As we close out 2012, we take this opportunity to review some the top stories from 2012 as determined by our readers. (Once again, we thank you for helping make the Pundit Pete Press Service one of the most sought-after news sources on the web today.)
The Overall top News Story in 2012, by a wide margin in terms of page views, was this September 29th post:
Obama Up by 14 in Key States As New PPPS Poll Captures Previously Unsampled Demographic
In addition to the cutting-edge technology and polling science behind this popular post, it also included a dead-on prediction about the presidential election. It is with some pride that we note that the Pundit Pete Press Service was the first major news organization to call the election for President Obama - a full 37 days ahead of election day!
Second-most Widely Read News Story, also involving the election, was this inside look at the Obama Campaign by our own embedded reporter, Protester Pete:
Inside the Obama Campaign Slogan Selection Process
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Most Popular Opinion Piece and 2nd Most Viewed Post overall was a rare contribution by our leader, Pundit Pete.
Our First Post to Be Picked Up by Drudge was this February scoop about the President's promise to halve the deficit by the end of his first term.
Our Biggest Scoop Not Acknowledged or Credited, and still completely ignored to this day, involved the Benghazi attack on September 11th, and our report on the morning of September 12th, which included this statement (kudos to our Middle East correspondent, Palestinian Pete):
"Make no mistake, this was not an angry mob action, as the press is calling it, but a planned attack by Islamic radicals timed to occur on the 11th anniversary of 9/11. The claimed outrage about the Youtube film is just a ruse, perhaps used to inflame the crowd, while the professional terrorists did their deadly work."That remarkable conclusion preceded any other from a major news organization, and to this day, there are still many in the Mainstream Press who have failed to report the truth about Benghazi. That statement can be found in this September 12 post;
followed by this editorial on September 27th;
Our Most Popular JPEG Image Downloads and 3rd Most Viewed Post involved this innocent article about some yard signs posted in front of the PPPS offices.
Note to those who downloaded images without permission: We Know Who You Are.
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Our Two Most Popular Tea Party Protest Stories (tied) were this March protest of green energy by the Bridge to Nowhere Tea Party:
As a leading news organization at the forefront of the ever-changing journalism profession, we are proud to have coined a new phrase and started a modern trend in journalism today with this, our Most Influential Trend in Journalism Article:
Our Best Poem For Journalists category features this Benghazi inspired entry for our new Poet in Residence, Poet Pete:
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And finally, we thank our readers for the Biggest Income Generating Post which featured shirt designs honoring our fellow journalists:
Once again, we thank our readers for your support and look forward to bringing you all the news that's really important in 2013.