In one of the more stupid bits of journalism I have come across, the Greeley (CO) Gazette (home town of Terry Lakin) published this piece of junk titled:
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The nub of the article is this:
A Google search of the term, “Lt. Colonel Lakin,” revealed only a single article on page one relating to the sentencing, with the remainder of the articles prior to the court-martial.
The Gazette, the Greeley Tribune and 9 News, all reported on the story, however, none of these articles are mentioned on the first six pages of a Google search. A search of the term “Lt. Col. Lakin Greeley,” only features a single local article from April 14.
When I tried “Lt. Col. Lakin Greeley” (without quotes), I got an estimated 186,000 hits, with one from the Greeley Gazette and one from the Greeley Tribune on page 1.
When I tried some more sensible searches, such as “terry lakin court martial sentence” (without quotes), I got an estimated 18,000 hits. Adding “greeley” to the list, there were 2,200 hits with an article from the Greely Gazette on page 1, with two other page-one hits mentioning the Greeley Gazette article.
A better way to follow news coverage of Lakin’s sentencing is to use a query like this: “http://news.google.com/news/search?aq=f&pz=1&cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&q=Lt.+Col.+Lakin+sentenced”
Remind me to put Greeley on my no-fly list.
How did I learn about this article in the Greeley Gazette? I got it from a Google alert ❗