Why do links in news stories only look for more news stories?

Question by Susan C: Why do links in news stories only look for more news stories?
Why do links in news stories only look for more news stories about the linked item, rather than send you to real reasources? For example, a link in a story about an earthquake in Peru is to the US Geological Survey. It would be much more useful to be able to click on the link and go to the USGS web site, rather than have a useless link that looks for more stories about the USGS. Similarly, a link for Peru or Lima in the story would be more useful for people if they would find non-news related items and web sites, rather than just other stories.

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Answer by joe4912004
Most of the news agencies are trying to create the news instead of just reporting it. We are a polarized nation between the Bush haters and the ones who like him. The major newspapers around the country are leftists and many of the talk radio shows are rightists. Each have the ratings to contend with and will say or do anything for those ratings which translate into advertising dollars. Follow the money sonny.

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