40 Most Shared Political Articles On Facebook In 2011

Facebook just posted a follow-up to the top 40 most shared news articles of the year, this time around focusing on the most popular stories about politics.

Facebook just posted a follow-up to the top 40 most shared news articles of the year, this time around focusing on politics.

The list of the 40 most popular political articles on Facebook really shows us two top stories for 2011: the killing of Osama Bin Laden and the Occupy Wall Street protests. The full rundown follows below.

1. Open Letter to That 53 Percent Guy (Daily Kos)
2. Obama’s and Bush’s Effects on the Deficit in One Graph (The Washington Post)
3. Should U.S. Get Involved in Syria? (Fox News)
4. Osama bin Laden, the Face of terror, Killed in Pakistan (CNN)
5. “USA! USA!” Is The Wrong Response (Salon)
6. Michelle Obama Dances “The Dougie” and “The Running Man” (Huffington Post)
7. Obama’s Birth Certificate Through The Eyes Of A Birther (Huffington Post)
8. Think Occupy Wall Street Is a Phase? You Don’t Get It (CNN)
9. Sarah Palin’s PAC Puts Gun Sights On Democrats She’s Targeting In 2010 (Huffington Post)
10. Anti-Gay Marriage Group Fakes Support With Doctored Photos (MSNBC)
11. Conservative Pie: Republicans Introduce Legislation Redefining Pi (Huffington Post)
12.Westboro To Picket Funerals Of Arizona Shooting Victims (Huffington Post)
13. Web’s bin Laden “Death Photo” (just the photo) Is Fake (MSNBC)
14. Michele Bachmann is worried about the Renaissance (The Los Angeles Times)
15. Senate Votes To Let Military Detain Americans Indefinitely (Huffington Post)
16. White House Condemns Possible Execution of Iranian Pastor (Fox News)
17. Everything The Media Told You About Occupy Wall Street Is Wrong (Huffington Post)
18. Osama Bin Laden Killed in Firefight With U.S. Special Ops Team in Pakistan (Fox News)
19. Arizona Enacts Funeral Protest Legislation (CNN)
20. Occupy Wall Street — It’s Not What They’re for, But What They’re Against (Fox News)
21. Lara Logan Breaks Her Silence on “60 Minutes” (L.A. Times)
22. Adam Carolla on Occupy Movement: “F**cking Self-Entitled Monsters” (The Blaze)
23. In the Ruins of Gadhafi’s Lair, Rebels Find Album with Photos of Condoleezza Rice (MSNBC)
24. Soldier Leaves a Legacy Much Larger Than “He Was Gay” (CNN)
25. Pentagon’s Rop Secret Cat Warfare Exposed (Slate)
26. Middle Class Backlash at Occupy Wall Street Protesters (CNN)
27. Obama bans asthma inhalers over environmental concerns (The Weekly Standard)
28. Clarence Thomas Writes One of the Meanest Supreme Court Decisions Ever (Slate)
29. Obamas Go Shopping at Target (“Good Morning America”)
30. Who owns America? Hint: It’s not China (CNN)
31. UC Davis Protesters Arrested, Pepper Sprayed (Huffington Post)
32. Should the American Flag be Banned in America? (Fox News)
33. UC Davis police officer pepper sprays nonviolent protesters (Huffington Post)
34. Arnold Schwarzenegger acknowledges paternity of child out of wedlock (L.A. Times)
35. U.S. Forces kill Osama bin Laden in Pakistan (MSNBC)
36. Obama Announces the Death of Osama bin Laden from White House (MSNBC)
37. Obama Announces the Death of Osama Bin Laden (CNN)
38. Lobbyists Succeed in Categorizing Pizza as a Vegetable in Schools (Huffington Post)
39. Lobbying Firm Memo Spells Out Plan to Undermine Occupy Wall Street (MSNBC)
40. How to Tax the Rich (The Wall Street Journal)