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Blago Tops Weiner in Newshole Study

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    Rod Blagojevich may no longer be the leader of Illinois, but he reigns supreme in a study about the media coverage received by disgraced politicians.

    The felonious, former governor tops the list of biggest political scandals in the past four and a half years as measured by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism.

    Blago remains on top even after the media firestorm created by Congressman Anthony Weiner’s twitpic slip. That accounted for 17 percent of the newshole, the PEJ reported in its coverage index this week.

    That's a full 11 percentage points behind the Blagojevich corruption scandal.  It's also behind former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's prostitution scandal and former Idaho Sen. Larry Craig's Minneapolis bathroom fiasco.