Thursday, September 22, 2011

Word Clouds and the Presidential Debate

If you watched the Fox News Republican debate online, you saw that they showed a lot of word clouds during the breaks (re ads).  Above is one I made of the Fox News summary of the debate and here is a summary of ten different sites that make them.  My favorite is Wordle.   Obviously it is very easy to see who Fox News cares about without even reading the article.  Perry is ahead in the polls and he got the most mention.  Below is a Wordle of the lead article in the NYTimes.   So in this case Perry again gets top billing, but the issues mentioned the most are different.

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