I do not think that any thought process is involved. I was involved in a Hub where the person took every comment I made and turned it into a negative comment, thus changing the meaning of what I was saying.
I had another person just accused me of not knowing what I was talking about and produced no evidence. I responded by saying, I did not know where he was coming from with that statement and would not try to defend my statement because it was a personal observation and we would let the other participants voice their views about my knowledge. Everyone just ignored the exchange, just as I expected them to do.
Remember the old say, if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. I am all for discussion and debate, but if the best comment you have is an insult. it would be better to keep quite or write, I do not or agree, or I think you are wrong. If would be nice if they would explain their view, but not absolutely necessary.