CifWatch Wordles The Guardian’s commenters


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5th February 2012

It’s worth stating this twice. Just so you get the (idiotic) point of Murray –

“Andrew Murray argued against a war with Iran in the context of what he sees as the folly of the West’s broader war on terror, and U.S./UK military involvement in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.”

My previous post was about the wordle cloud tag tool.  I’d like to thank CifWatch for reminding me about Wordle and thus helping me pointing up the fact that my blog seems to dwell on Tony Blair – world – international – new – or words towards and around that effect. No ifs, no buts.

CifWatch’s own reason for referring to the Wordle Cloud was in regard to a Guardian article.

Excerpt, CIFWatch –

So, it didn’t come as a surprise to see Andrew Murray, of StWC, publish an essay at ‘Comment is Free’, “An attack on Iran must be stopped“, opposing a UK or U.S. attack on Iran to prevent the Islamist regime from attaining nuclear weapons.

What was a bit surprising however, was that Murray, whose essay warns of the threat posed by “Anglo-American aggression addicts” who are “gearing up for yet another crack at winning a senseless war in the Middle East,” didn’t once, in a nearly 700 word essay, mention the word “Israel”.  Rather, Murray argued against a war with Iran in the context of what he sees as the folly of the West’s broader war on terror, and U.S./UK military involvement in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Of course, the mere omission of the words “Jews”, “Israel”, “Zionism” or “Lobby” didn’t prevent ‘Comment is Free’ readers to not so gently move the narrative away from military decisions made by UK and U.S. political leaders, and pivot to a more desired target.

The beauty of Wordle is that it allows you to quantify the degree to which comments beneath the line, in any given CiF essay, slant in one particular direction.

Wordle was fed every word from each of the reader comments posted after Murray’s piece and, excluding commonly used words like “the” (and the word “Iran”, because, well, that was  what the topic the essay was supposed to address!), churned out the following graphic of the most used words – represented in a size proportional to the frequency of their usage:

Note the enhanced size of Israel (a word used 220 times by CiF commenters), in contrast to words “U.S.” and “UK”.

In fact the words “Jew” “Jews”, or “Jewish” were used more times (42) than the words “U.S.” or “United States” (33).

And, finally, and quite ironically given the following CiF commenter’s malign obsession with the Jewish state, note the moniker above the gigantic “S” in the over-sized word “Israel”. Yup, Berchmans!

I must say it’s a comfort to know that Cifwatch is on the tail of the atrocious Guardianistos and their anti-Israel/anti-Jew/anti-USA/anti-Blair prejudices.

The Cif/Guardian may have assumed with this article that they had managed to escape accusations of anti-Jew/anti-Israel obsession by failing to mention Israel in their article.

How sweet.

Like many others who brainwash and then sit back & let the brainwashed spread their dirty work, the Guardian is nowhere near hot enough off the spot when competing with those of us who care about freedom and “the west”. That “west”  includes Israel.

Wordle: Wordle at Blair Supporter's blog Feb 2012

A wordle generated from content of my blog

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