Wednesday 22 February 2012

UK media shows its love for St. Valentine's Day

St. Valentine's Day was the top story for the UK press in the week ending Sunday, February 19, according to journalisted.

St. Valentine's Day generated 313 articles; the death of singer Whitney Houston, 254; Rangers FC going into administration, facing a tax bill of £75 million, 183 articles; boxer Dereck Chisora slapping opponent Vitali Klitschko ahead of their world title fight, and brawling with David Haye after it, 111 articles; and David Cameron stating his commitment to political union between Scotland and England, after talks with Alex Salmond, 104 articles.

Covered little, according to journalisted, were Cameron and Sarkozy striking deal for joint military operations, 22 articles; German president Christian Wulff, an ally of Chancellor Merkel, resigning, 22 articles; and Venezuelan opposition parties choosing a single candidate, Henrique Capriles.

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