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Looking back on 2011: News

Poll #1806063 Top News Stories of 2011

From the following listed below, which was the biggest news story of 2011?

The Occupy Wall Street and other Occupy protests
4(7.7%)
The death of Osama Bin Laden
10(19.2%)
The revolt in Libya and death of Mommar Khadaffi
5(9.6%)
The withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
0(0.0%)
The shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords and others in Tucson
0(0.0%)
The regime change in Egypt
2(3.8%)
The legalization of same-sex marriage in New York state
0(0.0%)
The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton and their subsequent tour
0(0.0%)
The terrorist attack in Norway
2(3.8%)
The charges against News of the World employees for invasion of privacy
0(0.0%)
The GOP race for the nomination for Presidential candidate
1(1.9%)
Japan's earthquake and tsunami
13(25.0%)
The Penn State cover-up of Jerry Sandusky's sexual assault on a child
1(1.9%)
The election of Stephen Harper to a majority government in Canada
1(1.9%)
The downfall of Silvio Berlisconi in Italy
0(0.0%)
Economic collapse in Europe
10(19.2%)
The acquittal of Casey Anthony
2(3.8%)
The gridlock in the US Congress and the institution's rapidly dropping approval rating
0(0.0%)
Something else (what?)
1(1.9%)

The following people died in 2011. Which ones will you miss? (Select as many as apply)

Steve Jobs
22(13.7%)
Elizabeth Taylor
23(14.3%)
Betty Ford
7(4.3%)
Amy Winehouse
19(11.8%)
Clarence Clemons
4(2.5%)
James Arness
3(1.9%)
Jack Kevorkian
8(5.0%)
Geraldine Ferraro
7(4.3%)
Peter Falk
8(5.0%)
Jack Lalanne
4(2.5%)
Jane Russell
4(2.5%)
Duke Snyder
3(1.9%)
Vaclav Havel
8(5.0%)
Joe Frazier
2(1.2%)
Andy Rooney
8(5.0%)
Randy "Macho Man" Savage
6(3.7%)
Pete Postlethwaite
8(5.0%)
Christopher Hitchens
9(5.6%)
Someone else (tell us who in a comment)
8(5.0%)

If there was an award for biggest douchebag of 2011, who should get it?

Rupert Murdock
5(9.8%)
Casey Anthony
6(11.8%)
John Boehner
2(3.9%)
Rick Perry
3(5.9%)
Herman Cain
2(3.9%)
Charlie Sheen
8(15.7%)
Arnold Schwarzenegger
3(5.9%)
Anthony Wiener
0(0.0%)
Jared Loughner
2(3.9%)
Jerry Sandusky
11(21.6%)
Joe Paterno
0(0.0%)
Dominique Strauss-Kahn
3(5.9%)
John Edwards
1(2.0%)
Silvio Berlusconi
3(5.9%)
Someone else (tell us who in a comment)
2(3.9%)
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