I’ve never been accused of being overly sensitive with regard to words, but I recently had an interaction online that caused me to take notice. I read the following Peter Daou tweet:
“Trump spent the campaign insulting people. Hillary spent the campaign being insulted. Only she got OBSESSIVE negative coverage.”
The discussion was about the news coverage during the Presidential campaign and how when the news stories were compiled into word clouds, those words used for Trump were mostly positive and those used for Hillary were mostly negative.
Again this was not based on personal perception but instead on published news articles from a supposedly unbiased press. It implied that the news was actually very biased when reporting about Hillary.
I replied that I thought it was unbelievably sad.
Someone replied to me that “That’s the way the cookie crumbles, as they say.” Continue reading