BTW, "tea party" coverage pretty much matched interest level

Blog ››› ››› ERIC BOEHLERT

Conservatives bitched and moaned last week about how the press didn't give the events enough coverage; about how the liberal media were out of touch with mainstream Americans. But according to the latest survey from the Pew Research Center, that allegation doesn't fly.

As it does every week, Pew determined which news stories garnered the most interest among news consumers and compared it to how much coverage those events received. For the "tea parties," the amount of top interest and the amount of coverage was pretty much dead-on.

Pew found that nine percent of American paid the most attention to the "tea party" story last week, while seven percent of last week's news coverage was devoted to the "tea parties."

BTW, nearly four times as many Americans last week were interested in the breaking pirate story than cared about the "tea parties."

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