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Top Five Most Read Stories on This Site So Far This Year

May 5, 2015
Filed under: Blog — Tags: , , , — Editorial Staff @ 4:02 pm
While this site is not a traffic driven site, it is still fun to occasionally look back at which stories are the most clicked and read. Since this site also isn’t promoted much, the top stories are attributable primarily to Google search traffic. We went back and looked at the top trafficked stories for the past four months (Jan. 1 to April 30) and there were definitely some surprises.

The number one story was a, umm, well, it’s just a post about a funny looking frightened child. Yup, that’s it. This should, in and of itself, remind us all that the internet rewards the wacky in a big way.

Brian Williams was a huge topic and this post Dan wrote, got an enormous amount of attention on Mediate and elsewhere.
Same thing with this post on actress Kelly Rutherford’s fight to get her kids back. Dan has taken the lead on that story and it was reflected in the amount of traffic the story received on this site.

​I can’t really explain why this story about Dan’s coverage of a lawsuit by ​an American Idol winner came out at number four except that maybe this was the best legal analysis of a case which only received limited attention?

Finally, its worth noting that a close sixth was our piece on Dan’s coverage ​of the Amanda Knox case.

Dan on ‘American Idol’ Winner Legal Action

January 27, 2015
Filed under: Blog — Tags: , , , , — Editorial Staff @ 5:13 pm

CaptureDan joined the GMA Heat Index, on Tuesday, January 27th to discuss “American Idol” winner, Phillip Phillipss who wants out of his contract claiming that he’s been manipulated by 19 Entertainment, the company that produces his records and manages his career. Phillips is filing a petition hoping to terminate the relationship with the company he is calling “oppressive”, alleging they manipulated him into accepting jobs and entering into transactions that were not for his own benefit but rather for the benefit of 19 Entertainment and it’s affiliates. Phillips is also claiming 19 Entertainment often withheld material regarding important career matters and forced him to perform for American Idol sponsors free of charge. 19 Entertainment is fighting back claiming they always acted in the best interests of their artist. Dan commented, “He’s going to the California Labor Commission. You basically have two choices in California, you either sue or you go to this California Labor Commission. Ordinarily, you go to the California Labor Commission because you don’t want to hire a lawyer, it’s much more informal, the process is much easier you don’t typically have a sort of multi-million dollar lawsuit although it’s happened and contracts had been invalidated by the California labor commission. Although it is very tough, to get in particular this kind of deal to get it invalidated. He’s not in an easy position here.” Watch the full clip here.