A Taxonomy of Trump Tweets.

Earlier this year, George Lakoff, a cognitive linguist at the University of California, Berkeley, crafted a “taxonomy” of how Trump uses Twitter to shift the conversation from unwelcome reports and subsume the news cycle with his own agenda.

There’s an excellent analysis of The Ministry of Truth at The Washington Post. Recommended Reading.


  1. says

    It’s all undifferentiated bullshit to me. I suppose it’s academic interest to pick it apart and identify what the little nuggetty bits are, but, once you strain through it for interest or truth, your hands are slimy and empty.

  2. says

    Yeah, I file it all under bullshit too, but this sort of thing is helpful to a lot of people, and if it helps more people to understand the baffle ’em with bullshit game, that’s a good thing.

  3. Raucous Indignation says

    There is always a PhD topic or two or more buried in a pile of shit.

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