Kick ’em when they’re up, kick ’em when they’re down

So here’s a fun game. Click on a major news outlet’s web site, find the link to Most Read Stories, and try to figure out the patterns that connect all the results. For example, here are my results for

1. 1 in 100 U.S. Adults Behind Bars, New Study Says

2. Findings: The Advantages of Closing a Few Doors

3. Gail Collins: Hillary, Buckeye Girl

4. Blood Thinner Might Be Tied to More Deaths

5. Facing Default, Some Walk Out on New Homes

6. He Listens. He Cares. He Isn’t Real.

7. Op-Ed Contributor: I’m Not Running for President, but …

8. Personal Best: Does Weight Lifting Make a Better Athlete?

9. David Brooks: Remembering the Mentor

10. Skin Deep: Never Too Young for That First Pedicure

From this, I deduce that readers are interested in Hillary, blood thinner, running for president, home loans and pedicures.

And here are my results for

* Poisonous Package Discovery at Las Vegas Motel May Be Part of Murder Plot

* Blind Man Regains Sight After Doctors Implant Son’s Tooth in His Eye

* Twin Porn Actors Suspected in Dozens of Burglaries in Three States

* Woman Gives Birth to Baby Nearly Her Own Size

* Teen Son Charged With Murder in Deaths of Georgia Deputy, 2 Children

* Teacher Allegedly Sends Boy Topless Pictures

* Mexican Actress-Turned-Lawmaker Takes Heat for Film Striptease

* Body of Top Model Katoucha Niane Found in Seine River

* Reality Check: Early Exits on ‘Idol’

* Disciplinary Charges Filed in Probe of SWAT Team That Cavorted With Hooters Girls

From this, I deduce that readers are interested in topless pictures, Hooters girls, dead models, porn and American Idol.

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