zarathustra2011 - 7:24 am on Jul 17, 2012 (gmt 0)
One of my sites has similar views per day, but fairs nearly 10 times better. The traffic is organic and nearly all comes from google on keywords all connected to a similar theme, and perhaps this makes the difference (along with the theme as well).
There is always a danger of being considered a scraper site with news. When I read one of the top online newspapers, there's always filler stories that are sold to most the newspapers. Even the big players can't avoid duplicate content.