August 07, 2008

Study: Liberal Blogs Ten Times More Foul-Mouthed than Conservative Blogs
— Ace

I always hate these articles.

Dividing the number of instances of profanity by the number of pages of the sites on which they appear, then multiplying the result by 100 yields what might be called a "profanity quotient."

The top 10 liberal sites (Daily Kos, Huffington Post, Democratic Underground, Talking Points Memo, Crooks and Liars, Think Progress, Atrios, Greenwald, MyDD and Firedoglake) have a profanity quotient of 14.6.

The top 10 conservative sites (Free Republic, Hot Air, Little Green Footballs, Townhall, NewsBusters, Lucianne.com, Wizbang, Ace of Spades, Red State and Volokh Conspiracy) have a quotient of 1.17.

(CORRECTED PARAGRAPH That's quite a disparity. Liberals are more than 12 times likely to use profanity than conservatives on the Web.

One thing that is interesting to note is that the profanity ratio of a particular site seems somewhat related to the writing style of the bloggers who run it.

For instance, the Ace of Spades blog has the highest profanity quotient on the right. This is likely due to the fact that "Ace," the anonymous proprietor of the site, regularly uses profanity in his own writings and therefore is much less inclined to want to crack down on readers who respond using it.

I guess we (including you motherfuckers) are letting the team down.

Matthew Sheffield speculates about the reasons for this -- a combination of social stigma about profanity on the right and utterly missing on the left, and "anger" on the left.

The left is much concerned about "authenticity," which itself is evidenced by an outpouring of emotion (both real and feigned, to indicate how "authentic" the author's make-pretend outrage is), and the left has decided there's really no better way to demonstrate their often-feigned authentic emotion than by dropping the f-bomb around here and there.

I really wish I weren't so compromised on this issue, because it seems like the sort of thing I'd really like to rip the fucking left about. Alas.

Whoops: Ninjaed again.

Posted by: Ace at 11:28 AM | Comments (90)
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1 Authenticity/Integrity.

That's just the fucking way it is.

Posted by: paul anka at August 07, 2008 11:34 AM (ZA24H)

2 The professors at VC upset at being called "conservative" in 5...4...3...

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at August 07, 2008 11:36 AM (1Ug6U)

3

I guess we (including you motherfuckers) are letting the team down.

Go fuck yourself you fucking asshole.  Don't be blaming it on us you cocksucker.

Posted by: AndrewsDad at August 07, 2008 11:38 AM (C2//T)

4 It's not quantity that counts, it's quality.
So go to hell you ass lickin, butt munchin, cocksucking, bucket of fucking bullshit!

Posted by: Rocks at August 07, 2008 11:39 AM (Q1lie)

5 I know I'm in the minority, especially here, but I have never used profanity on any website, ever. 

In "real life," I've noticed that liberals drop the f-bomb far more often and casually than conservatives. 

Posted by: goddessoftheclassroom at August 07, 2008 11:40 AM (xTuFr)

6 So who are these pussnut, cockbreath, cum guzzling douchnozzle scumbags, and why should I not just skullfuck'em and then feed them to my Dobermans?

Posted by: Purple Avenger at August 07, 2008 11:41 AM (SLqkZ)

7 The only good VC is a dead VC, got that?
Yeah, I said it. I'm a bad ass like Jengis Khan.

Posted by: John "Reporting for duty" Kerry at August 07, 2008 11:42 AM (Q1lie)

8

Fuck Me.  I guess great minds DO think alike.

Hey Ace, since you just got bigfooted by Gabe's Hamdan post, I'd understand if you want to take my post & fold it into yours as an appendix or something like that.  After all, you're the only important one on this stage, right?

(Cockbreath)

Posted by: Russ from Winterset at August 07, 2008 11:50 AM (dyz/7)

9 Ever feel like kicking your co-bloggers in the shins for scooping you just one too many times, Ace?

And just curious, why do you hate articles like that?  Besides the fact that it's a bunch of made-up numbers pretending to be statistics.

I'd be interested to know what the conservative blog PQ would be if AoS wasn't included...

Posted by: Alice H at August 07, 2008 11:52 AM (jRtPb)

10 How dare you all with your F-words and A-words and shit.

Posted by: Joanie at August 07, 2008 11:53 AM (Z9tCp)

11 Why does AoS have the highest PQ on the right?
Maybe because we spend so much time using sock puppets who are leftys?



Posted by: Rocks at August 07, 2008 11:57 AM (Q1lie)

12 fuck, fuck, fuck, Fuck, FUCK!

There, that ought to help kick the percentage up a notch or two.

Posted by: Frank at August 07, 2008 11:59 AM (EjkX1)

13 poop.

Posted by: Kevin at August 07, 2008 12:00 PM (OEF4E)

14 I have a feeling that us righties have a much larger non-cussy vocabulary.

Posted by: jd at August 07, 2008 12:01 PM (jTT87)

15 Cock!

Posted by: tom at August 07, 2008 12:01 PM (evdj2)

16 You're all a bunch of fucking slackers.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at August 07, 2008 12:02 PM (SLqkZ)

17

Maybe it fucking has to do with the goddamned fact that cocksucking liberals are basically pretty fucking stupid.

 

 

Posted by: Douger at August 07, 2008 12:02 PM (W85a9)

18 Shit, with paragraph lead-ins like "Andrea Mitchell is a Lying Fucking Whore", I'm just not sure how Sheffield drew his conclusions.

Oh, and fuck the lot of ya.

Posted by: mpur458 at August 07, 2008 12:02 PM (FdUN6)

19 I have a feeling that us righties have a much larger non-cussy vocabulary.

Gotta watch out or education will do that kinda shit to you.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at August 07, 2008 12:03 PM (SLqkZ)

20 How do you know AoS is a righty blog?
Because despite it's PQ when you asses get together at the bar no one will swear once till they got 3 drinks in them.


Posted by: Rocks at August 07, 2008 12:06 PM (Q1lie)

21 I blame LauraW and her Goddamn hump.

Posted by: The shitstorm hits the fucking fan at August 07, 2008 12:22 PM (zAvxs)

22

Oh man, what a bitch, some goddamn article said we swear too fucking much.

Good thing they didn't count the weak ass flame wars to the quotient.

Assclowns.

Posted by: navycopjoe at August 07, 2008 12:23 PM (xz/YV)

23      Never found much problem articulating myself  and not using profanity.  I freely admit, tho', that occasionally  a well chosen vulgarity CAN drive a point home best.

Posted by: irongrampa at August 07, 2008 12:25 PM (N4pK7)

24 I saw Matthew Sheffield's act the other night.

"The Aristocrats" was billed as Family Entertainment...that's one way of putting it.

Posted by: sulla at August 07, 2008 12:31 PM (tlFbX)

25

Tom?  Where have you been sweet heart? 

As they said in the God Father.  "This is the life we've chosen to live"

WTF that has to do with this thread is another subject, I just like the line.  Use it. 

As in "Tom likes cock", "That just the life he's chosen to live"

 

Posted by: kempermanx at August 07, 2008 12:31 PM (ANRVq)

26 What a huge fucking pile of shit. A few moldy old douchebags who have the relative IQs of a fungus-ridden swipe of dogshit decide to analyze how many expletives can dance on the head of a pin?

Fucktards have never read my fucking blog, I can tell you that much.

Posted by: CrankyProf at August 07, 2008 12:36 PM (4q3/n)

27 Well, Congrats Ace. I'm sure I read this when someone did the same study last year, using the same methodology. Of course this sheepfucker acts like this was an original idea of his very fucking own. I hate fuckers who can't at least give credit where it is due. Anyway, when I saw the article, I knew you'd be named as the frontier of profanity on the Red Side, and was not disappointed. But I am pretty saddened to see only about 25+ comments on your goddamn post, and another two dozen on the ninja job, helping to prove this wanker's point. I think this makes it obvious that the profanity used here is really just code for racist attacks on Obama. Ta Da! The Arisotcrats!

Posted by: Douglas Winship at August 07, 2008 12:42 PM (hcQ3t)

28

Does it have to be us AOS morons dropping the F-bomb or would linking to a scene from Planes Trains and Automobiles add to our total?

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/208096/planes_trains_and_automobiles

 

 

Posted by: adk46er at August 07, 2008 12:45 PM (E9mlO)

29 These studies are a fucking joke, and I defy any cocksucker to prove otherwise.

Posted by: The Drizzle at August 07, 2008 12:50 PM (fWnCD)

30 In "real life," I've noticed that liberals drop the f-bomb far more often and casually than conservatives. When I start dropping frack-bombs in real life, you know I'm seriously pissed off. And I tell women that I know that if I'm dropping b-bombs or c-bombs on you, I'm seriously cheesed off. In the meanwhile, let's get this fuckery on the road.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at August 07, 2008 12:50 PM (1hM1d)

31 Personally I blame the gaddamned civility around here on the lack of visits from Talking, Time-Traveling Bologna Sandwiches.

Where the hell is Johnny Fucking Coldcuts, anyway!?

Posted by: Paul in Iowa at August 07, 2008 12:50 PM (qzOby)

32 And just for grins: fuckitty, fuckitty, fuck, fuck, fuck. Anyone got some 2LiveCrew?

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at August 07, 2008 12:51 PM (1hM1d)

33

For instance, the Ace of Spades blog has the highest profanity quotient on the right.

You're gosh darn right it does!

Posted by: Darth Randall at August 07, 2008 12:55 PM (oLULt)

34

Bastard child or not, John Edwards is still a fucking faggot.

Off to therapy....

Posted by: Ann Coulter at August 07, 2008 01:04 PM (y+orh)

35 Just a bunch of onanistic fornicators, the lot of you.  Jezebels and sodomites, one and all.

Posted by: Charybdis E. Scylla at August 07, 2008 01:10 PM (ATBwB)

36 Wow, someone actually got paid to sift through all the blogs to do a census on Blog profanity. I am definitely in the wrong line of work. At a penny a word I could've made $500 here at AoSHQ alone.

Posted by: exdem13 at August 07, 2008 01:43 PM (fenBi)

37 Well golly-gee-whillikers.

Posted by: Stinky Esposito at August 07, 2008 03:32 PM (MMC8r)

38 Gosh darn, I'm disappointed too!

Posted by: profligatewaste at August 07, 2008 03:34 PM (AiDe6)

39 For instance, the Ace of Spades blog has the highest profanity quotient on the right.

What the fuckity fuck? How the fuck did that happen?  What did we fucking do to get so high? I mean, shit, that's just fucking outrageous.

Shit.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 07, 2008 03:37 PM (FO+YO)

40 It must have been the one about the ass-raping ponchos. Yeah, that was it.

Posted by: OregonMuse at August 07, 2008 03:38 PM (FO+YO)

41 My new nick will fix it.

Posted by: Fuck the Shit Fucker at August 07, 2008 03:41 PM (MMC8r)

42 Part of the reason for the disparity is the higher number of younger people on the left of the political spectrum. When you get older you learn to make your points without having to use profanity.

Posted by: RocketMan at August 07, 2008 03:41 PM (ra4rU)

43 curses, foiled again

Posted by: billypaintbrush at August 07, 2008 03:42 PM (ZKIHf)

44 Fuck that fucking study.  Bunch of fucking moonies work at that fucking paper, the Washington Fucking Times.  No way is the Rev. Fucking Moon the second fucking coming of the messiah.  Fuck that.

Posted by: Blogluddite at August 07, 2008 03:43 PM (fC2pg)

45

Speak for yourself, rocketman.

Ace hasn't dipped his balls in anything for a long time, which kind of explains the elevated tone around here. How it explains it, I dunno.

Posted by: spongeworthy at August 07, 2008 03:44 PM (a00go)

46 When you get older you learn to make your points without having to use profanity.

Fuck that shit, the fuck I do, you lame ass jackhole.

Actually, everyone at work knows that when I stop swearing is when I'm really angry.

Posted by: alexthechick at August 07, 2008 03:55 PM (SHHaV)

47

When you get older you learn to make your points without having to use profanity.

You also learn to use stool softeners and how to operate an electric wheelchair. Fuck that shit.

Posted by: lauraw at August 07, 2008 03:58 PM (7zSws)

48

I'd like to see what the ratio of wishing death upon persons of opposing parties is. You know, just for SHITS and giggles.

I added a bad word. I'm so clever.

Posted by: pajama momma at August 07, 2008 04:00 PM (f3xJa)

49 Yes, you are all hilarious. I don't have a problem with cussing (why in the Hell would I read this blog if I did?), but the basic point remains that younger people cuss more frequently than older people do, even when you include the insane people here.

Posted by: RocketMan at August 07, 2008 04:02 PM (ra4rU)

50 Morons, yes. But insane??????

And I'm gonna walk the high road and not use any fucking profanity.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 07, 2008 04:05 PM (Ds4I5)

51 Cheer up!  You're contributing the diversity that saves the right from being monolithically unprofane. 

Posted by: Chas at August 07, 2008 04:10 PM (ULeBS)

52 the basic point remains that younger people cuss more frequently than older people do

They also run faster, ride more rollercoasters, have better teeth, can have more sex in a single day, and aren't covered with moles and liverspots.

Old dude, what is your fucking point?

Posted by: lauraw at August 07, 2008 04:10 PM (7zSws)

53 (just teasing)

Posted by: lauraw at August 07, 2008 04:12 PM (7zSws)

54

It's not a liver spot.  It's a very large freckle.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at August 07, 2008 04:13 PM (pzen5)

55 Maccaca !

Posted by: polynikes at August 07, 2008 04:14 PM (m2CN7)

56

Well, I do say frick this, and frackin' that, and suck me (bad enough) on occasion ...but I truly mean to say f_ck ...er, fug ...er, f__k ...oh crap, I give. Just think of those frickin' terms as codewords for effin' this, that & t'other.

..it's just too good a word to waste on inconsequential crap.

Like someone earlier said: it's not the quantity of the swearin' at all, its the quality of the use to which the profanity is put in service to.

...well, for everyone but Bart. He's a purely gratuitous potty mouth.

Posted by: davis,br at August 07, 2008 04:19 PM (7QgFP)

57 Alright you motherstickers, this is a fuckup.

Posted by: Will at August 07, 2008 04:19 PM (WnBa/)

58 It's not the cussin' that distinguishes LW comments. it's the all deathly serious way in which the LW pours hate and invective on the lives and families of folks with whom they disagree. Think Tony Snow.  I'm pretty sure they aren't kidding. It's so personal with them.

If Anne Coulter would get hit by a truck, there wouldn't be anyone on RW talking that sort of shit.

Posted by: dr kill at August 07, 2008 04:29 PM (JWAjn)

59

Fuck you fucking fuckers.  Who gives a fuck, we're all fucked for fuck's sake.

I think that about covers every part of speech.  Out-fucking-standing.

Posted by: Roachman at August 07, 2008 04:33 PM (R4yYw)

60 Like they needed a fucking study/hours of research to figure this out....BTW..Age has absolutely nothing to do with it...I deal with the public and tech people all day. Dropping the F-bomb and cursing is almost like code for "I'm a liberal cocksucker". This is a connotation that they are hip, "progressive and "world citzens". They are enlightened and anything goes. "You must accept me, my small cock, odd shaped tits, bad wig, spandex and my old 10 speed bike". Along with my transposed asshole and voicebox.

Posted by: hutch1200 at August 07, 2008 04:46 PM (j4Nfl)

61 Libs think that dropping the f bomb once or twice per sentence means they are oh-so-worldly and sophisicated, unrepressed by white picket fence American conformity.  To people with more than half a brain, they just sound like silly foul-mouthed teenagers.

Posted by: Pervy Grin at August 07, 2008 04:51 PM (fqvpi)

62 It's not the cussin' that distinguishes LW comments.

Yeah, LauraW is pretty merciless all right.

Posted by: sandy burger at August 07, 2008 04:51 PM (VC56G)

63 Pervy 2nds the motion!!

Posted by: hutch1200 at August 07, 2008 05:08 PM (j4Nfl)

64 When Saddam Hussein and Satan return from hell after we kill Terrence and Phillip, I'm counting on Ace to banish them with cursing.

I've seen the documentary.

Posted by: Nom de Blog at August 07, 2008 05:15 PM (e321h)

65

The left swears to gain some kind of street cred with the brothers.....

An appeasement tradition born in the 60's by hippie pussies

Just like Obama's moma, seeking out men unlike her to keep it real.

ans screwing them, then finding out they suck as men

Posted by: bob hussein dole at August 07, 2008 05:31 PM (4GS1g)

66

When you get older you learn to make your points without having to use profanity.


You also learn to use stool softeners and how to operate an electric wheelchair. Fuck that shit.

Posted by: lauraw at August 07, 2008 03:58 PM (7zSws)

That one seriously needed a spew alert.

Posted by: iamfelix at August 07, 2008 05:34 PM (yfeAd)

67 Hey, I was #7. Where in the fucking fuck did my fucking post fucking go?!

Posted by: Mose at August 07, 2008 07:02 PM (okbyw)

68

Ha! Who gives a rodents rectum?  Oops, I mean who gives a rats ass?

Gotta contribute my 2 cents worth of profanity.  Maintaining AoS standards and such.

Posted by: Bucky Katt at August 07, 2008 07:17 PM (8o018)

69 20 How do you know AoS is a righty blog?
Because despite it's PQ when you asses get together at the bar no one will swear once till they got 3 drinks in them.

Posted by: Rocks at August 07, 2008 12:06 PM (Q1lie)

This is, in fact, correct.  I cuss a lot more on here than in actual life.  (Actual life, you fucking morons, is what happens when you're not on this smart military blog.  Really, it exists.)



Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at August 07, 2008 07:44 PM (6MYN+)

70

I guess we (including you motherfuckers) are letting the team down.

Hahahahaha!  That fucking bit will never get old.  EVER.

Now, everyone in the AoSHQ tech department, suck my cock.

 

Posted by: Rosetta at August 07, 2008 08:11 PM (SOUOR)

71 This is one of the top ten conservative sites? I did not realize so many people read it. It seemed more like 100 retards talking about current events and trying to make each other laugh. 

It has been fun, but I am out of here. You guys are funny, but I did not realize so many people were reading this. No mo' comments from me. Take care and remember, both McCain and Obama may piss you off, but they both offer something and may do a good job if they are elected. 

Posted by: bleh at August 07, 2008 08:29 PM (GNCy6)

72 The Ace of Spades rap:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-xKUU5sWS4

Posted by: richard mcenroe at August 07, 2008 08:33 PM (e+exz)

73 Old as fuck but that shit is teh balls.

Fuck the shit, fuck the fucking shit fuck!

Posted by: monkeyfan at August 07, 2008 08:34 PM (cEE8N)

74 bleh, you're one strange muthafucka. you know that?

Posted by: Bart: at August 07, 2008 09:04 PM (HT5uR)

75 You shouldn't cuss. It's fuckin' rude. (Sorry, had to be done.)

Posted by: AngelEm at August 07, 2008 09:59 PM (FTbYM)

76

Here's some good advice:

http://notdirtywriter.net/?p=552

Posted by: Allen at August 07, 2008 10:19 PM (Zo7G6)

77 Rip away, Ace Leader of Tools.

I think I've figured out one of the keys to running a "successful" blog this far up against the outer edge of the Wing:

The only kind of energy source capable keeping it up has such a dangerously high percentage Tom Delay brand High Test Stoopid

[a concentration so high as to attract the endorsement of Winger luminaries like Sen Mitch McConnell & former Hill power now the latest worthy successor to leadership of the clan, uh, party of New old South Haley Barbour Guvnah ah the Sov'in Stata Missahsippah like 'Nothin like it for keeping the troops all fueled up fer a friv'lus filibuster']

but so volatile your typical Meisterblogger has to post it & then jump under a rock before the powerful Stoopidity eats through the veneer & blows up in his face.

This one was a classic case of Kickapoophead 199.99 proof Stoopid- which typically is served will steam eating through the cover & has to be downed like cheap chilled vodka & or the sort of espresso you get from fresh ground Lavazza & half stalling the machine. It's that corrosive!

So for those still administering first aid to your eyes [The Stoopid can really burn.] here's a couple of things to look for in future:

[1] Moonie Times: Not exactly an accredited journal with academic standards.

[2] Sort of hinted at supposedly academic maybe guy from who the hell knows where U or C. Comes highly recommended by a long string of unbroken space.

[3] Your gatekeeper against letting in the Stoopid holds a lot of shares in an off shore Stoopid mine.

Oh you deny it Ace? So what's the explanation for the extraordinary syncopation between high test Stoopid content and winger-iosity? Okay I hear you about your Who Let My Moron Zombies Out meme, but ...it's beyond the bounderies of chance that your blog's Stoopid is always 100% Winger Stoopid.


Posted by: Diderot's Dog at August 07, 2008 10:22 PM (otzBo)

78 Et tu fuckface? Conservative, cocksucker? How dare you turn into a fucking neo-shit tit grabber. You are not the motherfucking Che-sucking pussy that we thought you were. Where's the cunt bitch? You make me simply nauseous.

Posted by: gc at August 07, 2008 10:36 PM (8el+/)

79 "bleh, you're one strange muthafucka. you know that?"

I know. This is my last comment for sure.  I am only conservative on a few issues  and this is going to sound crazy, but I think people are lifting things from my comments and using it in the real world. I like the website and enjoy the humor, but I am done. I am not a republican or a democrat, but I honestly believe the comments I have left here are showing up in the real world. If weblogs are a way to tell everyone what you think I did not do it. I fucked around and tried to make people laugh.

Ace, you are funny as hell and I enjoyed it without donating a cent.  Keep bringing the funny and lay it on the conservatives also.

Posted by: bleh at August 08, 2008 01:18 AM (GNCy6)

80 Posted by: Rosetta at August 07, 2008 08:11 PM (SOUOR)

Wait a second.
Rosetta has a cock?
When the fuck did that happen?
Seriously, is Rosetta now post-op with a fucking dick and all that shit?
WTF?

Posted by: Nom de Blog at August 08, 2008 02:07 AM (e321h)

81 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe751kMBwms&feature=related

lol, seriously, I am done. This is the third time I said it, but I am serious this time. I watched it on youtube and could not help myself. Overall the speech is garbage, but the reaction from the press probably sold it for everyone. McCain walks through it for the win. They push Obama because he is great at giving a speech, but the speech was weak sauce. Ouch, lol.

Posted by: bleh at August 08, 2008 02:44 AM (GNCy6)

82 Those fucking liberal pricks!

Posted by: Alamo at August 08, 2008 03:08 AM (Mqupr)

83 If you ever have to talk to them in person, you'll know that's how lefties express themselves all the time. They either never learned or deliberately ignore the idea that obscenities in speech are sometimes inappropriate. They love to give offense, and consider being offensive a sign of virtue.


Posted by: Trimegistus at August 08, 2008 07:07 AM (V7sy6)

84

Shit, I know I'm gonna fuckin' regret this, but I can't help myself:

 

Diderot's Dog @ #79...what's your point, fucktard?

Posted by: Russ from Winterset at August 08, 2008 09:50 AM (dyz/7)

85 http://www.ericbmartin.com

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Posted by: hasta misin at February 08, 2011 01:24 PM (Uipkt)

90 Personally I blame the gaddamned civility around here on the lack of visits from Talking, Time-Traveling Bologna Sandwiches. Richard from paint zoom on sale

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