I thought the bear story was going to die off after a day or so, but today in Google’s news aggregator, it was actually moved up, to 7th position. I now fear for a Holocaust at the hands of bears. They’re out to get us. Oh noes!
What strikes me as funny is the stories that Google thinks is less important than bears mauling people (three, as of yet) in Montana (the sixth least populous state in the country). The Senate race in Florida, the Gulf oil spill, education policy, etc. Yes, bears, we have to be vigilant against bears.
This is like a mugging making the front page of the Washington Post. Ludicrous. Also, this is what bears do. Putting one down for following its instinct is childish.