Saturday, January 22, 2005

Hajj Pilgrims

On January 20th, CNN and Fox ran identical AP stories on the hajj pilgrimage when pilgrims stone pillars representing Satan. The next day, CNN ran a Reuters story headlined “Hajj pilgrims stone ‘devil’ Bush.” The opening sentence is:

Hajj pilgrims pelted stones at symbols of the devil on Friday, with many saying they were targeting U.S. President George W. Bush and other world leaders seen as oppressing Muslims.

Fox did not run that article (or at least has not, to date).

Links to the articles:

http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast/01/21/hajj.bush.reut/index.html

http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast/01/20/hajj.ap/index.html

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,144933,00.html

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