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Spain’s Socialists Ousted in Landslide; Doesn’t Make AOL/Yahoo! Headlines

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 5:36 pm - November 20, 2011.
Filed under: Media Bias,Politics abroad

Seems Instapundit is a better source for news than either AOL or Yahoo!  Glenn reports that “SPAIN’S SOCIALISTS lose in a landslide. Spanish voters, tired of war, got rid of Aznar and brought in people promising hope and change. Now they’re broke, and the Socialists are out.”

Now, this seems to be pretty big news.  A major European industrial nation where the Socialists won big back in ’04, seen then by some as harbinger of George W. Bush’s coming fall, especially as it followed on the heels of terrorist attacks in the nation’s capital.

Caught that news after having scanned the home pages of AOL and Yahoo!  Went back to double check as that is something I would have caught.  And wouldn’t you know it, I didn’t miss anything. It was they who missed the story.  Guess it doesn’t fit the narrative:


Didn’t even make their rotating headlines.


Didn’t make their rotating headlines either. (Search done at 2:25-2:30 Arizona time).

Sounds like big news to me:

With 84 percent of the votes counted, the center-right Popular Party went from 154 seats in the last legislature to 187, while the Socialists plummeted from 169 to 110, their worst performance ever.

Socialists worst performance ever? Yeah, I guess that’s less newsworthy than a former aide to a Democratic president flacking for his former boss.



  1. […] Spain’s Socialists Ousted in Landslide; Doesn’t Make AOL/Yahoo! Headlines […]

    Pingback by GayPatriot » Reuters: Socialists led Spain from boom to bust — November 20, 2011 @ 6:30 pm - November 20, 2011

  2. It will be interesting to see what effect this has in the current Euro kerfuffle. Greek PM out, Italian PM out (and NOT because of his scandalous lifestyle or alleged corruption), Spanish socialists out (at the hands of the voters this time).

    Us Aussies will be watching with interest to see how well the new government unravels the “Green jobs” economy and gets back to something more sane, mostly as the conservative opposition will have to do the same thing beginning in 2013 at the latest. Being in the Eurozone should make life interesting – possibly not in a good way.

    Comment by perturbed — November 20, 2011 @ 8:37 pm - November 20, 2011

  3. Clarification: last sentence should read “SPAIN being in the Eurozone…”

    Comment by perturbed — November 20, 2011 @ 8:38 pm - November 20, 2011

  4. Did you really believe they would considering their left wing bias? In 2001 when the FMLN won the majority in the Assembly (first time) Yahoo gleefully reported ¨Ëx-guerillas win majority in El Salvador¨ When they lost three years later to the Republicans, nary a word. They want to give the impression that the world is tilting left. Also, it energizes Obama´s base. The right just won two weeks ago in Guatemala, did they report it?

    Comment by Roberto — November 21, 2011 @ 1:07 pm - November 21, 2011

  5. Hey, do you think CNN could be biased too? (tongue in cheek) Here’s a nifty article, Spanish bonds signal tough road ahead. Here is how it starts – the part people are most likely to read:

    Spain’s newly-installed government has done little to restore faith in the country’s economy so far…

    And here is how it ends – the part people are least likely to read:

    Of course, the new government won’t be able to take any action until it’s sworn in next month…

    Would, say, Obama get that kind of coverage? Here what I think happened.

    1. Spain elects new government.
    2. It’s the “wrong” kind of government – non-socialist. Gears start whirring and clicking in each media person’s little head… Gotta make the new Spanish government look bad.
    3. Write a lede that blames the new Spanish government for NOT having solved the Eurozone crisis already, a month before that government is even sworn into power!

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — November 22, 2011 @ 2:07 pm - November 22, 2011

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