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A Day In The Life Of Our Watchdog Media

Sometimes you just have to stand back and wonder what the priorities are for our "watchdog media."

From ABC News' RSS feed:

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ABC News: Top Stories

1. Bush Says N. Korea Nuclear Test a Threat
President Bush Says Reported N. Korea Nuclear Test Threatens Global Peace, Security
Mon, Oct 9, 2006 10:55 AM

2. Airbus CEO Said to Resign
People Familiar With Decision Say EADS Accepts Resignation of Airbus CEO, Names Successor
Mon, Oct 9, 2006 10:48 AM

3. Beginning of the End of the SAT?
Some Colleges Drop SAT Requirement for Applicants, Saying the Test Doesn't Accurately Measure Capability
Mon, Oct 9, 2006 10:31 AM

4. R.I. Pumpkin May Be Largest Ever
Rhode Island Farmer Grows Giant Pumpkin That Could Be Largest Ever at 1,502 Pounds
Mon, Oct 9, 2006 10:15 AM

5. What Robin Williams Would Do If He Was President
Actor Takes on Honesty in Politics in Latest Film
Mon, Oct 9, 2006 10:08 AM

6. What Robin Williams Would Do If He Was President
Actor Takes on Honesty in Politics in Latest Film
Mon, Oct 9, 2006 10:08 AM

7. What Robin Williams Would Do If He Was President
Actor Takes on Honesty in Politics in Latest Film
Mon, Oct 9, 2006 10:08 AM

8. MySpace to Host Concerts for Sudan Aid
MySpace Will Host 20 Concerts Featuring Its Bands to Raise Awareness and Money for Sudan
Mon, Oct 9, 2006 9:49 AM

9. Mom Reportedly Hurls Baby at Boyfriend
Prosecutor Says Pa. Mom Used 4-Week-Old Baby to Beat Boyfriend; Child Critically Injured
Mon, Oct 9, 2006 9:23 AM

10. North Korea Says Nuclear Test Successful
North Korea Says It Has Performed Nuclear Weapons Test, Calls Exercise a 'Great Leap Forward'
Mon, Oct 9, 2006 9:01 AM

11. Stewart Dispels Rumor of White House Run
Jon Stewart Snuffs Rumor He and Stephen Colbert Are Running for White House, Despite T-Shirts
Mon, Oct 9, 2006 8:44 AM

12. Bill Gates In Nigeria To Battle AIDS
Bill Gates Meets Nigerian President for Talks on AIDS, Humanitarian Issues
Mon, Oct 9, 2006 8:40 AM

13. Report: GOP Lawmaker Warned Foley in '00
Report: GOP Lawmaker Warned Former Rep. Mark Foley About His Conduct As Early As 2000
Mon, Oct 9, 2006 8:13 AM

14. Report: Rep. Confronted Foley in 2000
Rep. Jim Kolbe of Arizona Reportedly Confronted Foley on Web Chats With Pages As Early As 2000
Mon, Oct 9, 2006 8:03 AM

15. Cards Advance to Face Mets in NLCS
Cardinals Top Padres to Win Division Series and Face Mets in NL Championship Series
Mon, Oct 9, 2006 7:48 AM

16. Ariz. Pair Resigns Pot Church Leadership
Arizona Couple Facing Federal Charges Steps Down As Leaders of Marijuana-Using Church
Mon, Oct 9, 2006 7:44 AM

17. Police Search for Missing UVM Student
Police Search for Missing University of Vermont Student Not Seen Since Late Friday Night
Mon, Oct 9, 2006 7:34 AM

18. Lettuce Recalled Over E. Coli Concerns
Lettuce From California's Salinas Valley Recalled Over E. Coli Concerns; None Found So Far
Mon, Oct 9, 2006 7:17 AM

19. Iraqi Vice President's Brother Killed
Iraqi Vice President's Brother Killed; at Least 350 Police Poisoned; 11 Iraqi Troops Kidnapped
Mon, Oct 9, 2006 6:56 AM

20. Excerpt: "Why Do Men Fall Asleep After Sex?"
First They Explained Why Men Have Nipples, Now They're Tackling More Questions
Mon, Oct 9, 2006 6:37 AM

21. Econ Edge: The Economic Week
Thursday's Trade Balance Report Leads This Week's Economic News
Mon, Oct 9, 2006 6:36 AM

22. At Work, Keep Your Cyber Searches Safe
Keep In Mind — Your Boss Can Read All Your E-Mails
Mon, Oct 9, 2006 6:35 AM

23. Report: Women Who Killed Kids Form Bond
2 Texas Women Who Killed Their Children Reportedly Form Friendship in Psychiatric Hospital
Mon, Oct 9, 2006 5:28 AM

24. North Korea Says Nuclear Test Successful
North Korea Says It Has Performed Nuclear Weapons Test, Calls Exercise a 'Great Leap Forward'
Mon, Oct 9, 2006 4:44 AM

25. 'Second Life' 3-D Digital World Grows
Creator of 'Second Life' Predicts Furtehr Growth for His Fruitful 3-D Digital World
Sun, Oct 8, 2006 11:35 PM

26. Pitt, Jolie Mobbed During Rickshaw Ride
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, in India on Film Shoot, Take 5-Year-Old Son for Rickshaw Ride
Sun, Oct 8, 2006 11:14 PM

27. Fishermen Catch Crocodile in Rio Grande
Mexican Fishermen Catch 7.5-Foot Crocodile in River Dividing Part of Mexico and United States
Sun, Oct 8, 2006 10:04 PM

28. Marine Takes Bids on New Name
Marine Sergeant Looking to Raise Money Auctions Naming Rights for Himself
Sun, Oct 8, 2006 9:54 PM

29. Sex and Scandal: Foley Case Jolts GOP
L.A. Times Anonymously Quotes Ex-Page Saying He Had Sex With Foley, Says Affair Took Place When He Was 21
Sun, Oct 8, 2006 9:21 PM

30. Indie Bookstores Fight Chains, Internet
Through Innovative Thinking, Independent Bookstores Fight Big Chains and Internet Competition
Sun, Oct 8, 2006 6:46 PM

31. Archaeologists Find 18th-Century Store
Archaeologists Discover Remains of 18th-Century N.Y. Frontier Store That Sold Alcohol, Tobacco
Sun, Oct 8, 2006 2:25 AM

32. 'Star Trek' Ship Fetches Over $500,000
Starship Enterprise Model From 'Star Trek: the Next Generation' Sold for $576,000 at Auction
Sun, Oct 8, 2006 2:19 AM

33. Minor Quake Strikes Near Mount Rainier
Minor Earthquake Rattles Homes East of Mount Rainier; No Injuries or Damage Reported
Sun, Oct 8, 2006 1:32 AM

34. Thai Snake Charmer Puckers Up to Cobras
Thai Snake Charmer Puckers Up to 19 Poisonous King Cobras for World Record Attempt
Sat, Oct 7, 2006 8:47 PM

35. Texas Governor's Race Gets Kinky
Performer Says He Is an 'Equal Opportunity Offender'
Sat, Oct 7, 2006 10:43 AM

36. Cutting School Snacks Could Curb Childhood Obesity
Experts React to Clinton Initiative Regarding the Sale of Snacks in Schools
Sat, Oct 7, 2006 10:19 AM

37. Sports Fan Names Newborn Son ESPN
Mississippi Father Names Newborn Son ESPN; Mother Stands by Promise to Allow the Moniker
Sat, Oct 7, 2006 9:18 AM

38. Q&A With George Stephanopoulos on Foley Fallout
Republicans Try to Close Ranks to Minimize Damage From the Scandal
Fri, Oct 6, 2006 7:48 PM

39. Group Plans to Liquidate Tower Records
Judge Approves Sale of Tower Records to Group That Plans to Liquidate the Music Retailer
Fri, Oct 6, 2006 7:20 PM

40. 'Shortbus' on Mainstream Route to Explicit Sex
Bump-free Ride (So Far) for Film That Pushes the Limits
Fri, Oct 6, 2006 5:30 PM

41. 'Shortbus' on Mainstream Route to Explicit Sex
Bump-free Ride (So Far) for Film That Pushes the Limits
Fri, Oct 6, 2006 5:30 PM

42. The Last Days of Stock Traders?
The New York Stock Exchange Begins a New Electronic Trading System Today
Fri, Oct 6, 2006 4:10 PM

43. Cola Causes Bone Loss
Study: Scientists Link Cola Consumption to Osteoporosis Risk in Women over 60
Fri, Oct 6, 2006 3:21 PM

44. Columbia Hockey's Suspension Reduced
Issues of Free Speech Over Distribution of "Controversial" Flyers Leads to Minor Punishment
Fri, Oct 6, 2006 12:27 PM

45. Judge Orders Barry Bonds' Trainer Freed
Bonds' Trainer Freed From Prison After Legal 'Snafu'
Fri, Oct 6, 2006 11:25 AM

46. Ask Geek Logik: Will We Get Divorced?
Author Uses Math to Solve Life's Tough Problems
Thu, Oct 5, 2006 8:27 PM

47. Ask Geek Logik: Should I Get Married?
Author Uses Math to Solve Life's Tough Problems
Thu, Oct 5, 2006 8:15 PM

48. Georgia Basketball No Stranger to Academic Scandal
After Resigning, Harrick Announces Retirement
Thu, Oct 5, 2006 4:44 PM

49. University to Accept Some Athletes That Don't Meet Academic Bar
University President: UGA to Accept Some Athletes Who Don't Meet Requirements
Thu, Oct 5, 2006 3:54 PM

50. An ATM for God
Company Develops 'Giving Kiosk' That Lets Congregants Use Plastic to Give
Wed, Oct 4, 2006 7:14 PM

51. Airlines Struggle to Handle Baggage
Airlines Struggle to Handle Baggage As the Number of Bags Lost or Delayed Rises
Wed, Oct 4, 2006 6:44 PM

52. Coups Are Bad, but for Thailand, This Takeover May Be Good
Thai Coup May Aid Conflict Resolution With Muslims in the South
Thu, Sep 28, 2006 1:50 PM

53. Flight's Engine Fails, Pilots Continue Flying
Critics Believe Economic Concerns May Have Prompted Flight to Go On
Sun, Sep 24, 2006 10:49 AM

54. Finding the Best Fall Foliage
First Foliage Report Says Rainfall Will Brighten Colors
Fri, Sep 15, 2006 4:54 PM

55. How Important Are Computers in Your Life? E-Mail Us
Send Us Your Video…Extend the Reach of ABC News' Reporting by Sharing Your Observations

And this isn't an unusual line up. This is more or less what they put up every day.

But, gosh, what would Robin Williams do if he was [sic] President?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, October 9th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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