Monday, March 22, 2010

15 Newspapers Ignored Health Care Vote on Page 1

Fifteen newspapers did not see the news value of putting the health-care vote in the House on their front pages today, according to a survey completed by Dylan Stableford at The Wrap.

These are small papers, and many probably faced tight deadlines with the late-night vote. But as they say on ESPN: "C'mon man!"

Here they are, along with the subjects of their top front-page stories:

Benton County Daily Herald, Bentonville, Arkansas
Spring snowstorm.

Northwest Arkansas Times, Fayetteville, Arkansas
"Overnight accumulation leaves Northwest Arkansas roads slippery."

The Morning News, Rogers, Arkansas
Spring snowstorm.

Stars and Stripes, Washington, D.C.
NCAA “bracket busters.”

Palm Beach Daily News, Palm Beach, Florida
"Census Forms Arriving in the Mail."

Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Florida
A story on Hollywood's suddenly feeble leading men pegged to Ben Stiller's "Greenberg" character.

Commercial-News, Danville, Illinois
Photos of a maple syrup open house.

Herald-Press, Huntington, Indiana
School staff reduction.

Peru Tribune, Peru, Indiana
A local cattle show.

Wabash Plain Dealer, Wabash, Indiana
Fatal car crash at intersection kills two.

Cecil Whig, Elkton, Maryland
Fire destroys home, and runaway emu found.

AMnewyork, New York City
Teen subway mugging.

The High Point Enterprise, High Point, North Carolina
"Bus seat belts not likely."

The Mount Airy News, Mount Airy, North Carolina
"Boy Scouts learn skills at Merit Badge College."

Bluffton Today, Bluffton, South Carolina
Construction of a new middle school gym.

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