March 5, 2017

Sunday School 3/5/17

I know, I know.

We've had a few weeks of no school; blame it on the fact that I've put my pajamas on inside out and put the toilet paper in the freezer, or whatever it is that kids to when they want school to be cancelled.

Today, anticipating we'd have a lot of consistency in what was discussed in our various classrooms, I tried something different with today's lectures: I used a keyword search.

Here are the words I figured would be making an appearance: FISA, foreign,impeach, impeachment, intelligence, investigate, investigation, lie, lied, lies, Obama, resign, resignation, Russia, Russian, Russians, Sessions, Trump, and wiretap.

I realize it's an imperfect analysis, with no context for how the terms were used. It's also imprecise; Attorney General Sessions was a guest on NBC's Meet the Press, and every time he spoke, his name appeared in the transcript, so there's a bit of skewing there. Also,if a show talked about Obamacare, in addition to Obama being mentioned in relation to the Trump tweet-storm, that will also skew the numbers.

Keyword
ABC
CBS
CNN
FOX
NBC
FISA
10
6
6
4
17
Foreign
7
4
2
6
8
Impeach/Impeachment
1
0
0
0
1
Intelligence
28
21
18
41
36
Investigate/Investigation
34
24
16
27
30
Lie/Lied/Lies
7
0
9
3
1
Obama
40
15
33
51
20
Resign/Resignation
5
2
2
2
6
Russia/Russian/Russians
50
38
31
56
89
Sessions
18
3
15
21
18
Trump
101
40
50
97
69
Wiretap/Wiretapped
29
6
11
14
8

Is there anything grossly unfair just looking at the numbers? Not really. Was there anything earth-shattering in any of the shows?  Nope, not that I saw. 

We'll see what the week brings us. Supposedly we'll get a new travel ban tomorrow, although with all of the churn, that might be delayed a little, until it can get the attention it deserves.