A George Carlin Tribute: "7 Words You Can Never Say On Television" …But That Are Used By the Nutroots. A Lot
In a fitting tribute to Carlin, I am reposting this earlier blogpost first seen at the NewsBuckit:
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With the latest profanity accusations by Bill O’Reilly hurled at the premier democratic blog Daily Kos and the latest excuses by Daily Kos apologists who defend their God-given right to post profanity and hate speech…
I thought it was time to dust off the infamous “7 Words Study” comparing language on the right side of the blogosohere with the language frequently used on the left side of the blogosphere.
This is what happened when the students at News Buckit compared nutroots profanity with profanity on the right.
And this is what I found, using what I deemed — through a mix of TTLB and 2006’s Weblog Award lists — to be the 18 biggest Lefty blogs, and 22 biggest Righty blogs. (Not counting this one. :)) I couldn’t account for the 6-month time period, and I even gave the Lefty blogs a 4 blog advantage. But it didn’t make much of a difference.
So how much more does the Left use Carlin’s “seven words” versus the Right? According to my calculations, try somewhere in the range of 18-to-1.
It does compare the frequency of use of the “7 Dirty Words” by nutroots compared to those on the right.
Again- feel free to go to The NewsBuckit to get the complete results.