Study: Obama V. Limbaugh Last Week's #2 News Story
March 11, 2009 at 5:15 AM (PT)
The latest ranking of topics in the news from PEW RESEARCH CENTER's PROJECT FOR EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM puts PREMIERE's RUSH LIMBAUGH and the WHITE HOUSE and other Democrats' campaign to tag him as the "leader" of the REPUBLICAN PARTY as the second most reported story for the week of MARCH 2nd-8th.
LIMBAUGH, at 8%, follows the economy, at 43%, in the study.
"OBAMA versus LIMBAUGH was, in many ways, a classic tale of political tactics and inside-the-Beltway intrigue," the report says. "But last week, it may have offered the media —- and news consumers —- a bit of a distraction from pink slips, zombie banks and fleeing investors."