Of course CNN and Fox ran articles on the inauguration. Both were similar, talking about the events of the day, interspersed with comments from the President’s inaugural address. The stories are similar, with relatively minor differences, including information about protesters near the end of each article. Here are a couple of differences though:
* CNN has a subsection with the heading “Bearing the costs.” Fox does not mention costs.
* CNN notes that Bush never mentions Iraq by name.
* Fox has more direct quotes from Bush but its article is longer. Both devote about 19% (using word counts) to direct Bush quotes. But Fox devoted more space overall covering the story with 1572 words whereas CNN used 1043.
* Both chose mostly different quotes. If you want the details you can see them in the table below. The words in red are quoted in both articles. Fox also included the words of the oath (not included below).
… outlining in his inaugural address a
Bush called on the "force of human freedom" to "break the reign of hatred" and "expose the pretensions of tyrants" in the world.
Bush indirectly referred to the
"We are led, by events and common sense, to one conclusion: The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands. The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world," Bush said.
"So it is the policy of the
He called for Americans to "look after a neighbor and surround the lost with love," and to abandon racism and bigotry.
"We have known divisions, which must be healed to move forward in great purposes -- and I will strive in good faith to heal them," Bush said.
"Yet those divisions do not define
… pledging to spread freedom to "break the reign of hatred and resentment."
"In a world moving toward liberty, we are determined to show the meaning and promise of liberty," he said. "No one is fit to be a master and no one deserves to be a slave."
Bush spoke to the higher calling of the
Bush also said efforts to help other nations achieve liberty need not always involve the use of weapons, but added that it was his first duty to defend the
Bush also asked
Bush also asked the American public, which divided so starkly during the election, to put aside differences that would prevent the
Bush expressed confidence in the eventual spread of freedom "because freedom is the permanent hope of mankind, the hunger in dark places, the longing of the soul. "
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