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.