10 Jan 2005 Michelle Malkin: Google News Blackout?
Here’s my guess, and it is only a guess: The Google News algorithim may have been written to overlook the names of major news publications in stories. Otherwise, terms such as “CBS,” Washington Post, etc. would end up with a high placement on Google news, because all the stories these institutions publish carry their name.
If I’m right, ordinarily, this is good. But it does not work very well when a publication name is also the subject of the story.
Just my two cents.
Addendum: UNCoRRELATED says: “Algorithms don’t conspire” — and explains.