Always fascinating to be how various media organizations create their news agendas. I concentrated on a specific moment Wednesday, Aug. 16. The results are interesting—but not surprising.
A quick view of several of the websites I visit frequently on Wednesday, Aug. 16 show us that everyone led with the continued President Trump story: Trump announced Wednesday he is shutting down two jobs councils, amid a wave of resignations by executives in the wake of the president’s response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
One exception: Fox News, which led with a story about a possible breakthrough in the disappearance of a Malaysian Airlines jet, in 2014.
There may be a vital new clue in the mystery of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. Newly discovered satellite photos, shot just weeks after the plane disappearedin 2014, show 70 objects drifting in the Indian Ocean near what’s thought to be the crash zone. A report from Australia’s Transport Safety Bureau says some of the objects are “probably man-made,” but it’s hard to tell if they’re plane debris.
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