Thursday, February 10, 2005

Dean and the DNC

I am not seeing any big differences tonight; however, there is another somewhat subtle headline difference between CNN and Fox. The identical AP articles are about Howard Dean getting ready to take over the Democratic National Committee leadership. Here is the opening sentence in the AP article:

Howard Dean promised cheering supporters Wednesday night he would harness their energy to lead the Democratic Party back to power in the halls of Congress and the White House by 2008.

CNN’s headline is certainly appropriate to the opening sentence. It reads: “Dean pledges to lead Democrats back to power.” Fox did not seem to want to mention in the headline anything about the Democrats returning to power. Fox’s headline was “Dean pumped to take power at DNC.”

Links to the articles:
http://www.cnn.com/2005/ALLPOLITICS/02/10/dean.democrats.ap/index.html
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,147000,00.html

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