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Boston.com commenters reaction to Whitey's arrest

Posted by Joe Allen-Black  June 23, 2011 02:13 PM

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Boston.com commenters were quick to weigh in on the news of James "Whitey" Bulger's arrest in Santa Monica on Wednesday night. Reactions included a sense of relief, conspiracy theories about what the FBI knew and when, and the power of daytime television watchers to finally tip off authorities to the gangster's location.

Below is look at the comments using a program called Wordle. Words that are used more often are larger in size. We have edited out comments that didn't relate to Whitey's arrest. We also removed articles and conjunctions, such as a, the, and but. And, yes, we also got a few cuss words.

What was your reaction to Whitey's arrest? What do you think about the reaction from commenters in the graphic below?

Wordle: Reaction to Whitey Bulger's arrest

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