own hilarity can conjure up.

But, instead of abiding by the Second Cardinal Rule of Internetting ("Thou shalt not feed the trolls."), the folks at the post offered a simplest of rebuttals that can and should be more commonplace from publications on Twitter.

Well played, @WashingtonPost. Troll hand strong.