Accuracy in Media

President Barack Obama’s inauguration received 35 times the coverage in the world media than George Bush did in 2005.

From Reuters

President Barack Obama‘s inauguration generated an unprecedented 35,000 stories in the world’s major newspapers, television and radio broadcasts over the past day—about 35 times more than the last presidential swearing-in—a monitoring group said on Wednesday.

The Texas-based Global Language Monitor said there had also been 6 million new Obama-related mentions on the Internet since December 31.

By comparison, the last U.S. presidential inauguration, of George W. Bush in January 2005, resulted in about 1,000 stories in major media worldwide, Paul JJ Payack, president of Global Language Monitor said.

“The Obama numbers are unprecedented and speak volumes to the global fascination with the new American president, his wife and young family,” Payack told Reuters. “Obama is the biggest story of the century so far.”

After all he is a fellow citizen of the world.

 




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