The headlines – 4. Sept. 2008

McCain and Palin continue to attract the attention of social news site readers; Reddit-users continue to write overly long titles, titles continue to feature typos extensively, and Propeller continues to surprise – this time with practical advice on how to insure an olympic gold medal (oh, and, how to win one in the first place).

A bit of disclaimer, too: these headlines here are from either the “elections,” “politics” or, in the case of Propeller, “general news” pages of the sites, and they are unfiltered (in my research, I take the 8 most popular articles within each category and select the 4 most popular of these that actually deal with the election campaign, whereas here you can just read whatever got to the relevant section home page, whether or not it has anything to do with the elections).


  • McCain’s Voice Mail to Palin Leaked to Press ( / 3512 diggs
  • FactCheck: McCain Ad Continues Lies about Obama’s Tax Plan ( / 2643
  • McCain’s New Palin Strategy: Blame The Media (The Huffington Post) / 2188
  • Amy Goodman confronts Police Chief… ( / 2137


  • Two conservative commentators on MSNBC, after they’re off the air, caught saying what they really think about the veep choice (MSNBC via YouTube) / 1798 points
  • There is a remarkable and palpable fear abroad in this land – not a fear of terrorism, but a fear of speaking up, a fear of being labeled as “different” or as “troublemaker.” (Populist America) / 743
  • Biden: Criminal charges against Bush Admin. on the table (The Daily Kos) /675
  • Ironic: McCain criticized Palin for earmarks 3 TIMES in recent years (The LA Times) / 474


  • McCain: Stop questions on Palin background (MSNBC) / 187 votes
  • This Palin Photo Wins the Election for Obama (The Daily Kos) / 108
  • Before speech, Palin gets some coaching (MSNBC) / 61
  • Palin prepares to introduce herself to the nation (MSNBC) / 70


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