Just a quickie during lunchtime. I decided to take a look at the level of coverage various stories get on popular News websites. Today we’ll pit the Madonna Adoption against the Military Commissions Act.
CNN – www.CNN.com
The term Madonna Adoption brings up this:
Next, a search for the term Military Commissions Act returns this:
That’s two (2) results. That’s right, an act that, “makes possible the permanent detention and torture (as defined by the Geneva Conventions) of anyone – including American citizens – based solely on the decision of the President.”
Surely this is an anomaly, Fox News is supposed to be Fair and Balanced, surely they’ll have more coverage of the Military Commissions Act than this.
The same search using the terms, Madonna Adoption returned this at the FoxNews website (www.foxnews.com)
Six Hundred and Sixty (660) results. Somewhat more what we’d expect for a web search.
Now, the term Military Commissions Act…
One hundred and fifteen (115) results. Significantly more than CNN, but still only 17.5% or just over 1/6th of the coverage that Mad gets. Well I guess now we know what’s really important, or at least what the Mainstream “News” Media feels the American Public should be concerned with and it’s not the signing away of their Civil Liberties, not by a long shot.