Wednesday 23 November 2011

FIFA boss Blatter is splattered across the news

FIFA president Sepp Blatter's comments on racism in football caused outrage and made him the top news topic in the week ending Sunday, November 20, according to journalisted.

Blatter surviving calls for his resignation after his controversial comments that racism rows in football could be settled with an after match handshake generated 186 articles; the start of the Leveson Inquiry into press standards and phone hacking, 130 articles; UK youth unemployment surpasses one million people, 119 articles; The Northern Rock bank, nationalised in 2008, sold to Virgin Money by the UK Government, 113 articles; and Occupy Wall Street protesters are removed from Zucotti Park by order of New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, 102 articles.

Covered little, according to journalisted, were CIA drone attack kills two UK terror suspects in South Waziristan, Pakistan, 15 articles; Tibetan Monks stage large protest in India following self-immolations, 13 articles; and Pentagon tests new hypersonic long-range weapon, 5 articles.

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