Media Doesn’t Get Why Sacramone Is So Popular

Alicia Sacramone has become one of the most popular athletes on the US Olympics team - a fact that the mainstream media seems to find puzzling.

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THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE wrote about how Sacramone was ranked ahead of teammates Nastia Luikin and Shawn Johnson for Google searches, and was No. 4 overall in Google’s Hot Trends. Meanwhile, during the broadcast of the first day of individual event finals, lead gymnastics announcer Al Trautwig was seemingly flabbergasted that Sacramone was the second-most searched for athlete on NBCOlympics.com, behind only Michael Phelps.

These are just two examples of what happens when the mainstream media decides to ignore what is happening in the blog world - they wind up looking like complete idiots in the process. Because anyone who had paid even a cursory glance at any blogs over the past week would have a pretty solid understanding of why people are searching for her online:

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