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U.S. Media Outstrips U.K. in Royal Wedding Coverage

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Posted on Apr 25, 2011
AP / Alastair Grant

Britain’s Prince William, center, his soon-to-be-wife Kate Middleton and brother Prince Harry watch a rugby match at Twickenham Stadium in London in 2007.

Well, this is embarrassing: According to The Nielsen Co., the U.S. news media have outdone their U.K. counterparts in terms of covering the upcoming nuptials of Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton—and not by a small margin, either.  —KA

Nielsen Wire:

Since the couple’s November 2010 engagement, there have been thousands of news posts about the Royal Wedding and its participants by U.S. news outlets, accounting for more than .3% of all news coverage immediately following the engagement and a steady stream of articles since. This share of news coverage from traditional media sources is considerably higher than in the U.K. and Australia. Given the varied number of news outlets, the share of news coverage is the best metric for comparison among the three markets; the share of news coverage by U.S. news outlets is more than twice that in the United Kingdom and Australia at the most recent measurement on April 3.

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By katsteevns, May 1, 2011 at 4:53 am Link to this comment

All the attention this wedding is getting equals:

“Gee, Diana, we are sorry we didn’t make the effort to find your killers but we hope you will forgive us.”

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By TDoff, April 28, 2011 at 5:08 pm Link to this comment

FAUX plans to compete with the royal nuptials by screening the adoring documentary they filmed of Laura kneeling at ‘W’s’ feet, plucking the toe jam from between his toes, to celebrate the SCOTUS fix in the first election.
It should be interesting to compare the ratings.

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By TDoff, April 28, 2011 at 5:01 pm Link to this comment

The US did not ‘far outstrip’ the UK in royal nuptial coverage. Since BBC has the exclusive rights to closed-circuit televise the consummation of the marriage from the royal bedding chamber, they certainly consider that they will have far outstripped the pitiful colonies.

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By drbhelthi, April 28, 2011 at 9:49 am Link to this comment

MackTN, speaking of “The Obama Birth Certificate,”

I saw a video of a careful analysis of what was published.  The CIA
did a much better job on this one, than the first one.  However, when
one considers that the CIA and U.S. Treasury did 200 falsified family
histories and passports for the initial 200 NAZI scientists sneaked
into the US via Operation Paper Clip in 1945, and 1,800 more thru
1952, they have had a lot of experience. Not to overlook the over
twenty SSA cards issued to him, all from dead men.

Master Obama´s trip to Hawaii a few weeks ago produced results !!! 
However, fraudulent, equal to his performances in all areas.
Nevertheless, his loving, old Grandma said he was born in Kenya. Now,
who knows a loving, old Grandma who lies about the birth of a
grandchild ?  And the video of him and his wife, when she said, “- -
when we visited Barack´s home country - .”

Now that FOX “news” has adjudicated the issue to be moot - - - .

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By mantolama, April 28, 2011 at 7:33 am Link to this comment
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ere, we have an option.  It’s called the clicker in my house, the remote.  Or the on/Off switch.

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By kerryrose, April 28, 2011 at 3:39 am Link to this comment

Who’s surprised?

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By mackTN, April 27, 2011 at 8:20 pm Link to this comment

Our wonderful media doesn’t have time to report on Bradley Manning or Abu Jamal
or bank crimes because they have to devote resources to covering the wedding of
two boring people and a wedding dress.  Obama’s birth certificate makes news
but not the worsening plight of the unemployed.  We are effin doomed.I have
saved so much money since dumping my cable subscription four years ago—
internet and Netflix.

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By PatrickHenry, April 27, 2011 at 3:17 pm Link to this comment

Its safer than going to the numerous hot-spots where the U.S. is pissing money away, killing innocents and poisoning the enviroment.

Who wants to report on that depressing shit?

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By Tim, April 27, 2011 at 12:01 pm Link to this comment
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Could it be that we just have a greater portion of daft wankers who gain more
pleasure worrying about petty nonsense. Or an equally to greater daftifying media
concentrating on persuading us that petty nonsense matters more than multiple
wars, unemployment, and unregulated financial devices of mass destruction, to
name a few.

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By drbhelthi, April 27, 2011 at 8:09 am Link to this comment

Right.
Simply additional evidence of the source of authority that is exercised on
alleged U.S.Authority and U.S. media.

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By berniem, April 27, 2011 at 7:51 am Link to this comment

This would be a perfect time for British students to hit the streets!

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By Inherit The Wind, April 26, 2011 at 4:44 am Link to this comment

Is somebody getting married????

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