- U.N. to debate Palestinian state
- Obama takes re-election bid to L.A.
- Possible tornado touches down in Miss.
- Mexico news editor found decapitated
- Gunman opens fire near school
- 5 dead in 2 Indiana homes WRTV
- Kenyan Nobel laureate Maathai dies
- Biker charged in deadly casino brawl
- Nyad: Swim goal 'hard thing to let go of'
- Teen reunites with deported mom
- Pay-by-race bake sale on at Berkeley
- Recession dating rules
- Still friends without Facebook?
- NFL Snap Judgments: Bills top Pats SI
- A comic's fidelity time-out
So of these top 15 stories, at least 4 deal with crime. That's 27%, and these stories include a person being decapitated, 5 people being murdered, a biker who started a fight that killed someone, and a gunman shooting near a school.
Many of the same stories are over at USATODAY.com as well, plus these:
- One American killed in attack in Afghan capital
- NYPD wiretaps reveal ticket-fixing, racial language
- Lady Gaga attends Obama fundraiser in Calif.
- Rachel Bilson returns to TV in 'Hart of Dixie'
- Finally! Boeing delivers first 787 Dreamliner
Ticket fixing and racial language in the NYPD? No way.
And over at Fox News?
- Abbas Declares 'Palestinian Spring Is Here'
- Freed Hikers: Iran Held Us Because We're American
- Man Credited With Inventing Doritos Dies at 97
- Cain Seeks Respect After GOP Straw Poll Upset
- Romney Latest Hopeful to Spend Time With Trump
- British Police Charge Six Men With Terror-Bomb Plot
- Chicago Man Tortured Girlfriend, Cops Say
- NYPD Chief: Cops Could Take Down Plane if Needed
- First African Woman to Win Nobel Peace Prize Dies
- Tea Party Blamed For Nearing Government Standoff
- Millions Worth of Stolen Antiques Recovered in U.K.
- Mexican Woman Killed Because of Web Postings
- Reno Holds Memorial for Victims of Air Race Crash
- Saudi Women Get Right to Vote, Still Can’t Drive
- 11-Year-Old Shoots Sister While 'Playing CSI'
- Five People Found Dead in Two Indiana Homes
- Supermarkets Start Bagging Self-Checkout Lanes
- War Vet Turns Disability Into Medal Collection
Of their top 16 stories, 7 deal with crime. That is 44% of the stories! They include stories about terrorism, torture, murder, shooting down a plane, theft, murder, and a video game related shooting.
Now you know what Americans value. Or at least what the news media think we value, based on what they continue to show us. So we can clearly conclude ...