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Among Top News Stories,
a War Is Missing

New York Times, by Brian Stelter

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/31/2012 2:38:20 AM

Look closely at the end-of-the-year lists of 2012’s top news stories. What’s missing? The 11-year-old war in Afghanistan and American-led counterterrorism efforts around the world. The Pew Research Center’s weekly polling on the public’s interest in news stories showed such a low level of interest that the overseas conflicts didn’t make the organization’s list of the year’s top 15 stories. Nor did the Afghan war come up often when The Associated Press conducted its annual poll of editors and news directors in the United States. The only overseas stories voted to be the year’s top news stories

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: birddog, 12/31/2012 2:54:28 AM     (No. 9090861)

Is this because there was no News Egg? or no Chicken? The clue of the "Rooster That didn´t Crow.."


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/31/2012 4:22:33 AM     (No. 9090882)

Just goes to prove that the WH Pravda press hordes are truly the drive-by media which strives to enlighten the masses on all the lies fit to print.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/31/2012 4:36:25 AM     (No. 9090889)

The media figures Obama got stuck with this war from Bush,so they really don´t want to connect him to whatever goes wrong.

Just imagine Bush still being president and military suicides were through the roof.It would be the first thing you saw in the news everyday.Of course we never see troop deaths on the scroll anymore.All that was done to make people hate Bush´s wars.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/31/2012 6:52:06 AM     (No. 9090956)

The most appropriate name for such a phenomena is, ´Media Manipulation.´

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jinx, 12/31/2012 6:57:59 AM     (No. 9090962)

Ditto all of the above. We are only "interested" in what the MSM wants us to be interested in. This is now Obama´s War and so they don´t want to talk about it. As long as they could beat Pres. Bush over the head with it, it was fair game.They tried to squelch Benghazi and the Fast and Furious scandals but FOX held on; otherwise, we would not know a thing about either one.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 12/31/2012 7:31:44 AM     (No. 9091001)

Never any war news during a ´Rat administration.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Nimby, 12/31/2012 7:44:28 AM     (No. 9091021)

When you put your head under the sand there will be no stinking world either

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Reply 8 - Posted by: civilservant, 12/31/2012 8:30:45 AM     (No. 9091087)

Nor are there stories about the ´homeless´.....

Democrats delenda est.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 12/31/2012 10:28:54 AM     (No. 9091349)

I never read the NYT so the war is on my list.

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