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  •  "One wonders why The Post thinks .." (1+ / 0-)
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    Eyesbright

    My guess - profit.  Judging from what I read here yesterday in the comments of the various front page diaries, the NYPost report got a lot of buzz on twitter; and I'm guessing a lot of those tweets and retweets had links back to the article on the NYPost site, where there would have been lots of ads that paid by the page view.  Again I'm just guessing, I really don't know how this kind of thing works; but I'm guessing they made a lot of money yesterday off that "news" that a "suspect" had been identified.

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    by davehouck on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 11:29:49 AM PDT

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