Ranking the News

Earlier this week John Hawkins posted his top twenty stories of 2006. What I found interesting is how many of the stories he ranked quite high, such as the immigration debate and the discovery of chemical weapons in Iraq, received much less attention in the media than some of the other news stories on the list such as the Mark Foley scandal and Dick Cheney’s hunting accident. Read the list and then consider how much play the various stories received, not only in traditional news outlets, but also in entertainment and other media such as from the late night comics. Which stories would you, Wizbang readers, rank as the top five or ten of 2006?

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