Have you noticed that lisp programmers have taken over the formatting of the dummy-notes on MSNBC?
First, what are dummy notes. Dummy notes are those phrases that show up near the bottom of the screen that summarize, in a word or two, what the person on the screen just said. What I’ve noticed is that the dummy notes are now preceded with a single quote. So, somewhere there is a list of dummy notes, with a producer or someone constantly adding to the bottom of the list, and some other producer or somebody, or a piece of software, selecting items off the top of the list and putting that item on the screen.
And, at present, the items come through with the apostrophe attached to the beginning of the item. This strongly argues that the computer programming language, lisp, which is a list processing language that uses this format, is at work here. Indeed, it suggests that this entire thing is being done in emacs.