News Priorities

Josh Marshall passes on an amusing observation from reader DK:

Number of reporters contributing to Friday’s front page New York Times story on the JonBenet Ramsey case: 13

Number of reporters contributing to Friday’s front page New York Times story on the federal court ruling that the NSA warrantless wiretapping program is unconstitutional: 2

Amusing if unsurprising.

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  1. Blogniscient says:

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  2. as news. Covering it with the kind of resources normally dedicated to a major war or presidential campaign is a ridiculous mis-allocation of increasingly scarce reporting resources, and that makes it a huge disservice to readers and viewers. (HT: James Joyner) Cross posted at On Tap.

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  5. Jon Swift says:

    Is Judge Anna Diggs Taylor Trying To Free Jon Bene…

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  6. Bithead says:

    News priorities?
    Or is it possibly, the recognition that the NSA wiretap case is going absolutely nowhere once it hits the appeals courts? I suspect that at least part of the reason for the silence on that particular story is a desire to minimize the damage that that story will eventually cause the democrats, once it gets overturned again.