Thursday, January 06, 2005

Senate Hearing -- Part 1

Alberto Gonzales is President Bush’s nominee for U.S. Attorney General and he was questioned at a senate hearing today. Both CNN and Fox ran stories about the tough questioning he faced. CNN emphasized opposition to Gonzales whereas Fox was more positive, while mentioning opposition. This is demonstrated, in part, by the first quotes that they give from Gonzales:

CNN’s first quote from Gonzales (4th sentence): “ ‘I will be the first to admit I am not perfect and I make mistakes,’ Gonzales told the committee after being asked if any mistakes involving him were made in the war on terror.”

Fox’s first quote from Gonzales (2nd sentence): “President Bush has made clear that the government will defend Americans from terrorists ‘in a manner consistent with our nation's values and applicable law, including our treaty obligations,’ Gonzales said. ‘I pledge that, if I am confirmed as attorney general, I will abide by those commitments.’"

Links to the articles:,2933,143596,00.html

1 comment:

Kicknit said...

Did you also happen to notice that CNN only aired clips of the confirmation hearing when a Democrat was asking questions?