Comments: Nick Berg traffic surge for some bloggers

I've gotten about 400 hits in the last 2 days from Google. Mostly people searching for phrases like "Al-ansar forum+beheading" or "Islamic forum", and they're all going to an article i wrote about a month ago about the bombings in Spain.

Posted by Tom Alday at May 13, 2004 11:49 AM

I truly hope and pray that the visitors looking for news on Mr. Berg will notice one or two of the other stories on the respective websites (such as the UN oil-for-cash scandal, or the press conference of Kerry's former shipmates). Maybe the average American can be awoken.

Posted by Rabbit at May 13, 2004 12:11 PM

Once again, when the media drops the ball, the internet 'steps in' to take up the slack.

I think in twenty years we'll look back and see that while we were busy trying to bring democracy to the middle east, in a way we were also bringing it back to ourselves. The media oligarchies are doomed.

Posted by Tom at May 13, 2004 12:40 PM


We're looking at an overall revolution in the way of journalism; the closest you might find in traditional media is the sort of personal reporting you found from Edison Carter in the old Max Headroom series.

Posted by mhking at May 13, 2004 11:09 PM

I'm very confused as to why the first audible screams on the video do not seem to match mouth movements of anyone on the video. It seems fishy.

Posted by Mike Diaz at May 17, 2004 03:21 PM