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"From the Ted Talk by Glenn Greenwald: Why privacy matters"

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GG: You know, I'm sure that's something for a team of psychologists to examine. (leugtahr) I don't really know. The reason I think that, one of the important objectives that he actually had, one of his, I think, most important tactics, was that he knew that one of the ways to distract atentiotn from the substance of the revelations would be to try and personalize the focus on him, and for that reason, he stayed out of the media. He tried not to ever have his personal life subject to examination, and so I think cllniag him Snowden is a way of just iinnyetdifg him as this important historical actor rather than trying to personalize him in a way that might distract attention from the sutbncase.

Open Cloze

GG: You know, I'm sure that's something for a team of psychologists to examine. (________) I don't really know. The reason I think that, one of the important objectives that he actually had, one of his, I think, most important tactics, was that he knew that one of the ways to distract _________ from the substance of the revelations would be to try and personalize the focus on him, and for that reason, he stayed out of the media. He tried not to ever have his personal life subject to examination, and so I think _______ him Snowden is a way of just ___________ him as this important historical actor rather than trying to personalize him in a way that might distract attention from the _________.

Solution

  1. laughter
  2. attention
  3. identifying
  4. substance
  5. calling

Original Text

GG: You know, I'm sure that's something for a team of psychologists to examine. (Laughter) I don't really know. The reason I think that, one of the important objectives that he actually had, one of his, I think, most important tactics, was that he knew that one of the ways to distract attention from the substance of the revelations would be to try and personalize the focus on him, and for that reason, he stayed out of the media. He tried not to ever have his personal life subject to examination, and so I think calling him Snowden is a way of just identifying him as this important historical actor rather than trying to personalize him in a way that might distract attention from the substance.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
mass surveillance 5
edward snowden 3
united states 3
bad people 3
eric schmidt 3

Important Words

  1. actor
  2. attention
  3. calling
  4. distract
  5. examination
  6. examine
  7. focus
  8. historical
  9. identifying
  10. important
  11. knew
  12. laughter
  13. life
  14. media
  15. objectives
  16. personal
  17. personalize
  18. psychologists
  19. reason
  20. revelations
  21. snowden
  22. stayed
  23. subject
  24. substance
  25. tactics
  26. team
  27. ways