Thursday, June 22, 2006

[Trends]

What the Media's Covering.

Two months ago, I started checking Google News for various words and word combinations to see what was getting coverage in the press. This has very little to do with objective reality, but is a fascinating index of what's hot and what's not. I'll continue to update this over the coming months as we come in on the election.

Here's an update of interesting findings.
_________________________ 4/21______5/25______6/22
Bush + lying
____________4,330 ____4,340 ____4,330
Bush + illegal
__________16,000____40,500 ___17,800
Iraq
___________________150,000___129,000 __158,000
"Gas Prices"
____________39,300____71,300 ____4,340
"Global warming"
_________8,990____10,700 ___12,000
Immigration
_____________75,900____67,900 ___53,000
"health care"
___________60,900____86,300 ___44,200
Hillary Clinton__________2,810_____3,310 ____4,310
John Kerry_______________5,680_____6,010 ____8,840
Al Gore
__________________2,700*____3,830 ____5,990
_____________
*5/12/06
That's it--more next month

1 comment:

iggi said...

lol, you must be skewing the results set:
http://www.google.com/trends?q=bush+lies