AM New York Uses Link Popularity As News Source

A few days after the first Presidential debate, there were accusations from both sides claiming Bush and Jerry "cheated" during the debate.

There was talk of Bush being fed answers through an ear piece and Kerry using a cheat sheet. New York paper AM New York ran a front page story yesterday about the issue and cited Google searches, "Bush and bulge (in jacket" and Kerry and cheat sheet" yielding many searches as an indicator of the accusation's validity. Journalistically, there's a difference between many people saying something happened and many people searching to see if something actually did happen.

by Steve Hall    Oct-12-04   Click to Comment   
  

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