|Smellvin - 2009-12-01 |
That's an unprecedented amount of "unprecedented's."
I was hoping for a "unprecedented" barrage video like the Suiseiseki desu video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkVYHUMCCwc
|Jefka - 2009-12-01 |
|simon666 - 2009-12-01 |
Yes, if you parse what a person says, some words will appear more than others. What a fucking concept.
|Scrotum H. Vainglorious - 2009-12-01 |
At least he can pronounce it correctly unlike the previous President.
|azazel - 2009-12-01 |
don't lawyers in general use the word "unprecedented" all the time?
and this guy was like, a teacher of lawyers and stuff. so there was probably already precedent set before he took office.
|Jeff Fries - 2009-12-01 |
LET ME BE CLEAR
|kennydra - 2009-12-01 |
If they would have played this Daily Show style it would have been the best thing Fox News has ever done.
-1 for I don't care.
|TimidAres - 2009-12-01 |
My boss was trying to explain this to me sometime last week, I tuned him out.
What utter bullshit.
|KillerGazebo - 2009-12-01 |
The Corpus of American English (http://www.americancorpus.org) allows users to search for word prevalence in one of the largest collections of spoken speech ever recorded. The collection is comprised mostly of television and radio transcripts with quite a bit of news coverage.
A quick search for the word 'unprecedented' revealed that it is a more popular word than 'terrorist', and appears with alarming frequency in all media.
A second quick search revealed that among the spoken sources, the largest provider of examples was Fox News. Within Fox News the largest contributor was Glenn Beck.
I'm not saying that means that Glenn Beck raped and killed a girl in 1990, but it certainly doesn't say anything to deny such a claim.
As a corpus linguist, I hate to tell you that this corpus is basically crap.
One million words a year for 20 years from such wide and varied sources with no generic constraints--or any other kind--renders it pretty nearly useless. Sorry, bro.
The fact that it's from Brigham fucking Young University had little to do with my analysis.
I meant 20 million a year.
That seems big, but look at the sources. That's virtually limitless. Without some kind of focus, corpora such as this are self-serving and worthless. Again, sorry, bro.
Oh, I'm aware, Camonk. It's just that my professor introduced it to my class earlier and I was looking for a way to try it out and irritate the Republicans. Do you know of any other free corpora online?
|C. Eloi Marx - 2009-12-01 |
I'd rather hear "unprecedented" another thousand times then here a person in a position of power use the term "evil doer" ever again.
|charmlessman - 2009-12-01 |
From the context of the things he was saying, most of it WAS unprecedented.
And at least he can pronounce "nuclear".
|Riskbreaker - 2009-12-01 |
Also, if you spell "unprecedented" backwards in ancient sumerian it spells.....the name of the antichrist!
|phalsebob - 2009-12-01 |
It's 9/11 patriotically almost as if he's using one patriotic true American stable of patriotic speechwriters 9/11 and stump freedom patriot freedom 9/11 speeches 9/11.
|13.5 - 2009-12-01 |
"According to calculations [counting], he has used the word . . . "
|cognitivedissonance - 2009-12-01 |
What they're hoping their audience hears is "Unpresidented", and this is all a Satanic mumble language scheme!
|Hooker - 2009-12-01 |
SJ 4 VAN 2
DAMN YOU AGAIN, FOX NEWS!
|IrishWhiskey - 2009-12-01 |
This is one of the media's more annoying and destructive traits, and its rampant on all sources. In fact, its all that Politico does now.
"Today we'll discuss how much the media is discussing Obama's bow to a Japanese person, and how important it is that people are talking about something meaningless. Then we have seven talking-point machines and an op-ed masquerading as news discussing how health-care is playing in the media. And if we have time, we'll discuss whether the fact that the media hasn't reported any issues of substance in years helps Sarah Palin's book sales. Then on Larry King, an interview with Jon and Kate, discussing whether the media spends too much time on reality show celebrities."
It didn't used to be this bad. Cable TV > 24 hour news networks > filling time with bullshit & "expert opinions" on situations that may or may not be occuring > people thinking that's a legitimate way to give and receive information.
The sad thing is that it's a big planet and there is at least 24 hours worth of real news to report, it's just expensive to do it right. They could also fill time with long-form stuff, like the little documentaries PBS & NPR do.
But the fact that the only media sources that do that sort of thing rely on funding that isn't tied to ratings should tell you something.
Look at the tightly-controlled cesspool of diggbait that your average blog has become. The problem is us.
|astropod five - 2009-12-01 |
It wasn't until about halfway into the video that I realized this was not The Onion.
|pastorofmuppets - 2009-12-01 |
There. When you slyly asked "will that cause trouble for the president?" in regards to a fucking adjective. Right there. That is when you stopped being "fair and balanced" or even "things a normal human would utter" in this segment.
|Runic - 2009-12-06 |
In retrospect, 24 hour news was actually a pretty shitty idea.
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