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  •  "massive political media coverage" (4+ / 0-)
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    commonmass, grimjc, bnasley, Setsuna Mudo

    Really? How do you define massive?

    With every goddess a let down, every idol a bring down, it gets you down / but the search for perfection, your own predilection, goes on and on and on. . .

    by cardinal on Thu Dec 15, 2011 at 11:58:57 AM PST

    •  Well, (0+ / 0-)

      googling "No Labels" and "Nonpartisan" to weed out non political topics, yields 124,000 results.

      •  i googled "no lapels" and got 6.8mil (2+ / 0-)
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        Setsuna Mudo, wu ming
      •  That doesn't tell us (1+ / 0-)
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        wu ming

        much regarding the question of "political media coverage." Granted, it's tough to answer definitively without access to something like the Project for Excellence in Journalism's comprehensive old- and new-media news index. But a Google News search -- which contains nearly all mainstream outlets (including insider mags like The Hill and Politico), but misses many blogs -- shows only 210 results for "no labels" since January of 2010, with at least several dozen being false hits, and others being cross-linked redundant pieces.

        Lexis-Nexis tells a mixed story -- I suppose "massive" is in the eye of the beholder. But here are the number of mentions since January of 2010 of "no labels" and either "non-partisan" or "party".

        All major US newspapers:

             The Washington Post (18)
              The Washington Times (13)
              The Christian Science Monitor (12)
              St. Petersburg Times (8)
              The New York Times (7)
              USA Today (6)
              Daily News (New York) (3)
              Los Angeles Times (most recent 6 months) (3)
                 All others (0)

        Broadcast transcripts:

             MSNBC (39)
              CNN Transcripts (34)
              National Public Radio (NPR) (7)
              CBS News Transcripts (5)
              Fox News Network (5)
              NBC News (4)
              Bloomberg: TV (2)
              CNBC/Dow Jones Business Video (2)
              The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer (2)
              ABC News Transcripts (1)

        The cable numbers can be exaggerated because they typically run a story several times during a given day. I still don't think any of this is "massive" -- but perhaps it's more than I would have guessed.

        With every goddess a let down, every idol a bring down, it gets you down / but the search for perfection, your own predilection, goes on and on and on. . .

        by cardinal on Thu Dec 15, 2011 at 12:47:20 PM PST

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