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  •  Here's a hint for next time (none)
    (1) Read the story for the first time.

    (2) Go to Google News.

    (3) Enter appropriate search terms (in this case, "mao dartmouth") and hit "Search News".

    (4) Notice that the story has only been reported by (A) The original local paper; (B) The Huffington Post, who read it in the original local paper.

    (5) Try again an hour later.  Notice that the only additional "news" sites that have picked it up are personal blogs.

    (6) Try again a couple hours later.  More blogs.

    (7) More blogs.

    (8) More blogs.

    (9) Days later, still just more blogs.

    I know, I know, we (just like Freepers) are supposed to hate the New York Times and the Washington Post.  Yadda, yadda.

    -- E pur si muove.

    by asdfasdf on Sat Dec 24, 2005 at 09:02:29 AM PST

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