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Monday, August 1, 2011

Wow. That IS The Best Word Cloud Ever

August 1st, 2011

To be honest, I have found the whole "word cloud" phenomena to somewhat perplexing. Perhaps I am getting old. I do, on occasion, find them amusing and entertaining. It was not until today, however, that I found one that was both hysterical and heart wrenching. Jon Cohen writes over at WaPo:

"Americans give overwhelmingly negative reviews to the fierce budget debate that has transfixed Washington over the past few weeks, and large numbers now think less favorably about the country’s political leaders, according to a new poll by the Washington Post and the Pew Research Center.

Asked for single-word characterizations of the budget negotiations, the top words in the poll — conducted in the days before an apparent deal was struck — were “ridiculous,” “disgusting” and “stupid.” Overall, nearly three-quarters of Americans offered a negative word; just 2 percent had anything nice to say."

Here it is...

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