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You know it’s a slow news week when there’s this much baseball–and soccer!–showing up in the US mainstream media:
This week was the week of stories that could have been:
This week, Mike Huckabee’s announcement that he’s not running for president just barely beat out Jorge Posada’s hitting slump and Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s sexual exploits for top story:
This week’s word cloud looks a little strange:
This week, we saw a big shift in coverage in the mainstream media from the Easter holiday and the NBA and NHL playoffs last week to the beatification of Pope John Paul, Donald Trump, and the Sony Playstation network attack:
This week, a curious finding: Democrats fall out of the cloud for the MSM even though Republicans are still covered in both the MSM and political blogs:
The most obvious finding from this week’s word cloud is the disparity in coverage of Geraldine Ferraro’s death in political blogs vs. the MSM.
Libya and the Japan nuclear disaster are again the dominant stories this week, without much new joining them.
The Japan earthquake dominated coverage this week, pushing the other big story, Libya, almost completely out of the cloud: Even Charlie Sheen gets pre-empted by events in Japan. Here’s how this week compared to last week in the MSM: The … Continue reading