Thursday 9 February 2012

Losers are winners for UK's top news coverage

Losers dominated the news in the week ending Sunday, February 5, according to journalisted.

John Terry losing his England football captaincy, following the announcement of a trial date for alleged racist abuse, generated 266 articles;

Stephen Hester losing his RBS bonus, turning it down amid public controversy 265 articles;

Fred Goodwin losing his knighthood, the honour annulled and cancelled by the Queen, 263 articles;

Harry Redknapp losing his temper with a detective in court, during the course of his trial for allegedly cheating the public revenue, 174 articles;

Chris Huhne losing his place in the Cabinet, resigning after being charged with perverting the course of justice, 166 articles.

Covered little, according to journalisted, were the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation finds malaria kills twice as many people per year as previously believed, 6 articles; Sauli Niinisto is elected president of Finland, 3 articles; and Brazilian minister Mario Negromonte becomes the seventh member of Dilma Rousseff's cabinet to step down amid corruption allegations, 2 articles.

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