Below is a comparison of two popular political news aggregators, Drudge Report and Real Clear Politics.
The chart below compares news sites that are linked to by these aggregators and how the total link counts during Q1 2014 compare. Data was collected by crawling these sites continuously over the Q1 of 2014.
Some interesting data points:
1. In Q1 of 2014, Drudge never linked to nationalinterest.org, reason.com, www.chicagotribune.com, or www.huffingtonpost.com.
2. In Q1 of 2014, Real Clear Politics never linked to www.infowars.com, www.wnd.com, www.dailymail.co.uk, or www.breitbart.com.
3. Other large disparities in number of links include www.washingtonpost.com, dailycaller.com, www.weeklystandard.com, www.washingtontimes.com, and www.nytimes.com.