The BBC: Hot...and Bothered Today's curious convergence of events: in the same week that BBC employees in London staged a one-day strikeover job cutb
May 25, 2005

The BBC: Hot...and Bothered

Today's curious convergence of events: in the same week that BBC employees in London staged a one-day strikeover job cutbacks, BlogPulse also discovered that the BBC has been the most-cited news source among bloggers from January-May 2005 -- topping 2004's top media sources, Yahoo! News and the New York Times.

In the first five months of 2005, the BBC was cited 73,422 times by bloggers, followed by Yahoo! (70,299 citations, dropping from No. 1 to No. 2), CNN (63,347, moving from No. 4 to No. 2) and the Times (52,985, dropping from No. 2 to No. 4).

One of the biggest news winners in 2005 is the alternative TruthOut.org, which jumped from 89th among 2004's top-cited news sources to No. 7 on the January-May 2005 list (with 17,490 citations).

Other blog discoveries
Mary Tillman, the mother of the late NFL star and U.S. soldier Pat Tillman, is today's burstiest person for her public criticism of the U.S. Army's handling of her son's death in Afghanistan. Originally hailed as dying a hero's death in Army reports, Tillman later was found to have been killed by friendly fire during a botched mission. How many other military families will never know the details of their loved one's deaths, asksScoop Agonist blogger? The Liquid List blog wonders how Tillman would have reacted to the Army's behavior. Powerpundit hopes the family's anger won't be used politically against the Bush Administration.

News that Apple's iTunes update might support podcasts is getting traction in the blogosphere, including a mention at Engadget.

And today's continuing Star Wars-related discoveries include Unfortunate Star Wars Costumes, Burger King's Sith Sense pass-along video, The Force Is a Tool of Satan web site, and this annoying clip of Darth Vader yelling "NOOOOOO."

Bush Declares Self “Propaganda Catapult”... Women & Children Flee   Scoop Agonist blogger? The Liquid List blog wonders how Tillman would have reacted to the Army's behavior. Powerpundit hopes the family's anger won't be used politically against the Bush Administration.

News that Apple's iTunes update might support podcasts is getting traction in the blogosphere, including a mention at Engadget.

And today's continuing Star Wars-related discoveries include Unfortunate Star Wars Costumes, Burger King's Sith Sense pass-along video, The Force Is a Tool of Satan web site, and this annoying clip of Darth Vader yelling "NOOOOOO."

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