We got an anonymous, accusatory e-mail from someone questioning why such-and-such a story isn't showing up on the "most viewed" list on our front page.
The "most viewed" and "most commented" lists are updated once a week -- They're not real-time. That's why the lists are labeled "Last week's most read stories" or what have you. They are created by a computer program on our servers in Missouri. We have no local control over them, no way to exempt any story or jigger with the results. (And why would we want to, anyhow?) Unless there's some sort of technical problem, and I don't know of any, what you see are the real results.