Thursday, September 16, 2004

CNN Biased or USANow too Sensitive?

We've all heard the accusations that the media is clearly liberal. Study after study reveals a liberal bias in the media, but is this bias obvious and influential, or subtle and benign?

Right now, CNN's website has 3 headlines related to the presidential election. These are the headline titles:
  • Kerry:Bush 'living in fantasy world' on Iraq - This headline is conveniently placed beneath two other headlines with negative news on Iraq.
  • Kerry focusing on Bush record
  • Kerry rips Bush on jobs.

    There you have it: 3 headlines from CNN and every one highlights Kerry attacks on Bush, even to the point of including Kerry talking points in the headline.

    Subtle and benign, or obvious and influential?
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