Two stories that have become fixtures in the headlines—the deadlocked debt debate and the intensifying News of the World phone hacking scandal—accounted for more than half of last week’s newshole, relegating other significant events to secondary status in the media.
Americans hearing mostly bad news about the economy has dropped to its lowest point since the financial collapse. Republicans, in particular, are much less likely to say they are hearing mostly bad economic news than they were a month ago.
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