Monday, January 17, 2005

Bush, Iraq, and the Washington Post

Both had articles on a Washington Post interview with the President. Fox ran an AP story with the headline “Bush: No Troops Out of Iraq Yet.” The article was 766 words long. The first 409 words are about statements by Bush, Powell, and White House counselor Dan Bartlett. Near the end of those 409 words, there is this quote from Bush about his Iraq policy: "We had an accountability moment, and that's called the 2004 elections." That quote is the subject of a CNN article headlined: “Bush hit for linking Iraq to vote.”

Fox’s AP article mentions an opposing view by the Senate's second-ranking Democrat, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL). CNN’s article has statements from Bush and Bartlett about Iraq and seems to be mostly about the reaction to Bush’s comments on Iraq. Bush’s quote about the “accountability moment” was two-thirds into Fox’s article while CNN had the quote as its third sentence. CNN had many comments from Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and a statement from Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI).

Fox’s AP article tells more about the Washington Post interview including the topics of gay marriage and Iran. CNN did not have an article about the interview, just this article about the reaction to Bush’s comments on Iraq.

Was CNN overly harsh on Bush? Was Fox too easy on Bush?

Links to the articles:,2933,144516,00.html

1 comment:

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