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Sun May 26, 2013, 06:25 AM

Google Trends vs what TV is pushing as news. aka Monsanto


. I took the headlines of CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, USA Today, FOX News, etc. VS. "monsanto" (in Google Trends). Every newspaper on the planet is COMPLETELY IGNORING the hottest story in the world right now!!!










http://www.google.com/trends/explore?q=monsanto#q=monsanto%2C%20british%20soldier%2C%20rockets%20AND%20Beirut%2C%20san%20antonio%20flood&cmpt=q



"If those in charge of our society - politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television - can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves."

Howard Zinn

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Reply Google Trends vs what TV is pushing as news. aka Monsanto (Original post)
Ichingcarpenter May 2013 OP
watoos May 2013 #1
Ichingcarpenter May 2013 #2
watoos May 2013 #5
snappyturtle May 2013 #9
GeorgeGist May 2013 #3
KurtNYC May 2013 #7
ReRe May 2013 #4
zeemike May 2013 #6
ReRe May 2013 #8
Le Taz Hot May 2013 #11
zeemike May 2013 #12
KoKo May 2013 #21
Berlum May 2013 #10
MineralMan May 2013 #13
Ichingcarpenter May 2013 #14
MineralMan May 2013 #16
Ichingcarpenter May 2013 #20
Ichingcarpenter May 2013 #15
MineralMan May 2013 #17
zeemike May 2013 #24
Coyotl May 2013 #18
Cha May 2013 #26
KoKo May 2013 #19
Ichingcarpenter May 2013 #22
KoKo May 2013 #25
muriel_volestrangler May 2013 #23

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 06:42 AM

1. For the umpteenth time

 

The #1 lie out there is that the media is liberal. All of the MSM is corporate-controlled, even msnbc. msnbc may give a liberal slant to the narrative, but the narrative is the same on every network. Ask Phil Donohue, Keith Olbermann, Cenk Unygur, and Dylan Ratigan what happens when one strays from the narrative.

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Response to watoos (Reply #1)

Sun May 26, 2013, 07:04 AM

2. Google Trends shows what the world is watching

or paying attention to, TV news may have to catch up but the agendas are clear for those that pay attention.

DU at times is guilty of playing into the media's game
of what is important, but it mostly comes from those that watch TV.

My post is just a warning of those watching the Sunday news talk shows.

I do find those posts interesting just to see the bias talking points the news organizations are pushing on the US public.

I use google trends more and more like this morning because I thought the Monsanto protest story was important.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #2)

Sun May 26, 2013, 07:33 AM

5. I understand what you're saying

 

Monsanto should be one of the top narratives in all the media formats.
But, I bet that if you look back you will find that OWS trended #1 for at least several months. They were changing the narrative from the debt to jobs and income inequality, and they were winning the narrative, until the tower dwellers decided to squash them with all of their might. Today, a heck of a lot of people don't look at what OWS was trying to accomplish as noble, but as a bunch of lazy, poop in the street, rapists. They were beaten back and the narrative has come back to the debt.
Hopefully, Monsanto will have staying power because the issue shouldn't be political I don't imagine that Libertarians, Tea Partiers, or Green Partiers care to be poisoned so that Monsanto can make a buck. We shall see.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #2)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:28 AM

9. But, but, but this morning "Face the Nation" is supposed to discuss

weather trends...don't know where they're going with it but I am
going to check it out.

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Response to watoos (Reply #1)

Sun May 26, 2013, 07:23 AM

3. YUP ...

even liberals buy $tuff.

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Response to watoos (Reply #1)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:17 AM

7. "media" is going horizontal

Every citizen has the potential to be reporter, editor and audience.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 07:30 AM

4. The Revolution will not be televised... n/t

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Response to ReRe (Reply #4)

Sun May 26, 2013, 07:59 AM

6. Yep.

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Response to zeemike (Reply #6)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:22 AM

8. Thanks for adding that clip...

... he was a genius, wasn't he?

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Response to zeemike (Reply #6)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:45 AM

11. God, that man was a genius.

What a great loss that was. Check this one out about Ronald Reagan called, "B Movie.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #11)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:59 AM

12. And his stuff is just as fresh today as it was then.

Sometimes the words of the prophets ARE written on the bathroom walls.

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Response to zeemike (Reply #12)

Sun May 26, 2013, 10:31 AM

21. +1 Amazing how fresh it is. Just change the names....but the issues are still there.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:37 AM

10. Corporate Media (R) is worse than Pravda ever was in its heydey of lies and spin and ignoring news

Why does corporate media HATE the truth?

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 09:47 AM

13. To see if you are correct, I did a Google News search for

Monsanto this morning. At the top of the results list are 289 articles about the protests. Newspapers, TV, and other media outlets have the story. In fact, I saw it yesterday on a local news station in the Twin Cities, MN, and the protests were reported in my Sunday paper this morning.

Monsanto issues do get covered. Not, perhaps, to the degree some feel is appropriate, of course. When I have an issue that is very important to me in mind, I often wonder why that issue isn't treated as seriously as I take it. But then, I realize that there are hundreds of important issues, and newspapers and other media cover stories that have a current nature. The global protests do just that, and so they were and are being covered.

Almost always, when someone says that something isn't being covered in the news, I do a Google News search and discover that coverage is there. Maybe the person missed it, or didn't actually read the newspaper or watch the news. Before calling out the media for not covering a story that is important to you, search Google News, allowing enough time (24 hours) for the news to get into print. Almost always, you'll find that it has been covered.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #13)

Sun May 26, 2013, 09:59 AM

14. Google trends is not google news

search.
Your google NEWS search is geared to YOUR COUNTRY AND LANGUAGE

Google Trends is a public web facility of Google Inc., based on Google Search, that shows how often a particular search-term is entered relative to the total search-volume across various regions of the world, and in various languages.

THERE IS A DIFFERENCE.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #14)

Sun May 26, 2013, 10:15 AM

16. Your statement was that this wasn't covered in the news.

Not so.

I don't use Google Trends to find out what's being covered in the news media. It's a poor tool for that.

Google Trends also finds silliness that is trending, like the latest shenanigans of 20-something celebrities.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #16)

Sun May 26, 2013, 10:28 AM

20. I'm glad you are such an expert


on what is relevant on the internet, your knowledge astounds us all.

Maybe give us a screenshot
of CNN's front page or NBC to prove your point that they covered it because it sure as shit doesn't show up on mine.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #13)

Sun May 26, 2013, 10:12 AM

15. Your debunk on me sucks CNN's page

http://edition.cnn.com/

Nothing

or other TV news sites

http://www.nbcnews.com/
nothing... or others

My post stands

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #15)

Sun May 26, 2013, 10:16 AM

17. It sucks CNN's page?

I'm sorry. That makes no sense. NBC covered the protests. Is it at the top of the news? It is not. Anywhere. There are many other stories that are far more important, frankly.

http://www.nbcnews.com/?id=11881780&q=monsanto&search=&p=1&st=1&sm=user

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #17)

Sun May 26, 2013, 12:14 PM

24. They always cover it.

for the sake of plausible deniability...so they can do what you just did, if charged with not covering the story....but the editor buries it somewhere and promotes something that the business world don't care about so they won't get mad and take money away...
That is nothing new, sense journalism became a for profit business.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 10:26 AM

18. Facebook kept my Monsanto post off the News Feed

 

The work around is to post a new album with the graphics instead.



I did not use the word Monsanto or mention the march, but they caught it anyway. They must be analyzing the text in graphics files if this was done on purpose.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #18)

Mon May 27, 2013, 03:43 AM

26. What's facebook got against protesting Monsanto?

I told 2 people today about the two millions protesters across the nation saying NO to Monsanto and Monsanto types. They were happy. I read it on DU.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 10:28 AM

19. Interesting. Thanks for Link to Google Trends which does seem to be different

from Google News.

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Response to KoKo (Reply #19)

Sun May 26, 2013, 10:33 AM

22. Its a tool

to look at patterns and trends it can be used to predict stock market trends.

From the NY times:



The terms people search for on Google have been used to forecast how many Americans have the flu, travel plans and the price for which cars sell. Now a scientific study shows that Google search can be used to predict the stock market.

Using Google Trends, a service that shows the popularity of search terms, researchers from Warwick Business School in England and Boston University’s department of physics found that the type of terms people search Google for on a given week can predict whether the Dow Jones industrial average will rise or fall the following week.

The study, titled “Quantifying Trading Behavior in Financial Markets Using Google Trends,” was published Thursday in Nature’s Scientific Reports.

The researchers tracked 98 search terms from Google Trends between 2004 and 2011. These included investment-related words, like debt, stocks, portfolio, unemployment and markets, and non-investment terms, including lifestyle, arts, happy, war, conflict and politics.


http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/26/google-search-terms-can-predict-stock-market-study-finds/




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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #22)

Sun May 26, 2013, 10:23 PM

25. New Tools are COOL..though. N/T

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 10:41 AM

23. I get a blank screen of results, even if I retype in your search terms

What are your results?

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