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From the Ted Talk by Gretchen Carlson, David Brooks: Political common ground in a polarized United States

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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Open Cloze

GC: I think that was the constant argument from the right, that ______ media and the internet in general was _______ articles towards the top that were not their _________. I think, again, that fed into the _____. It fed into the anger of: "You're pushing something that's not what I believe." But social media has obviously changed everything, and I think Trump is the example of Twitter changing absolutely everything. And from his point of view, he's reaching the American people without a filter, which he believes the _____ is.

Solution

  1. anger
  2. putting
  3. worldview
  4. social
  5. media

Original Text

GC: I think that was the constant argument from the right, that social media and the internet in general was putting articles towards the top that were not their worldview. I think, again, that fed into the anger. It fed into the anger of: "You're pushing something that's not what I believe." But social media has obviously changed everything, and I think Trump is the example of Twitter changing absolutely everything. And from his point of view, he's reaching the American people without a filter, which he believes the media is.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
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middle america 5
bernie sanders 3
coastal elites 3
conservative viewpoint 3
health care 3
trump supporters 3
social media 3
political correctness 3
secure base 3
rebuild communities 3
huge swath 2
steve bannon 2
trillion dollars 2
wide range 2
social mobility 2
democratic women 2
fake news 2
mainstream media 2
economic policy 2
percent growth 2
attachment theory 2
shining sea 2

Important Words

  1. absolutely
  2. american
  3. anger
  4. argument
  5. articles
  6. believes
  7. changed
  8. changing
  9. constant
  10. fed
  11. filter
  12. general
  13. internet
  14. media
  15. people
  16. point
  17. pushing
  18. putting
  19. reaching
  20. social
  21. top
  22. trump
  23. twitter
  24. view
  25. worldview