Lies, Damn Lies, and Potty Mouth Rightwingnuts
The Rightwingnuts are making a big to do about a post made at one of their websites, The News Buckit (not sure why they can't spell), which attempts to answer the question:
But how different are the Rightosphere and Leftosphere when it comes to "dirty" language?
They approached the problem by Google searching what they considered "the 18 biggest Lefty blogs, and 22 biggest Righty blogs" with George Carlin's "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television".
Of course they started with the biased premise that the Leftosphere would be more profane than the Rightosphere. Needless to say here are their determined results:
With the self righteous glee of The Church Lady, they proclaim:
So how much more does the Left use Carlin's "seven words" versus the Right? According to my calculations, try somewhere in the range of 18-to-1.
Notice that the only "Note" for the Rightosphere is for LGF, "not sure if its counting comments, but it might be."
Well, isn't that special? How convenient.
Just for shits and grins (and to increment my own use of one of the seven dirty words), let's just look at the actual usage at LGF by actually searching their comments. Unfortunately, the LGF comment search doesn't work as well as Google so here are the totals for each of the words from independent searches:
Now, let's compare the LGF results, 123208, to that of Daily Kos, 146000. That's pretty close, however DKos is more popular than LGF, but how much popular? Let's use the Rightosphere's own measure from The Truth Laid Bear's ranking by traffic:
1) Drew Curtis' FARK.com 1064063 visits/day
2) Daily Kos: State of the Nation 499153 visits/day
3) Daily Kos :: Diaries 469220 visits/day
13) lgf: cannot just be sitted idly by by 139603 visits/day
Let's be generous and assume everyone visiting Daily Kos that posts comments is looking at diaries only. So, Daily Kos has 469220 visits a day to LGF's 139603. Why, it appears that Daily Kos has nearly three and half times the number of visitors as LGF, but LGF has approximately the same number of usages of the seven dirty words.
Obviously, the Potty Mouth Rightwingnuts are over three times more likely to use profanity than the members of the Leftosphere.
(cross posted at Daily Kos)
The General points out priorities of the Rightosphere:
And I supply further hot intel for skippy to hop onto in rebuttal of Call'em Ishmael: