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5:20 PM, Aug 25, 2008 • By MATTHEW CONTINETTI
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What was the biggest news story between August 11 and August 17? Not the Olympics. Not John Edwards's admission of an affair. Not the campaign. Not even the showdown between McCain and Obama at Rick Warren's Saddleback church. According to the Project for Excellence in Journalism, it was Russia's invasion of Georgia, an event of global significance that arguably resonated even in Barack Obama's vice presidential selection.

Meanwhile, the Project reports that another growing international crisis -- political turmoil in nuclear-armed Pakistan -- has garnered only 1 percent of total news coverage in 2008.