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JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: A GUARDIAN ARTICLE IS HEADLINED “CRUZ SWEEPS WYOMING” – AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF HOW NEWSPAPERS PLAY THE PROPAGANDA GAME IN “ANYBODY BUT TRUMP”   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE GUARDIAN

 

Please, Guardian reporters use some highly inappropriate language.

“Sweeps”?

Is that really an appropriate verb for a back-room administrative decision which had no aspect of a contest or ballot?

I don’t think so.

But it creates a headline with propaganda impact.

After all, the Guardian is decidedly in the “anybody but Trump” camp, and believe me, Ted Cruz is literally anybody, nothing he does being something to cheer over.