Introducing our metric: The Google News Ratio

The support for the allegation that John McCain has had an affair with a lobbyist is vanishingly small.  Yet there are 1,201 entries on Google News for the strong ” ‘John McCain’ affair lobbyist.”  On Google itself, that same string returns 1,010,000 hits.

That’s quite a lot.

So that seems an acceptable benchmark for a comparison as to whether a story’s been under reported.  If you have another metric, feel free to shout it out in the comments.

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