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Monday, July 17, 2006

We want cussing and hooters! 

Pity the poor news editor. The editor must look at all of the stories available in the news area, and decide which is important.

If this news editor works for Yahoo, then he/she also gets feedback from Yahoo's users themselves, since Yahoo records which stories are "Most Popular."

Here's what The Powers That Be listed as Top Stories at news.yahoo.com:

Olmert sets conditions for end to fighting AP - 35 minutes ago
Space shuttle Discovery lands safely AP - 53 minutes ago
Ship to evacuate Americans from Lebanon AP - 1 hour, 26 minutes ago
G-8 leaders consider Mideast peacekeepers AP - 1 hour, 42 minutes ago
Oil prices fall amid violence in Mideast AP - 2 hours, 39 minutes ago

Here are the Most Popular stories:

Bush curses Hezbollah during G-8 luncheon AP - Mon Jul 17, 9:49 AM ET
Hooters chairman Brooks found dead AP - Sun Jul 16, 10:20 PM ET
Australians upset over loud Manilow music AP - 2 hours, 40 minutes ago
Death toll in Indonesia tsunami at 86 AP - 30 minutes ago
Unplugged Bush, Blair speak frankly on Mideast, G8 Reuters - 1 hour, 4 minutes ago

The list is entirely different.

So what should happen? Should the MSM react by emphasizing stories about cussing Presidents, loud Manilow music, and dead guys who named their companies after owls?

From the Ontario Empoblog (Latest OVVA news here)

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