Friday, May 14, 2004

Andrew Sullivan and Glenn Reynolds think the media is out of touch with the American people. They claim that the American people are far more interested in the Neck Berg affair than in the Abu Ghraib scandal, and while the papers are full of Iraqi-abuse related stories, the Berg decapitation is no longer front page material.

To support this, they cite the top 10 internet searches:

nick berg video
nick berg
berg beheading
beheading video
nick berg beheading video
nick berg beheading
berg video
berg beheading video
"nick berg"
video nick berg

Uhh, here's the thing guys. Look at the search queries. The people who are making the above searches are not interested in information about the Berg affair. They are not, much as you'd like to believe, outraged Americans who are interested in Instapundit commentary. Whats a word that appears in nearly all of the above searches? "video." They want to watch the snuff film. They're interested in seeing the grotesque decapitation on tape.

Hardly a sign that the media is out of touch with the people.


At 9:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree with you, for once.


At 9:17 PM, Blogger alex said...

yay :)


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