Kelowna - 11:21 pm on Jul 3, 2013 (gmt 0)
one from a major US news outlet.
And you dont think that is hurting you? If you play where the spammers play you may get treated as one. That is old school stuff that even the good blackhats avoid now. Before Google went after those kind of links they worked great! Everyone was selling them but google got wise to those News sites a long time ago.
It's always the links with Google, external and internal.