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Nominations needed for Story of the Year poll; Update: And most underreported story?

posted at 12:07 pm on December 28, 2013 by

I’m posting the Top 50 most-viewed posts at Hot Air in 2013, but what do you think should be the Story of the Year — or even in the Top Five? I’ll take nominations from the comments in this post and put together a poll, which I’ll include in the last two Top 50 posts. I’ll probably post a long list in a poll on Monday, and then take the top five and post a final poll on Tuesday, with the results going up on New Year’s Day.

Pile on!

Update: Mark1971 suggests a poll for the most underreported story, too. Why not? If we get enough nominations, I’ll do two polls. By the way, if we don’t get enough nominations for the first poll, I’ll pull the topics from the Top 50.

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Most under-reported:Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the abortion doctor.

JetBoy on December 28, 2013 at 1:32 PM

I second this.

unclesmrgol on December 29, 2013 at 2:23 AM

I agree that the missteps of Obamacare is the story of the year.

For underreported, forgive an Atlantan for being provincial, but what about this:

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/beverly-hall-34-others-indicted-in-atlanta-schools/nW7mX/

Look, those people indicted are liberal government employees. Just imagine the extent of the national coverage if a group of people who are clearly identifiable as Republicans or conservatives were indicted in a scandal in which children are the real victims. MSNBC would have gone with wall to wall coverage for days.

radjah shelduck on December 29, 2013 at 8:43 AM

Underreported: Fast and Furious.

Story of the Year: The press finally waking up on Obamacare.

Vince on December 29, 2013 at 9:22 AM

Story of the Year: The press finally waking up on Obamacare.

Vince on December 29, 2013 at 9:22 AM

Nobody, in the press, is waking up. It’s just that the effects are so widespread that it couldn’t be covered up.

whbates on December 29, 2013 at 9:36 AM

MOST Underreported:

1. Fast and Furious

2. Gosnell and Killing Children After They Have Been Born Alive

3. Benghazi

4. No one died of radiation sickness at Fukushima – Reactors maintained general containment.

williamg on December 29, 2013 at 10:08 AM

ONE More:

5. Democrat Menendez Paying for Sex With Underage Girls….

williamg on December 29, 2013 at 10:12 AM

JUST ONE More:

6, Ted Cruz DID NOT “Cause The Shutdown”

williamg on December 29, 2013 at 10:15 AM

4. No one died of radiation sickness at Fukushima – Reactors maintained general containment.

williamg on December 29, 2013 at 10:08 AM

LOL, how do you figure that was under reported? Every clown with a computer is suggesting all kinds of nonsense. Did you hear the one about one of our newest Nuclear CVN’s had non working radiation detectors, that’s a good one. The breach of containment has been widely reported, just not accurately. However the other affects of the tsunami that puts the nuclear problems in perspective really have been under-reported, that is a fact.

whbates on December 29, 2013 at 10:29 AM

Under reported.

US Generals being removed at an alarming rate. Or is it an alarming rate?

I’m not a huge conspiracy theorist because I just don’t know enough about what’s going on in our government. That said, it sure seems like there are some things that go the President’s way at opportune moments. The generals are one of these things, Roberts apparently changing his mind at the last moment on Obamacare is another.

Is the NSA or CIA digging on specific grounds to give dirt to be used at the President’s need or whim?

Sapience on December 29, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Under-reported stories of the year…

1. Obamacare’s negative impact on premiums, deductible’s, Medicare Advantage, and the loss of access to Doctor’s / Hospitals because of shrinking networks.

2. IRS Scandal
3. Fast and Furious
4. Oil / Natural Gas Boom
5. Climate Change Agenda

In terms of some ideas for stories…

The MRC has released their Year-End Awards for the dumbest quotes to come out of the lapdog media for the year… and there are some interesting stories in the dumb things said by Melissa Harris Perry, Tom Friedman, and Bob Herbert.

Athos on December 29, 2013 at 11:12 AM

The nanny state gun grabbers forcing the closure of our country’s only lead mine.

Fenris on December 29, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Well the Story of the Year is clearly the Obamacare disaster.

For the most underreported story I would have to go with all the shady stuff going on at the Justice Department.

SoulGlo on December 29, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Under reported: the woman who rammed the White House barricades with her car only to be shot and killed by the Secret Service. So under reported I don’t even know her name.

famous amos on December 29, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Roberts apparently changing his mind at the last moment on Obamacare is another.

Has there ever been an in depth analysis of his of his weird ruling?

Vince on December 29, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Most Underreported:

Gosnell by a landslide.

F&F at least got a shot at Telemundo. There was absolute silence in the MSM about Gosnell’s shop of horrors, a filthy, disgusting hovel where babies were torn limb from limb and two women were murdered recently enough that the statute of limitations hadn’t passed. All of which was protected for DECADES by Pennslyvania pro-abort pols and the abortion racket.

BKennedy on December 29, 2013 at 12:10 PM

The Story of the Year – Obama getting the “Lie of the Year”. It’s pretty uncommon for Pravda and Izvestia to actually report the truth about this administration.

The most under-reported story of the year has to be the IRS scandal. The fact that the administration, and let there be no doubt it was the administration the only doubt is how high it goes, was involved in this. The press has avoided this like the plague and the Democrats have been trying their best to keep it covered up. Since both things are happening at once, you can bet there’s a there, there.

bflat879 on December 29, 2013 at 1:40 PM

Most underrated cultural story: Jerry Brown signs law making it possible to give children three or more children. These types of law will help usher in the era of polygamy, and completely delegitimize in the “best interest of the child’ over parental narcissism.

melle1228 on December 29, 2013 at 2:38 PM

The story of the year is def. the meltdown of Ocare..

melle1228 on December 29, 2013 at 2:39 PM

How about Lois Lerners Treasonous acts using the IRS against the political enemies of the admin. We are talking about a lot of people disenfranchised by using gov’t muscle by an individual.

tim c on December 29, 2013 at 3:21 PM

My $.02 on what deserves more reporting:

The FUNDING of the ‘environmental’ and anti-fracking movement. Hey Erika- I’d love to see what you can come up with on this one.

-Obama’s MO on selling Obamacare (still): calling the lefty pundits to the WH, the TARGETING OF LOCAL NEWS SOURCES TO SELL OBAMACARE IN LOCAL NEWSPAPERS, which I’ve seen play out in my locale.
-FAST AND FURIOUS and Brian Terry’s justice delayed. Eric Holder’s crime spree.
-Benghazi: WHO PUSHED THE VIDEO? Who gave the order to stand down.
-IRS & Kathleen Sebilius lack of accountability for the scandals.
-Gosnell, the honesty of the laws in Texas…Wendy Whatshername was filibustering laws that actually protect and help women.
-Everything about Valerie Jarett and her role..which is so massive and proportionally underreported.

Jackalope on December 29, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Story of the year: Snowden and NSA.
Runner up: ObamaCare.

Most underreported story: IRS scandal.
Runner-up: Benghazi cover-up continues.

Adjoran on December 29, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Most under reported: total lack of security on the healthcare.gov website, complete with the refusal by two separate CIOs to sign off on meeting the federal security requirements. Imagine if Amazon.com did that.

boone on December 29, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Runner up for most underreported: Administration threatening to revoke access to exchange for insurers who don’t comply with the ad hoc pronouncements of the White House.

boone on December 29, 2013 at 4:26 PM

Story of the ages – Snowden and how the world lost all her privacy, and the left/right went shopping…sheepleton that most all are.

Not even reported – Iran deal was made due to petrodollar threat – Iran threatened to sell oil in currencies other than the US dollar.

Schadenfreude on December 29, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Qaddafi was eliminated for the same reason – he and a few related lands wanted to trade oil, primarily in gold,…in any event No longer in US dollars…gone he was.

The rest is all b/s.

Schadenfreude on December 29, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Ed, for the Joke of the Year category

The Left is loving them some pope.

keep the change on December 29, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Schadenfreude on December 29, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Story of the year: Snowden and his disclosures on NSA surveillance. Runner-up: failed launch of Obamacare; 2nd Runner-up: US becoming a net-producer of oil again for the first time since the early 1970s.

Most undercovered story: NRA & gun rights advocates’ total defeat of gun control legislation in the Senate; Runner-up: the return of military dictatorship to Egypt; 2nd Runner-up: DJIA hitting historic highs and the return of exuberance to the major US stock markets

Robert_Paulson on December 30, 2013 at 6:52 AM

Most underreported? Oh, NO problem:

http://clashdaily.com/2013/08/hate-crime-trial-for-black-woman-who-killed-white-boy-with-blow-torch-begins/

(In Trayvon’s memory, of course.)

NoPain on December 30, 2013 at 8:07 AM

Most reported: Obamacare

Over reported: Zimmerman trial

Under reported: Black violence in America

repvoter on December 30, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Story of the Year: Boston Bombing
Under reported: Black racism against Jews in NYC

Creston on December 30, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Most under reported story of 2013-
The Republicans turn a blind eye to the IRS Tea Party Scandal. What did they know, and when did they know it?

NOT ONE MORE CENT!

Pole-Cat on December 30, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Prediction-
Webster’s word of the year for 2014, PRIMARIED.

Pole-Cat on December 30, 2013 at 11:01 PM

…it seems…everything is underreported…as we all suspected…regarding anything…the left supports!

KOOLAID2 on December 30, 2013 at 11:06 PM

http://clashdaily.com/2013/08/hate-crime-trial-for-black-woman-who-killed-white-boy-with-blow-torch-begins/

(In Trayvon’s memory, of course.)

NoPain on December 30, 2013 at 8:07 AM

Oh my. Gosnell at least got a few articles in the LA Times after his conviction. This story got absolutely no articles at all. If I hadn’t clicked through your link, I’d know nothing about it.

Of course, it’s the black/white dichotomy at play here, given that Trayvon Martin got such airplay. Young Johnathan Foster had no race baiters to drum up publicity for him (in fact, quite the opposite — Quinell X of the Black Panthers defended the accused in the media), so Foster’s death remained a Houston local story.

I have to withdraw my vote for Kermit Gosnell in favor of Mona Nelson, who used a welding torch to kill her victim.

BTW, she was found guilty, and will be serving life without parole unless the promised appeal has some effect.

unclesmrgol on December 30, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Underreported:

Kathleen Sebelius keeping her job.

TimBuk3 on December 31, 2013 at 1:15 AM

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