MEDIA VS. BLOGOSPHERE
The blogosphere’s news judgment is evident on Blogdex and it’s not the news judgment you’ll see on major news sites. On Blogdex right now, the top two stories are about Iran. Elsewhere (on the BBC or on Google News, for example), you won’t find Iran on the front page.
Blogdex reflects the news judgment of the audience. It reflects the news the audience cares about. The two should not disagree. But they do.
As I noted in his comments section, though, it strikes me as quite plausible that the audiences are different? People who maintain weblogs and comment on the news–let alone foreign policy news–are almost certainly interested in different things than those who simply watch the news.