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tedster - 4:16 pm on Nov 18, 2010 (gmt 0)
I'd agree with the abuse potential if this were part of the organic ranking algo - but it's confined just to Google News sites. That is a controlled, small set of all sites. Any site needs to apply and be accepted first and abusers can be dropped once they are identified.