Thursday, August 4, 2016

In Awe of the Objective Reporting of the Main Stream Media

If you do a Donald Trump word search on Google, and you use various combinations of the most popular descriptive adjectives, you get the following results.

In ascending order:
dickwad 1
puerile 85,000 (not a popular term in the Midwest)
boorish 115,000
soulless 240,000
patronizing 248,000
egotistical 253,000
megalomaniac 261,000 (this one would score higher if it were not six syllables, therefore rendering it unusable in headlines)
vengeful 304,000
callous 395,000
grandiose 406,000
combative 407,000
birther 425,000
condescending 452,000 (could be combined with patronizing for a higher score)
mean-spirited 453,000
misogynistic 479,000 (misleadingly low because “woman hater” gets over a million)
foul-mouthed 500,000
disagreeable 503,000
arrogant 509,000
lunatic 524,000
immature 525,000 (should probably be combined with puerile)
xenophobic 532,000
fascist 554,000
authoritarian 571,000
braggart 586,000
obnoxious 606,000
narcissistic 635,000
boring 643,000 (wow, this one really shouldn’t make it past the fact-checkers)
haughty 645,000
obsessive 707,000
superficial 713,000
psychopathic 784,000
thin-skinned 785,000
vulgar 967,000
bully 1.4 million
self-obsessed 2.5 million
vicious 9.1 million
rude 13.3 million
cruel 13.3 million
liar 16.2 million
angry 19.3 million
And the winner—drum roll, please:
idiot 20.5 million
Source

Isn't it time that American Reporters became eligible to receive the much coveted Horst Wessel Award for Journalistic Excellence? They've certain done their part to earn it!

32 comments:

Jersey McJones said...

That's what you get out of that, huh?

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/us/politics/donald-trump-supporters.html?_r=0

Tell me if you can look at the above link and not find any irony in your assessment.

JMJ

-FJ said...

You've obviously not played the "Punch the Trump" App. Irony is rife in MY assessment, "cynicism" in yours. :)

FreeThinke said...

FUCK the ENEMEDIA! They are nothing but an assortment of vicious, atheistic bigots determined to undermine and lay low every vestige of the once great civilization that evolved quite naturally over millennia.–That civilization once infused with a nearly miraculous blending of Faith and Reason ––, finally took flight into the advanced realm of spiritual enlightenment.

Unfortunately, the the Industrial Revolution brought with it a dark and dreary dependence on crass, collectively produced material products, and men were reduced to functioning no longer as individuals who could take pride and satisfaction in their work, but as mere cogs in a vast network of machinery over which they had no say and no control.

This soul deadening, dehumanizing process brought about the cynical, degenerative, envy-inspired theories of Karl Marx with the deadly consequences those of us of certain age know so well.

There can be no going back, of course, but eventually we must find a way to get back in touch with our inner, spiritual nature and bring about a renascence of true creativity and a renewed understanding and appreciation of the simple pleasures and glorious achievements of our pre-Industrial past, or surely we shall die from spiritual .inanition.

FreeThinke said...

That long list of derogatory expression was NOT derived from Public
Opinon, instead it was injured up by the ENEMEDIA and PROJECTED onto Mr. Trump in an obsessive-compulsive manner bound to develop a form of MASS HYPNOSIS that would eventually persuade the American Public to believe they actually FELT the way the ENEMEDIA persisted in SAYING they did.

Just another variation of the The Big Lie Technique, devised first in Nazi-Germany, then incessantly by Stalin and all the Communist Cells the wide world o'er.

'Tis sad but all too true that, except in the increasingly-rare instances of those determined to think for themselves, we only "know" what the ENEMEDIA tells us we know –– usually an agenda-driven tissue of lies, half-truths and shameless distortions.

-FJ said...

Amen.

convergentsum said...

Problem is, Trump seems to be in on it.

FreeThinke said...

ALAS! We "think" what we are persuaded to believe we WANT to think by Masters of Deceit who prey on our natural inclination to be lazy, selfish, licentious and greedy.

-FJ said...

...when it is actually our own lazy, selfish and licentious greed which persuades us. :)

jez said...

All this psychology is unnecessary to explain why most people are comfortable believing that a high profile man who regularly acts like a dick in public, is a dick.

jez said...

All this psychology is unnecessary to explain why most people are comfortable believing that a high profile man who regularly acts like a dick in public, is a dick.

Thersites said...

You're right, of course. Nietzche's "The Will to Power" explains it ALL. Both "why" he's a dick, AND why people perceive him as one. They all suffer the same "flaw". ;)

jez said...

Trump could help, by not acting like a dick.

-FJ said...

How can he not? He owns and exerts power over everyone below him. He's the boss, so he's "always right", by definition. He's the alpha horde leader. His jouissance is ALL that matters.

jez said...

There are plenty of successful, powerful men who aren't boorish oafs.

-FJ said...

There are? Who?

jez said...

What about the richest of all, Bill Gates? I don't care for his products, but I'm quite impressed by what I know of him personally. I hear good things about Keanu Reeves.

-FJ said...

Gates is famous today for scamming some IBM execs into buying DOS from him, a product he didn't own or produce himself. Sure, he's a BIG philanthropist NOW, but back then, he was a low-level cyber-punk. His image today is ALL a front.

Keanu Reeves is a womanizer.

Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

I'm sure that were you to challenge either of them in a social situation tomorrow, and they would pull rank and squash you like a bug.

jez said...

I can't help you find a perfect human.

These crimes are very weak tea compared to Trump's consistent disposition.

Gates has done a number of dodgy things through his company, but I'm fairly confident that his deal with IBM on DOS was above board (the only person who claims to have been hard done by is Digital Research's Gary Kildall, and in fact Gates recommended him to IBM before getting involved in operating systems himself), and anyway this was prior to Gates' acquisition of extraordinary power.

-FJ said...

...Trump's disposition can't be any worse than Shrillary's.

jez said...

The question of Hillary's good reputation might be more worthy of all that psychology than Trump's bad reputation, which he deserves so is easily explained.

-FJ said...

lol! The cloak of Gyges surrounding Shrillary explains ALL. That you approve and seek to keep it that way explains more about your psychology than hers.

-FJ said...

A need to believe that some "rational mind" (ie- "Big Other") is in "control".

Accept it. G_d is dead. There is no "Big Other" and that any "Big Other" you might wish to appoint in a vain attempt to "control" our collective fates will be a corrupt, self-serving a-hole.

Other than our-Selves, Balance of Powers and Constitutionally imposed intervention LIMITS are ALL we can depend upon for our "collective" security.

Thersites said...

Or to borrow a bit from a friend... John le CarrĂ©, TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY: “Reason as motive, or reason as logic, or reason as a way of life?”Motive has been shown to be no good. And logic? For all the use it is human affairs, we may as well not consider it. That leaves reason as a way of life as our only hope. To have lived according to a logos — it is either this, or you will hang yourself. Motive and logic be damned! Or if you don’t, life will! Sometimes for real!

jez said...

I didn't say anything about Hillary, and you're no clairvoyant.

-FJ said...

That wasn't you at 7:32 above? My bad...

jez said...

That was me, but it didn't include any hint of approval.

-FJ said...

No? The question of Hillary's good reputation might be more worthy of all that psychology than Trump's bad reputation...

Okay, perhaps not "approval", but you did "invite" my subsequent rant. :)

jez said...

Not deliberately, but I admit to poor wording :)
Point is, the press' failure to scrutinize Hillary does not transform their scrutiny of Trump into a bad thing.

(although I think that a lot of his coverage exists because his stories are the most fun for everybody: that's Alinsky's rule 6 again)

-FJ said...

Point is, the press' failure to scrutinize Hillary does not transform their scrutiny of Trump into a bad thing. Unless, of course, she's actually the worse candidate. In THAT scenario, the press are directly responsible for our kakistocracy.

Speedy G said...

How responsible? I'll leave that to the "experts."

jez said...

If the media want to oppose trump the best thing they could do is write boring articles that soberly cover his policies. The sensationalist trash is helping him.

-FJ said...

The media stopped writing boring policy articles starting around January 1, 1901