Friday, April 21, 2017

Jason Stallman New York Times

The New York Times tweeted a photo comparing White House photos showing many less in 2017's photo of the New England Patriots compared to the 2015's photo when Barak Obama was president. 

The message was clear:  Trump is hated; Obama beloved by the football team. 

It was re-tweeted by CNN.  

Question for analysis:  Did Jason Stallman do it intentionally or unintentionally?  

The New England Patriots, seeing the false narrative, sent out a message stating that many personnel were seated on the lawn.  

A recent study showed that 89% of media, in the first 100 days of the Trump presidency, was decidedly negative.  The negativity ranged from comparisons to Adolph Hitler, the orchestrator of the Holocaust where more than 6 million Jews were killed, in a war where estimates run from 50 million to 80 million dead.  One MSNBC contributor called for the bombing of Trump Tower, while others routinely report "white supremacy, racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, misogyny, homophobia, hatred" and so on.  This was the message of main stream media throughout the entire election year.  

When caught promoting a false narrative, New York Times Jason Stallman made this statement:  

“Bad tweet by me. Terrible tweet. I wish I could say it’s complicated, but no, this one is pretty straightforward: I’m an idiot. It was my idea, it was my execution, it was my blunder. I made a decision in about four minutes that clearly warranted much more time. Once we learned more, we tried to fix everything as much as possible as swiftly as possible and as transparently as possible. Of course, at that point the damage was done. I just needed to own it.”

Does he take responsibility for political propaganda  in false news reporting?

“Bad tweet by me. Terrible tweet. 

Note that it does not begin with the pronoun "I."  Is this because it is a statement without "I"?  We note that he goes from "bad" to "terrible", which now follows with the pronoun "I", allowing for an uptick in reliability, as he psychologically enters the statement:  

I wish I could say it’s complicated, but no, this one is pretty straightforward: I’m an idiot. 

He tells us what he "wishes" he "could" say.  This now brings him, himself, into the statement, and he tells us he is limited in what he can say.  He uses the pronoun "I" three times in this one statement.  

The message that it is not complicated is not openly stated, but he uses the word "but" in comparison.  It would be interesting to hear him explain why this picture, sans context, is "complicated."

The New England Patriot's "uncomplicated" it with 23 words. Remember, the subject is employed as a journalist.    

It was my idea, it was my execution, it was my blunder. I made a decision in about four minutes that clearly warranted much more time.

Here we see personal ownership regarding;

a.  execution
b.  blunder

He stated that it "warranted much more time."

He does not tell us what would warrant more time.  This is a critical point in the statement because it is where he no longer wishes to be "alone" in the statement:  

 Once we learned more, we tried to fix everything as much as possible as swiftly as possible and as transparently as possible. 

At this point, he is caught promoting a false narrative against the president, and he makes a dramatic change.  No longer is it "me, "I" and "my" but now he moves into the plural use of "we." 

a.  "we tried to fix everything"
b.  "as much as possible"
c.  "as swiftly as possible"
d.  "as transparently as possible"

This is a key change from "I" to "we" that is analyzed. 

1.  "Fixing"

Please note that "fixing" is what is done when something is broken.  If this was an "accident", it would need to be "fixed", rather than owned.  

Question for analysis:  Was it unintentional?  (if so, it is a mistake that needs to be fixed). 

a.  "we tried to fix everything"

Note that "tried" means attempted but not completed. 

This is, however, heavily qualified.  

Please note that he would need to tell us what "everything" is.  He could have said, "others were seated on the lawn."

With "tried" attempting but not completion, what is the qualifications added?

*fix everything
*as much as possible

This is to state that there would be some things outside his ability to fix.  

What would this be?

*as swiftly as possible" introduces the element of time. 

This is his third use of time.  

1.  four minutes
2.  warranted more time
3.  swiftly as possible 

It is interesting to see him touch upon time these three times when we note that this statement was made while the tweet was still posted. 

All of this qualification is now under "plural" ("we") where he, himself, is no longer alone.  

b.  "as transparently as possible"

Here he introduces not only transparency (truth), but he puts a limit upon transparency.  

He is telling us that he has concealed information.    

The context of this concealed information is in the "fixing" of which he has placed both conditions and limitations upon. 

Of course, at that point the damage was done. I just needed to own it.”

Here we see the conclusion of the matter:  "the damage was done", of which he distances himself from it ("that point"). 

Analysis Conclusion:

The anti-Trump message was deliberately designed to promote a narrative and his ownership is made weak by his change from singular to plural, and his both qualifying and limitation of it. 

He does not own his "mea culpa" and uses self-deprecating words to emotionally impact his audience.  If he believed he was an "idiot" he would resign from his position as it would be too challenging for him. 

He is deceptive.  

Transparency is very sensitive to him.  This is likely a projection of his own deceptive narrative, thinly veiled, and not owned.  

Would a sports journalist be need a 'safe space'  if the conclusion is that he did not "man up" here?


Anonymous said...

Sorry for off Topic: Re: Aaron Hernandez--No suicide note left has now changed into 3 suicide notes left "lined up next to a Bible". 2 roommates have turned into they dont seem to be present in cell when guards come by and find Hernandez hanging from a bed sheet at 3 am.

Anyone else find the sudden introduction of 3 suicide notes suspicious?

Statement Analysis Blog said...

No apologies for OT news stories. We have a long history of them.

Do you have a link? I'd enjoy seeing a statement from one of those who make this claim.


General P. Malaise said...

“Bad tweet by me. Terrible tweet.

on it's own it sounds like a Trump tweet format. Is Trump affecting them (Trump haters) to that degree?

This is a great read. Thanks Peter

Statement Analysis Blog said...

I intend to do some articles on POTUS language. It is unusual, to say the least, and we must always discern between deception and one who changes his mind. It is in intent that we find deception.

Next, we have the deceptive language of negotiations to counter.

It is complex but we have at least 4 years for lots of sample and we should be able to discern a baseline in POTUS tweets, as the sample is quite high.


LC said...

Another example of how biased media reporting will publicize ANYTHING this President does or says...
Refuting the original message falls on deaf ears, once it has been presented.
Media is a powerful dissenting political party.

General P. Malaise said...

I don't mean to imply that Trump style tweet is deceptive. Just that the journolist seemed to mimic the style.

Anonymous said...

Hi Peter, Here is the link to Hernandez story, the earlier story today highlighted the fact that originally it had been said that there was no suicide note found.

Now they are saying 3 handwritten suicide notes next to a bible. 2 roommates are not in the cell for some reason when Hernandez was discovered by guards hanging from sheet at 3:03 am.

The time has been changed now from 3:00 am to 3:03 am.
A lot of 3's that's for sure!

Anonymous said...

Re: Souza Baronowski prison....20 yrs ago a kid I went to high school with did 5 yrs in MCI Walpole MA prison starting at age 18 yrs old...that is a max security prison near I believe the Souza Baronowski prison. He said one of the things he hated most was the guards would lock the cell block at night but not the individual cells bc they wanted the prisoners to attack each other. He really wanted them to lock his cell at night, but often they would not. That, along with all the 3's make me wonder what really happened to Hernandez.

Melody said...

I am not convinced that the 'hot chocolate' woman was actually Harassed by O'Reilly. She could 'tell' that he was leering at her from behind,
Maybe not in this particular case, but promoting an agenda & getting on the bandwagon to oust a public or controversial figure can cause someone to misconstrue a complimentary remark as a demeaning one.
I am Woman; Hear me Roar.


Pathetic! The attempts to portray Trump as less, no matter what it is, are pathetic. Why does this continue? Trump is President. The media is still playing their deceitful games. Except now it's so obvious they try to mislead, it can no longer be played as otherwise.

Enough. Let Trump do his job. Judge him on his actions. Stop trying to mislead and deceive.

I doubt anything will change. Seeing the blatant lies has come to be expected. Shameful


To Anonymous 1:04pm

Re: Souza Baronowski prison is in Shirley Mass. The prison - MCI is in Walpole. They are not close to each other. At least an hour and a half away. Both do house murderers.

As to Hernandez, they are reporting now that there were 3 suicide notes. 2 to his family and 1 to his prison boyfriend. The prison boyfriend is now on suicide watch. Also, they are reporting that Odin Lloyd knew Hernandez was bisexual and had a boyfriend in High School and he didn't want that to get out. I dunno.. the stories leaking out seem to be getting more and more bizarre.

Anonymous said...

Boston Lady,

Thanks for the info. One of my friends was actually dating the guy and I went with her to visit him in prison but it was almost 20 yrs ago and I am not very familiar with that part of the state. I don't see how the prisons being separated by an hour and a half distance changes what I am saying, that the guy I knew who served 5 yrs (and I also had many conversations with him after he was released) told me and my friend in the visiting room (where you have to sit side by side, and you have to look straight ahead and cannot sit across from the prisoner, so it makes it hard to talk) that the guards were throwing him and others into solitary for a month at a time for doing nothing (and back then it was a completely dark room) and the guards were also often locking only the cell block but leaving the cell doors unlocked at night because they wanted prisoners to kill other prisoners. I know he is telling the truth about this. The guy was definitely a juvenile delinquent, but he was not a liar. What I am reporting is an inside perspective on a max security prison in MA. The guards do very messed up stuff. This guy was actually traumatized from prison for like a year, although I will say he never got in trouble again. His eyes changed so much from being in that prison though, they turned black and haunted.
I don't believe for a second that Hernandez left 3 notes, nor do I believe he left one for his prison boyfriend?!?! Even if he had a prison boyfriend, do you really believe the connection was that deep? He was apparently on the phone till 8 pm with his fiancee the night he died.
Having known someone who did 5 years in a MA maximum security prison, I would not doubt foul play for a second encouraged by the guards. That is the environment in those prisons. I can imagine other prisoners hating the fact that Hernandez had the money to pay for lawyers who were getting him out of these murder charges while some of the other guys are in there for life sentences. That might have triggered it actually--anger from other prisoners at Hernanadez getting off of the murder charges from that one case.
Plus, where were Hernandez's two cellmates? Yes, these guys do have cell mates and they are not allowed to leave obviously so where were they?

Anonymous said...

Plus, they are saying he hung himself by tying a bedsheet to the window? How could he have done that?? How does one tie something to a window, and there would not have been a hook or anything sturdy sticking out from the top of the window or anywhere else because they are VERY vigilant about keeping anything away from the prisoners that could be formed into a weapon. The guy I knew who was in Walpole was a good artist and he was only allowed to use crayons after they confiscated the needle he was using to put tattoos all over himself using homemade ink made out of food--I forget what he said if it was milk mixed with something else he used to make the ink, but it was just a small needle, but he ended up with only crayons. There is no way in hell that they would allow anything sturdy enough to hold up hundreds of pounds jutting out of a window around those guys. It makes no sense he could have managed to do that.
I will say that I did think that Hernandez's reaction to being found innocent seemed to be a false kind of joy, but I figured that was because he still had the charges from the other case, but now they are saying that that guilty verdict probably would have been overturned, so it is all very strange why he would have done that, plus they say he was in a great mood the last couple weeks of his trial, laughing and blowing kisses.

Anonymous said...

You would have to believe what the guards are saying and how can you? I know I can't after the guy I knew said that often the guards would lock the cell block but not the individual cell doors at night to try to get the prisoners to attack/kill each other. I am of the opinion that guards who work in max security prisons, although there are some good/honest ones are of the most part not nice people or why would they want to be in that environment all the time? Some are good and feel a calling to do that kind of work, but most are crazier than some of the prisoners. You have to believe the guards with all their 3's to believe this story about Hernandez.

Anonymous said...

I don't know, maybe he did kill himself but seriously how could he have done it? If he found a way to do it, why haven't other prisoners killed themselves like that? He weighs so much too right? I don't makes no sense, and prisoners are now saying he smoked synthetic marijuana the night he died. Do the prisoners get to choose what kind of marijuana they want to smoke? The prisoners saw him smoking pot but did not see him killing himself?? And then people came and took his brain??

Statement Analysis Blog said...


the "hot chocolate" is likely nonsense. I don't believe this is behind his firing, only the last straw.

There is a good article in American Thinker that states hope that O'R will take careful thought of his behavior. He was a target of leftists who hold no moral connection to truth, and he showed some boorish behavior.

Look at the reaction to "James Brown" humor. He apologized for it, playing right into the hands of leftists.

They were not able to shoot the message down, so they went for the messenger and I think O'R gave them huge target.


Statement Analysis Blog said...

No problem, General, re POTUS Tweets.

The deception I will be looking for is just that: not erratic negotiations which go from left to right, up to down, repeatedly, but actual signals of saying one thing while planning another. This is something I will cover.


Anonymous said...

His email is stallman[at]nytimes[dot]com

Tania Cadogan said...

In a surprising twist, Aaron Hernandez’s apparent suicide this week could protect his estate and remaining financial assets from civil lawsuits – including the one filed by the family of his murder victim, Odin Lloyd – according to legal experts.

At the time of his death, Hernandez’s legal team was appealing his 2015 conviction for Lloyd’s murder. The former New England Patriots star was serving life in prison without the possibility of parole. With the appeal left unresolved, the ruling against Hernandez will likely be vacated due to a legal tenant called “abatement ab initio,” or “from the beginning.”

Under Massachusetts law, the death of a defendant prior to the conclusion of his appeal renders the initial ruling void, according to Michael McCann, a Sports Illustrated legal expert and law professor at the University of New Hampshire. The lack of a guilty verdict on Hernandez’s record would complicate any attempt to secure a financial payout from his estate in civil court.

“Hernandez’s suicide doesn’t end the possibility of civil liability, but it may make it harder to obtain,” McCann told FOX Business.

CNN said...

CNN reports that Hernandez was upset with his cell mate's choice of curtains.

Chris said...

It was my understanding that Hernandez had appeals available to him for the Odin Lloyd conviction, but nothing had been Filed in the process yet. Attorney Baez was hoping to get hired for the first appeal to overturn the conviction. If it is true that Hernandez qualified for abatement ab initio - wouldn't Every convicted murderer who died in prison pending any appeals, die an innocent man?
I also read that Hernandez was in a single cell with no roommates. There are photos of his cell online.

Anonymous said...

Jason Stallman caught with his pants down exposing his shriveled ethics. Poster child for the dirty NY Times.