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The New York Times and the Washington Post mostly run in lockstep in their use of Woke jargon, except for the term “patriarchy,” which the Times now loves much more than the Post does.

From Rozado’s Visual Analytics:

Prevalence of Prejudice-Denoting Words in News Media Discourse

Summary of manuscript “Prevalence of Prejudice-Denoting Words in News Media Discourse: A Chronological Analysis

David Rozado
Jul 18
Published article: Prevalence of Prejudice-Denoting Words in News Media Discourse: A Chronological Analysis

Overview

I recently published an article with Musa Al-Gharbi and Jamin Halberstadt where we analyzed the prevalence of words denoting prejudice in 27 million news and opinion articles written between 1970 and 2019 and published in 47 of the most popular news media outlets in the United States such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal or Fox News. …

So, 2013 was the year the Great Awokening began in the mainstream press.

 
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  1. For what it’s worth, the WaPo strikes me as the stupid person’s Cliff’s Notes version of the New York Times.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Nathan

    The WaPo was getting really bad in covering non-ideological news compared to the NYT before Bezos money stabilized the quality. I can recall reading an article about how beavers are invading Tierra del Fuego in the Washington Post and thinking, "This is an interesting topic, so I wish the NYT had covered it rather than the WP because the article then would be smarter and more interesting."

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

  2. @Nathan
    For what it's worth, the WaPo strikes me as the stupid person's Cliff's Notes version of the New York Times.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    The WaPo was getting really bad in covering non-ideological news compared to the NYT before Bezos money stabilized the quality. I can recall reading an article about how beavers are invading Tierra del Fuego in the Washington Post and thinking, “This is an interesting topic, so I wish the NYT had covered it rather than the WP because the article then would be smarter and more interesting.”

    • LOL: Gabe Ruth
    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
    @Steve Sailer

    The beaver is the state mammal of New York. Beaver pelts used to be money. Beaver Street down in the financial district was named because of this.

    There was a beaver sighting in the Bronx in 2007, but he either left (beaver flight?) or died without issue, like so many New Yorkers.

    https://www1.nyc.gov/site/wildlifenyc/animals/beavers.page

  3. Right? Right? This is what I been tellin y’all. This how long it took for the Establishment Media to sit up and take notice of what my people been dealing with all these years!

    Now y’all mad cause you gonna get what’s coming to ya. Serves you right!

    • LOL: Wade Hampton
    • Replies: @Wade Hampton
    @Charon

    As the great Son of the Old North State Senator Jesse Helms once said "I don't care what the New York Times says about me, and no one I care about cares what the New York Times says about me."

  4. Some folks here scoff at my waving the banner of separation. (“Separate nations!”)

    But, i think it’s the only way you cut through their noise and get the message across that “You people are f’ing nuts and we’re not going to live with you behaving like this.”

    I’m personally itching to be out from under–done with them. But even if you’re of a different mind, i think it’s the only way the saner establishment types are going to start thinking “we need to reign this shit in”.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @AnotherDad

    Well, as David Cole points out, a lot of Jews are surprised when their plans backfire and end up hurting Jews. GoodWhites tend to be disproportionately Jewish, and the non-Jews tend to be equally bad at predicting the outcome of their actions.

    , @AndrewR
    @AnotherDad

    They're not gonna let us peacefully seperate. Either they will enslave us forever or we will [redacted] them forever. There is no universally happy ending to this.

    , @Mike Tre
    @AnotherDad

    I agree with the separate part wholeheartedly. It's the nations parts I take issue with. I prefer the term continents.

    , @Sick of Orcs
    @AnotherDad

    Agree, Brother. Wherever there is integration, Whites lose. The bastards foisting this crap on us live far away from integration. The comforts of segregation should not be a nice-to-have only for the wealthy.

    Replies: @Stan d Mute

    , @JackOH
    @AnotherDad

    AD, I don't scoff at your "waving the banner of separation" at all, as I'd considered emigrating from the States back in the 1990s. That would have separated me from the land of the stuffed shirt and empty suit.

    I think someone with better skills than I have could argue we already have separated, and that we're awaiting some sort of decisive action to bring matters to a head. I don't quite know what I mean by "bring matters to a head", but we have a whole mess of political tensions that seem to never be resolved at all.

    Replies: @Stan d Mute

  5. It’s as though these papers have become crazy cat ladies, or Mrs Havershams. People aren’t queuing up to buy their copies anymore, and are paying attention to younger sources. The papers have to find a new purpose in life. Maybe wicca or some worthy cause. They no longer have the same incentives to keep themselves together.

  6. @AnotherDad
    Some folks here scoff at my waving the banner of separation. ("Separate nations!")

    But, i think it's the only way you cut through their noise and get the message across that "You people are f'ing nuts and we're not going to live with you behaving like this."

    I'm personally itching to be out from under--done with them. But even if you're of a different mind, i think it's the only way the saner establishment types are going to start thinking "we need to reign this shit in".

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @AndrewR, @Mike Tre, @Sick of Orcs, @JackOH

    Well, as David Cole points out, a lot of Jews are surprised when their plans backfire and end up hurting Jews. GoodWhites tend to be disproportionately Jewish, and the non-Jews tend to be equally bad at predicting the outcome of their actions.

  7. 2013 would also coincide with reporters starting to believe EVERYTHING from a certain kind of Twitter poster.

  8. @AnotherDad
    Some folks here scoff at my waving the banner of separation. ("Separate nations!")

    But, i think it's the only way you cut through their noise and get the message across that "You people are f'ing nuts and we're not going to live with you behaving like this."

    I'm personally itching to be out from under--done with them. But even if you're of a different mind, i think it's the only way the saner establishment types are going to start thinking "we need to reign this shit in".

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @AndrewR, @Mike Tre, @Sick of Orcs, @JackOH

    They’re not gonna let us peacefully seperate. Either they will enslave us forever or we will [redacted] them forever. There is no universally happy ending to this.

  9. @AnotherDad
    Some folks here scoff at my waving the banner of separation. ("Separate nations!")

    But, i think it's the only way you cut through their noise and get the message across that "You people are f'ing nuts and we're not going to live with you behaving like this."

    I'm personally itching to be out from under--done with them. But even if you're of a different mind, i think it's the only way the saner establishment types are going to start thinking "we need to reign this shit in".

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @AndrewR, @Mike Tre, @Sick of Orcs, @JackOH

    I agree with the separate part wholeheartedly. It’s the nations parts I take issue with. I prefer the term continents.

  10. It looks like prejudice words almost stagnated under Trump’s presidency, even though they surely used those words to describe him more than any other person.

    Anyone looked at google trends for 2021 for any of these words now that he’s out?

  11. A quintessential example of how mega rich oligarchs (Bezos, Sulzberger, et al) create and control public opinion.

    • Replies: @Moses
    @Tom Verso


    A quintessential example of how mega rich oligarchs (Bezos, Sulzberger, et al) create and control public opinion.

     

    Yes.

    Control media, control minds. It’s always been this way.

    Replies: @Corvinus

  12. @AnotherDad
    Some folks here scoff at my waving the banner of separation. ("Separate nations!")

    But, i think it's the only way you cut through their noise and get the message across that "You people are f'ing nuts and we're not going to live with you behaving like this."

    I'm personally itching to be out from under--done with them. But even if you're of a different mind, i think it's the only way the saner establishment types are going to start thinking "we need to reign this shit in".

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @AndrewR, @Mike Tre, @Sick of Orcs, @JackOH

    Agree, Brother. Wherever there is integration, Whites lose. The bastards foisting this crap on us live far away from integration. The comforts of segregation should not be a nice-to-have only for the wealthy.

    • Replies: @Stan d Mute
    @Sick of Orcs


    The comforts of segregation should not be a nice-to-have only for the wealthy.
     
    We do a horrible job of sticking them with this point. I have literally never heard anyone raise it in public. Why is it that only the rich are permitted to escape and avoid the malignant diversity?

    I am going to hold my breath while our media confronts Bezos and Gates on this subject..
  13. @AnotherDad
    Some folks here scoff at my waving the banner of separation. ("Separate nations!")

    But, i think it's the only way you cut through their noise and get the message across that "You people are f'ing nuts and we're not going to live with you behaving like this."

    I'm personally itching to be out from under--done with them. But even if you're of a different mind, i think it's the only way the saner establishment types are going to start thinking "we need to reign this shit in".

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @AndrewR, @Mike Tre, @Sick of Orcs, @JackOH

    AD, I don’t scoff at your “waving the banner of separation” at all, as I’d considered emigrating from the States back in the 1990s. That would have separated me from the land of the stuffed shirt and empty suit.

    I think someone with better skills than I have could argue we already have separated, and that we’re awaiting some sort of decisive action to bring matters to a head. I don’t quite know what I mean by “bring matters to a head”, but we have a whole mess of political tensions that seem to never be resolved at all.

    • Replies: @Stan d Mute
    @JackOH

    I think that this is entirely true insofar as the urban/suburban vs rural/exurban divide. Those of us who have escaped from the diversity want absolutely nothing more than to close all the roads and let the diverse urban community sort itself out without us.

  14. What happened is that during Obama’s second term it became apparent that, despite all the Anti-American, Anti-White actions and rhetoric, there was nearly zero opposition because opposition = racism. They’d found the magic key and figured it was time to double-down and prep the ground for dispossession.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    @Neuday


    there was nearly zero opposition because opposition = racism.
     
    Bingo.
  15. Looks like Vlad wasn’t the only one who needed to know about “greater flexibility once I win the election.”

  16. If the mainstream press knows one thing it’s the aroma of power and the ability to stuff ballot boxes and get away with it is a powerful stench indeed. They who smelt it dealt it and they’ve been sniffing it ever since.

    2012 was the real proof of concept. They were ready in ‘08 but not needed since they were running against the Lincoln Project clowns. That success was the signal to let slip the pibbles of woke.

  17. Not just liberal. The just imagine if the situations were reversed gang is in their own dreamworld. The merely real is where the action is – join Steve in staking your claim there while the getting’s good.

  18. I wonder if you could construct similar graphs for the German press, 1932-1936.

    • Replies: @JackOH
    @Colin Wright

    Sir Nevile Henderson reported that during the Czechoslovak crises of 1938 and 1939, Herr Goebbels would crank up the propaganda machinery with tales of anti-German atrocities, Germans in droves fleeing for the safety of the Reich, and so on. Henderson would send a military attache to investigate. Although ethnic Germans were getting a bad deal from Prague, the radio and newspaper accounts were found to be grossly exaggerated or completely fabricated.

    Henderson got on well with the Germans, and had a strong interest in a truthful assessment of the Czechoslovak situation.

    I'd probably like to see graphs for the pro-Hutu Radio Mille Collines just before the mass slaughter of the Tutsis.

    We are in a whole lot of trouble.

    Replies: @Colin Wright

  19. It would be interesting to see if anything like this happened in the past and what the words/implied philosophy were. Late 1800s – did the papers suddenly start using the word “labor” much more? “suffrage”?

    Is there precedent for such a ramp up of rhetoric in the news?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Erik L

    I think Rozado can do the NYT database back to 1851, so if anybody has any suggestions for words of interest from the past you can make them to him.

  20. ‘Antisemitism’ and ‘antisemitic’ are particularly telling.

    The terms aren’t neologisms, and there were no external events at all to justify the rise.

    One could argue that ‘Black Lives Matter’ — and the associated terms — was all a media production in the first place, of course.

  21. Anonymous[356] • Disclaimer says:

    So it all started with Obama’s second term. Something that was rather obvious at the time. And I believe that you repeatedly pointed it out.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    Winter of 2013 I started asking: What's going on?

    Replies: @Anonymous

  22. Fox says:

    These graphs are great. One can clearly see the exact relationship between what people can be driven like cattle to believe and amplify and what is being injected into the sea of politics. That’s how the two World Wars were made, and that’s how the wars in the Middle East were made, that’s how Bin Laden was assigned the stage role in 9/11, and that’s how the Palestinians have been made the evil party in the drama of their being eliminated. And these are just egregious examples.

    The Press is an evil influence as long as it is not held responsible for its doings.

  23. Anon[143] • Disclaimer says:

    If 2013 is when it started, in Obama’s second term, it sounds like the moronic liberal press became discouraged when Obama didn’t make the black community walk on water. The stupid libtard press actually thought Obama could make ghetto blacks smarter, less criminal, and less irresponsible with their money.

    It’s as if the liberal press actually thought ghetto blacks were all like Obama, capable of rising up the social ladder if they were given a boost.

    The liberal press has no idea what ghetto blacks are actually like. Ghetto blacks are at the bottom of the social ladder for good reasons that have nothing to do with white racism.

    The dumbass liberal press has never realized that the WHITE lower class is there for reasons that have nothing to do with white racism. The lower class of any color is there because they consist of a large pool of people with rotten behaviors, maladaptive thinking, and generally a stupid way of living and dealing with life.

    The shrieking of the liberal press that you hear today is actually the death rattle of liberal utopians.

  24. You called it back in 2008, Steve, in your book on Barak. You said when he is re-elected, his preference to push for black identity politics would run rampant. Right on schedule, 2013, and it has been a steady roll downhill ever since.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @John Milton's Ghost

    Thanks.

    Replies: @Abean

  25. The national public broadcasting agencies of Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand should be studied as well.

  26. res says:

    So, 2013 was the year the Great Awokening began in the mainstream press.

    The beginning of Obama’s second term. Isn’t this what you have said all along?

    Figure 6 shows the factor analysis results, but I think this quote makes clear how uniform an effect this is.

    Factor analysis of all the prejudice-signifying words in Figure 5 and 20 additional prejudice-denoting terms does indeed show that a single factor accounts for over 76% of all the variance.

    BTW, in the bivariate case explaining 76% of variance is equivalent to a correlation of 0.87.

    One interesting finding was lower prevalence of prejudice-denoting words in centrist outlets. See Figure 7.

    • Agree: Stan d Mute
  27. @Steve Sailer
    @Nathan

    The WaPo was getting really bad in covering non-ideological news compared to the NYT before Bezos money stabilized the quality. I can recall reading an article about how beavers are invading Tierra del Fuego in the Washington Post and thinking, "This is an interesting topic, so I wish the NYT had covered it rather than the WP because the article then would be smarter and more interesting."

    Replies: @Paperback Writer

    The beaver is the state mammal of New York. Beaver pelts used to be money. Beaver Street down in the financial district was named because of this.

    There was a beaver sighting in the Bronx in 2007, but he either left (beaver flight?) or died without issue, like so many New Yorkers.

    https://www1.nyc.gov/site/wildlifenyc/animals/beavers.page

  28. @Sick of Orcs
    @AnotherDad

    Agree, Brother. Wherever there is integration, Whites lose. The bastards foisting this crap on us live far away from integration. The comforts of segregation should not be a nice-to-have only for the wealthy.

    Replies: @Stan d Mute

    The comforts of segregation should not be a nice-to-have only for the wealthy.

    We do a horrible job of sticking them with this point. I have literally never heard anyone raise it in public. Why is it that only the rich are permitted to escape and avoid the malignant diversity?

    I am going to hold my breath while our media confronts Bezos and Gates on this subject..

  29. @JackOH
    @AnotherDad

    AD, I don't scoff at your "waving the banner of separation" at all, as I'd considered emigrating from the States back in the 1990s. That would have separated me from the land of the stuffed shirt and empty suit.

    I think someone with better skills than I have could argue we already have separated, and that we're awaiting some sort of decisive action to bring matters to a head. I don't quite know what I mean by "bring matters to a head", but we have a whole mess of political tensions that seem to never be resolved at all.

    Replies: @Stan d Mute

    I think that this is entirely true insofar as the urban/suburban vs rural/exurban divide. Those of us who have escaped from the diversity want absolutely nothing more than to close all the roads and let the diverse urban community sort itself out without us.

    • Agree: JackOH
  30. @John Milton's Ghost
    You called it back in 2008, Steve, in your book on Barak. You said when he is re-elected, his preference to push for black identity politics would run rampant. Right on schedule, 2013, and it has been a steady roll downhill ever since.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Thanks.

    • Replies: @Abean
    @Steve Sailer

    I think the repeal of the 1948 legislation and the implementation of the Smith-Mundt Act are directly correlated to your charts. While approved in 2012 the Smith-Mundt Act was implemented in July of 2013. This changed our media and our news for the worst and now it’s to the point that it is almost all propaganda.

    https://www.congress.gov/bill/112th-congress/house-bill/5736

  31. Abean says: • Website
    @Steve Sailer
    @John Milton's Ghost

    Thanks.

    Replies: @Abean

    I think the repeal of the 1948 legislation and the implementation of the Smith-Mundt Act are directly correlated to your charts. While approved in 2012 the Smith-Mundt Act was implemented in July of 2013. This changed our media and our news for the worst and now it’s to the point that it is almost all propaganda.

    https://www.congress.gov/bill/112th-congress/house-bill/5736

  32. Abean says: • Website

    think the repeal of the 1948 legislation and the implementation of the Smith-Mundt Act are directly correlated to your charts. While approved in 2012 the Smith-Mundt Act was implemented in July of 2013. This changed our media and our news for the worst and now it’s to the point that it is almost all propaganda.

    https://www.congress.gov/bill/112th-congress/house-bill/5736

  33. Excellent presentation by David Rozado. Of course, this revealing analysis will be lost on woke-ism’s truest and dumbest believers. “See? It’s in the papers more often nowadays, so that proves hate is currently at an all time high,” they’ll say, or something equally as stupid.

    • Agree: Unladen Swallow
    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
    @J1234

    Back in 1992 or 1993, I wrote a fake feminist letter, gave the “author” a Jewish-sounding, female name, and published it in my magazine, A Different Drummer. Something about women needing affirmative action, because they didn’t get to compete with men on a level playing field.

    I’d gotten the idea from New York Newsday columnist, John Leonard, who’d recounted having been hired by William F. Buckley Jr. in the early days of National Review to be the house lefty and, among other tasks, to compose literate fake letters from critics. Leonard said that in those days, the real letters coming in from critics were unpublishable.

    I was good friends then with an aristocratic feminist from Connecticut. She wasn’t a Jew, but her late businessman father had been. (She’d gotten a Fulbright to study French and German Lit at the U of Cologne, if memory serves. Her mom was a Southern belle from New Orleans who sold Mary Kay cosmetics to friends and family, after her husband died when my friend was 18.)

    L was my managing editor, and was a terrific line editor, who vastly improved my writing. She also taught me how to use a pc (WP 5.1), which is how I then published my magazine. (She worked on the business side of publishing, where the money was.)

    My friend pointed to the fake letter, as if its mere existence on the printed page were somehow proof that my attitude toward feminism was wrong. Not that, unlike feminists, who had zero tolerance for dissent, I was generous enough to publish such a talking point rant.

    I never told my friend that I’d penned the letter, and our friendship died soon thereafter.

  34. @Charon
    Right? Right? This is what I been tellin y'all. This how long it took for the Establishment Media to sit up and take notice of what my people been dealing with all these years!

    Now y'all mad cause you gonna get what's coming to ya. Serves you right!

    Replies: @Wade Hampton

    As the great Son of the Old North State Senator Jesse Helms once said “I don’t care what the New York Times says about me, and no one I care about cares what the New York Times says about me.”

  35. @Anonymous
    So it all started with Obama's second term. Something that was rather obvious at the time. And I believe that you repeatedly pointed it out.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Winter of 2013 I started asking: What’s going on?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Steve Sailer

    You did! It's not for nothing that all respectable American pundits and intellectuals read you on regular basis.

    Not to imply your fault or your preference for red cups, and I totally get the financial pressures, but I find it lamentable that your output these days skews heavily toward Twittersphere BS at the expense of quality blogging.

  36. @Erik L
    It would be interesting to see if anything like this happened in the past and what the words/implied philosophy were. Late 1800s - did the papers suddenly start using the word "labor" much more? "suffrage"?

    Is there precedent for such a ramp up of rhetoric in the news?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    I think Rozado can do the NYT database back to 1851, so if anybody has any suggestions for words of interest from the past you can make them to him.

  37. @J1234
    Excellent presentation by David Rozado. Of course, this revealing analysis will be lost on woke-ism's truest and dumbest believers. "See? It's in the papers more often nowadays, so that proves hate is currently at an all time high," they'll say, or something equally as stupid.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix

    Back in 1992 or 1993, I wrote a fake feminist letter, gave the “author” a Jewish-sounding, female name, and published it in my magazine, A Different Drummer. Something about women needing affirmative action, because they didn’t get to compete with men on a level playing field.

    I’d gotten the idea from New York Newsday columnist, John Leonard, who’d recounted having been hired by William F. Buckley Jr. in the early days of National Review to be the house lefty and, among other tasks, to compose literate fake letters from critics. Leonard said that in those days, the real letters coming in from critics were unpublishable.

    I was good friends then with an aristocratic feminist from Connecticut. She wasn’t a Jew, but her late businessman father had been. (She’d gotten a Fulbright to study French and German Lit at the U of Cologne, if memory serves. Her mom was a Southern belle from New Orleans who sold Mary Kay cosmetics to friends and family, after her husband died when my friend was 18.)

    L was my managing editor, and was a terrific line editor, who vastly improved my writing. She also taught me how to use a pc (WP 5.1), which is how I then published my magazine. (She worked on the business side of publishing, where the money was.)

    My friend pointed to the fake letter, as if its mere existence on the printed page were somehow proof that my attitude toward feminism was wrong. Not that, unlike feminists, who had zero tolerance for dissent, I was generous enough to publish such a talking point rant.

    I never told my friend that I’d penned the letter, and our friendship died soon thereafter.

  38. @Colin Wright
    I wonder if you could construct similar graphs for the German press, 1932-1936.

    Replies: @JackOH

    Sir Nevile Henderson reported that during the Czechoslovak crises of 1938 and 1939, Herr Goebbels would crank up the propaganda machinery with tales of anti-German atrocities, Germans in droves fleeing for the safety of the Reich, and so on. Henderson would send a military attache to investigate. Although ethnic Germans were getting a bad deal from Prague, the radio and newspaper accounts were found to be grossly exaggerated or completely fabricated.

    Henderson got on well with the Germans, and had a strong interest in a truthful assessment of the Czechoslovak situation.

    I’d probably like to see graphs for the pro-Hutu Radio Mille Collines just before the mass slaughter of the Tutsis.

    We are in a whole lot of trouble.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @JackOH

    'Sir Nevile Henderson reported that during the Czechoslovak crises of 1938 and 1939, Herr Goebbels would crank up the propaganda machinery with tales of anti-German atrocities, Germans in droves fleeing for the safety of the Reich, and so on. Henderson would send a military attache to investigate. Although ethnic Germans were getting a bad deal from Prague, the radio and newspaper accounts were found to be grossly exaggerated or completely fabricated.'

    Kinda like, say, America now?

    It's one of the things I find disconcerting. On the one hand, I don't believe in all the various monolithic, malevolent conspiracy theories.

    On the other hand, our press sure has become regimented and spewing the party line.

    Wazzup?

    Replies: @JackOH

  39. I’d like to see a similar analysis from Rozado on the word “rioters” in the NYT and WaPo before and after January 6th. It’s my impression that violent activists were mostly “protestors” or “demonstrators” before then.

  40. And the year that early victims of emerging cancel culture began to be disappeared.

  41. @Neuday
    What happened is that during Obama's second term it became apparent that, despite all the Anti-American, Anti-White actions and rhetoric, there was nearly zero opposition because opposition = racism. They'd found the magic key and figured it was time to double-down and prep the ground for dispossession.

    Replies: @Forbes

    there was nearly zero opposition because opposition = racism.

    Bingo.

  42. Anonymous[384] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    Winter of 2013 I started asking: What's going on?

    Replies: @Anonymous

    You did! It’s not for nothing that all respectable American pundits and intellectuals read you on regular basis.

    Not to imply your fault or your preference for red cups, and I totally get the financial pressures, but I find it lamentable that your output these days skews heavily toward Twittersphere BS at the expense of quality blogging.

  43. @Tom Verso
    A quintessential example of how mega rich oligarchs (Bezos, Sulzberger, et al) create and control public opinion.

    Replies: @Moses

    A quintessential example of how mega rich oligarchs (Bezos, Sulzberger, et al) create and control public opinion.

    Yes.

    Control media, control minds. It’s always been this way.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Moses

    "Control media, control minds. It’s always been this way."

    Increasingly, we are subject to falling prey to confirmation bias. People do it instinctively when confronted with attitude-inconsistent information. When someone attempts to inform them of their misconceptions, rather than take it under advisement, it “backfires”, which in effect makes them less skeptical of what they believe in, since obviously the other side is rife with their own false impressions. Thus, one continues to see their own position as “true and proper”. Of course, the argument stems from what is and what is not a misconception, whether it be “race realism” or “white privilege”, which ends up being a feedback loop.

    It is virtually impossible to argue with those people who cling on this “Fake News” or “The Media Always Lies” meme. Any fact brought brought into an argument, they immediately attack the SOURCE, rather than the substance. Thus, it is easy to deny there is ANY evidence at all. This phenomenon has been brewing for a long time (thanks, Trump :)), and it has reached a critical mass at our point in world history. Unfortunately, this leads more people to become ignorant by facilitating echo chambers. So the mentality of “Fake News/The Media Always Lies” is EXACTLY THE SAME as those who spout off how “Jewish run media conglomerates control the narrative” since a person filters anything that dares to disrupt their world view.

    There is an HbD inspired explanation for being duped. We as a species have this impulsive cognition-–the seat of emotion, of sense of self, of phobias, and of herding behavior. The limbic system of the brain has its neurons fire faster and with greater amplitude than in the cerebral cortex, so it literally drowns out rational mindedness. There are a myriad of examples that this snap-decision system is controlling what we think.

    Belief comes first, with our biases are held in the brain immediately above the brainstem, and they are the central control room for everything coming into the brain. Nothing will pass these filters, so it is virtually essentially impossible to “change someone’s mind” via persuasion. A person’s filters have to fall first. Otherwise, they will simply go into shoot the messenger mode when, for example, WaPO and NYT are used as sources. There was an emotional hypostasis to it that TRIGGERED in their brain an endorphin rush of self-righteousness.

    As a counter, here is the advice of Ron Unz…


    I apply the same historical methods I did in my academic journal articles back in the 1980’s. You analyze the likely reliability of the raw information presented, look for confirming or refuting evidence, and then draw your own plausible conclusions…On a more serious note, many of my articles very heavily cite various MSM sources, so why would I do that if I believed they were always lying?”
     
  44. @JackOH
    @Colin Wright

    Sir Nevile Henderson reported that during the Czechoslovak crises of 1938 and 1939, Herr Goebbels would crank up the propaganda machinery with tales of anti-German atrocities, Germans in droves fleeing for the safety of the Reich, and so on. Henderson would send a military attache to investigate. Although ethnic Germans were getting a bad deal from Prague, the radio and newspaper accounts were found to be grossly exaggerated or completely fabricated.

    Henderson got on well with the Germans, and had a strong interest in a truthful assessment of the Czechoslovak situation.

    I'd probably like to see graphs for the pro-Hutu Radio Mille Collines just before the mass slaughter of the Tutsis.

    We are in a whole lot of trouble.

    Replies: @Colin Wright

    ‘Sir Nevile Henderson reported that during the Czechoslovak crises of 1938 and 1939, Herr Goebbels would crank up the propaganda machinery with tales of anti-German atrocities, Germans in droves fleeing for the safety of the Reich, and so on. Henderson would send a military attache to investigate. Although ethnic Germans were getting a bad deal from Prague, the radio and newspaper accounts were found to be grossly exaggerated or completely fabricated.’

    Kinda like, say, America now?

    It’s one of the things I find disconcerting. On the one hand, I don’t believe in all the various monolithic, malevolent conspiracy theories.

    On the other hand, our press sure has become regimented and spewing the party line.

    Wazzup?

    • Replies: @JackOH
    @Colin Wright

    Wazzup?

    Chrissake, I wish I actually knew. (LOL.) I've suggested, mildly I think, we look at the diminution of Whites in America as something on the lower rungs of those "stages of genocide" tables. Moments later, I think it's preposterous to think Whites in America are in that much trouble.

    Yet, I think the totality of facts speaks for itself. Or, ought to in a free society, which we are not. Was White flight not driven by genuine and well-justified fear of inordinate Black violence and property crimes?

    But, the mainstream media, with exceptions, have chosen to cast themselves as an informal propaganda ministry in favor of the view that all Blacks everywhere are embattled all the time by powerful, racist Whites. Black anger is always justified; White anger always marginalized or dismissed.

    I've suggested we look critically at the built-in anti-White animus of our civil rights laws, and also at Black Supremacism, which may be something like an unrecognized Hutu Power philosophy for some American Blacks. I'm not holding my breath that any examination will reach the light of day.

    I think for the immediate future we can look at that January 6th select committee identifying "White Supremacism" as some sort of threat to the Republic, a fresh push to popularize "reparations", and, more quietly, the strengthening of efforts to meet affirmative action goals, which will reduce White male employment opportunities.

  45. @Colin Wright
    @JackOH

    'Sir Nevile Henderson reported that during the Czechoslovak crises of 1938 and 1939, Herr Goebbels would crank up the propaganda machinery with tales of anti-German atrocities, Germans in droves fleeing for the safety of the Reich, and so on. Henderson would send a military attache to investigate. Although ethnic Germans were getting a bad deal from Prague, the radio and newspaper accounts were found to be grossly exaggerated or completely fabricated.'

    Kinda like, say, America now?

    It's one of the things I find disconcerting. On the one hand, I don't believe in all the various monolithic, malevolent conspiracy theories.

    On the other hand, our press sure has become regimented and spewing the party line.

    Wazzup?

    Replies: @JackOH

    Wazzup?

    Chrissake, I wish I actually knew. (LOL.) I’ve suggested, mildly I think, we look at the diminution of Whites in America as something on the lower rungs of those “stages of genocide” tables. Moments later, I think it’s preposterous to think Whites in America are in that much trouble.

    Yet, I think the totality of facts speaks for itself. Or, ought to in a free society, which we are not. Was White flight not driven by genuine and well-justified fear of inordinate Black violence and property crimes?

    But, the mainstream media, with exceptions, have chosen to cast themselves as an informal propaganda ministry in favor of the view that all Blacks everywhere are embattled all the time by powerful, racist Whites. Black anger is always justified; White anger always marginalized or dismissed.

    I’ve suggested we look critically at the built-in anti-White animus of our civil rights laws, and also at Black Supremacism, which may be something like an unrecognized Hutu Power philosophy for some American Blacks. I’m not holding my breath that any examination will reach the light of day.

    I think for the immediate future we can look at that January 6th select committee identifying “White Supremacism” as some sort of threat to the Republic, a fresh push to popularize “reparations”, and, more quietly, the strengthening of efforts to meet affirmative action goals, which will reduce White male employment opportunities.

    • Agree: Colin Wright
  46. @Moses
    @Tom Verso


    A quintessential example of how mega rich oligarchs (Bezos, Sulzberger, et al) create and control public opinion.

     

    Yes.

    Control media, control minds. It’s always been this way.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “Control media, control minds. It’s always been this way.”

    Increasingly, we are subject to falling prey to confirmation bias. People do it instinctively when confronted with attitude-inconsistent information. When someone attempts to inform them of their misconceptions, rather than take it under advisement, it “backfires”, which in effect makes them less skeptical of what they believe in, since obviously the other side is rife with their own false impressions. Thus, one continues to see their own position as “true and proper”. Of course, the argument stems from what is and what is not a misconception, whether it be “race realism” or “white privilege”, which ends up being a feedback loop.

    It is virtually impossible to argue with those people who cling on this “Fake News” or “The Media Always Lies” meme. Any fact brought brought into an argument, they immediately attack the SOURCE, rather than the substance. Thus, it is easy to deny there is ANY evidence at all. This phenomenon has been brewing for a long time (thanks, Trump :)), and it has reached a critical mass at our point in world history. Unfortunately, this leads more people to become ignorant by facilitating echo chambers. So the mentality of “Fake News/The Media Always Lies” is EXACTLY THE SAME as those who spout off how “Jewish run media conglomerates control the narrative” since a person filters anything that dares to disrupt their world view.

    There is an HbD inspired explanation for being duped. We as a species have this impulsive cognition-–the seat of emotion, of sense of self, of phobias, and of herding behavior. The limbic system of the brain has its neurons fire faster and with greater amplitude than in the cerebral cortex, so it literally drowns out rational mindedness. There are a myriad of examples that this snap-decision system is controlling what we think.

    Belief comes first, with our biases are held in the brain immediately above the brainstem, and they are the central control room for everything coming into the brain. Nothing will pass these filters, so it is virtually essentially impossible to “change someone’s mind” via persuasion. A person’s filters have to fall first. Otherwise, they will simply go into shoot the messenger mode when, for example, WaPO and NYT are used as sources. There was an emotional hypostasis to it that TRIGGERED in their brain an endorphin rush of self-righteousness.

    As a counter, here is the advice of Ron Unz…

    I apply the same historical methods I did in my academic journal articles back in the 1980’s. You analyze the likely reliability of the raw information presented, look for confirming or refuting evidence, and then draw your own plausible conclusions…On a more serious note, many of my articles very heavily cite various MSM sources, so why would I do that if I believed they were always lying?”

    • Troll: Colin Wright
  47. anon[329] • Disclaimer says:

    I am sure that iSteve discussed this article by Zach Goldberg at Tablet circa Summer 2019. However it is worth reviewing if for no other reason than the clear, documented leftward shift of white liberals that began prior to Trump’s election. The role of social media seems quite obvious, at least to me.

    https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/americas-white-saviors

    The concluding paragraph from 2019 is quite relevant 2 years later.

    Resentment of those seen as standing in the way of necessary social and cultural change may inspire a commitment to what political scientist Eric Kaufman calls “multicultural millenarianism”: the belief that the demise of a white majority will pave the way for a more racially progressive and just society. Perhaps this is why white support for increasing immigration coincides with more negative feelings toward whites. Whatever the case, such sentiment would have been hard to fathom 10-20 years ago. The digitalization of moral outrage that makes it possible today could, with the pace of innovation, make it even more potent in the years to come.

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