Tuesday, December 28, 2004

2004: Top ten stories

Thought I would compare the top ten news stories of both. Here are the lists:

CNN

1. Election 2004

2. War in Iraq

3. Terrorism

4. (tie) 9/11 Commission

4. (tie) Hurricane season

6. Yasser Arafat dies

7. Morality split [election, “wardrobe malfunction”, “The Passion of Christ”, "Fahrenheit 911", same-sex marriage, Pledge of Allegiance]

8. Ronald Reagan dies

9. Sudanese crisis

10. Red Sox win World Series

Fox

1. W for president

2. Iraq and the war on terror

3. Oil-for-food scandal rattles U.N.

4. Massacre at Beslan [Russian school hostages]

5. Remember the Gipper [Ronal Reagan’s death]

6. ‘Your government failed you’ [September 11th commission]

7. Spain’s Sept. 11th

8. With Arafat gone, let there be peace

9. It’s a twister out there! [Hurricanes]

10. Tell it to the judge [Jayson Williams, Matha Stewart, Kobe Bryant, Scott Peterson]

Differences:

What CNN has but Fox does not

7. Morality split [election, “wardrobe malfunction”, “The Passion of Christ”, "Fahrenheit 911", same-sex marriage, Pledge of Allegiance]

9. Sudanese crisis
10. Red Sox win World Series

What Fox has but CNN does not

3. Oil-for-food scandal rattles U.N.

9. It’s a twister out there! [Hurricanes]

10. Tell it to the judge [Jayson Williams, Matha Stewart, Kobe Bryant, Scott Peterson]

NOTE: CNN has “Terrorism” whereas Fox has two examples of terrorism; i.e., Beslan and Spain, plus “war on terror” in #2.

Links:

http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2004/yir/

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,142600,00.html

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,142524,00.html

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