Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

April 14, 2013

Statistical survey

Filed under: liberalism,media — louisproyect @ 3:30 pm

Number of times that the term “predator drones” has appeared on an MSNBC show in the last 6 months: 6

Number of times that the term “gun control” has appeared on an MSNBC show in the last 6 months: 373

Number of times that the term “chained cpi” has appeared on an MSNBC show in the last 6 months: 43

Number of times that the term “tea party” has appeared on an MSNBC show in the last 6 months: 404

(Based on a search of Nexis.)

 

4 Comments »

  1. Proof?

    Comment by nf09 — April 15, 2013 @ 6:12 am

  2. These statistics are a result of searching Nexis.

    Comment by louisproyect — April 15, 2013 @ 12:18 pm

  3. Why limit it to MSNBC?

    Comment by Harsanyi_Janos — April 16, 2013 @ 5:28 pm

  4. Because MSNBC is the current TV flagship for liberal Democrat purveyors of what Abraham Lincoln so sagely described as the fine art of “bunkum”:

    In 1820, Felix Walker, who represented Buncombe County, North Carolina, in the U.S. House of Representatives, rose to address the question of admitting Missouri as a free or slave state. This was his first attempt to speak on this subject after nearly a month of solid debate and right before the vote was to be called. Allegedly, to the exasperation of his colleagues, Walker insisted on delivering a long and wearisome “speech for Buncombe.”[1] He was shouted down by his colleagues.[2] His persistent effort made “buncombe” (later respelled “bunkum”) a synonym for *meaningless political claptrap* and later for any kind of nonsense.[1] Although he was unable to make the speech in front of Congress it was still published in a Washington newspaper. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/bunkum

    Try a nexis search of MSNBC keyed on “banks” or “TBTF”, or better yet, “telecom” or anything keyed into one or another of the key Democrat-capitalist constituencies.

    Comment by matthewrusso9Matt — April 18, 2013 @ 8:16 pm


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