Over the summer the ‘most viewed’ and ‘most emailed’ articles from the online Wall Street Journal or New York Times were mostly opinion pieces – political punditry from Maureen Down, Frank Rich, Peggy Noonan et al. This week the most popular articles are still opinion but now it’s all about the financial crisis. The second most emailed article on nytimes.com today i s Freakonomics co-author Steven Levitt’s blog, featuring an FAQ about the crisis with two finance professors. (Number one: Timothy Egan’s ‘Moo’, a blog post about Sarah Palin.) Second most emailed on wsj.com today: ‘Bad accounting rules helped sink AIG’, an op-ed piece by Zachary Karabell, president of River Twice Research. Also in today’s inbox: ‘Reckless? You’re in luck’ by the Times’ Floyd Norris (with a link to Norris’ blog) and commentary by Bloomberg news columnist Ann Woolner, ‘Sue them, jail them, make them pay for meltdown’.