As 2013 wanes, journalists everywhere are doing their best to appear busy.
The Associated Press has rolled out its annual “Story of the Year” list, and in my opinion, they get it wrong when they say “the glitch-plagued rollout of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul was the top news story of 2013.”
Sure, that’s a big story, but did anyone think that was going to go smoothly? If you did, you must not be paying attention to how government operates.
What should have been No. 1? How about the federal government apparently violating the Constitution and spying on millions of Americans?
The Edward Snowden bombshell ranks No. 4 on AP’s list.
The Healthcare.gov website will eventually be fixed, but the myth of “privacy” has been exposed. Thankfully, a former CIA chief tasked with fixing the NSA has the solution — more spying on Americans is needed.
Supreme Court decisions in 2013 pretty much make state and federal bans on gay marriage unconstitutional. You don’t have to be an old man who makes a fine living off duck calls to know that is huge news.
That story, and the NSA spying saga, tell us more about what America is and where it is headed and should have been ranked higher. If you don’t agree, you can probably get an Obamacare psychiatrist to put you on meds you don’t really need sometime next year.
More shockingly, some pivotal stories in America’s development as a nation were completely left off AP’s tote board.
I concocted my own list to fix that. After collating data from millions of page views, I hereby present …
News To Me’s Top 10 Stories of 2013:
Now that’s a list we can all be proud of! I would like to extend my thanks to everyone who read the blog this year. If you managed to post a comment I didn’t have to delete, I thank you for that as well.
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