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Yes, Feed the Trolls, Says Fox Sports Host Katie Nolan

"They just don’t have the balls to put their face and name on anything they say."

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Katie Nolan is an Internet star credited with bringing a "sneaky feminism" to sports. She also happens to have a TV show on a national network: "Garbage Time with Katie Nolan," on Fox Sports 1.

In an interview with Peter Kafka on the latest episode of "Re/code Decode," Nolan explained that her rapid rise from blogging on Tumblr to making YouTube videos to having a TV show has confounded some in the sports establishment.

"People are confused when you work for a national sports outlet and they’ve never seen you on a local affiliate," Nolan said.

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She also talked about her track record of fighting back against anonymous Internet commenters who don’t like her politics, or simply the fact that she is a woman.

"They’re real people, they just don’t have the balls to put their face and name on anything they say," Nolan said.

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